Who Should Get a Hardtail Ebike?
Ahardtail mountain bike is a versatile and all-terrain bike that has no rear shock and is equipped with either rigid forks or front suspension. A hardtail tends to be lighter and cheaper than a full – suspension bike and are a great choice for entry level and accomplished riders alike.
Looking for your first bike? Then look no further than a hardtail mountain bike. A hardtail is an incredibly versatile bike that can be used on a variety of terrains depending on the level of spec you go for. They are also far easier to look after, requiring much less maintenance than a full–suspension MTB. There’s no ‘pedal bob’ that comes with a fluid rear end, meaning that none of the effort and power you put in will be lost via the movement of the rear shock. You can tackle most green and blue off-road routes with a half-decent hardtail, giving you time to decide whether mountain biking is for you and whether you need to upgrade to a proper off-road full-sus dirt demon. As a general rule be wary of Full-suspension bikes available under the £1000 mark as they may sacrifice frame and component quality for the addition of a rear shock, leaving you worse off than if you'd opted for a high end hardtail instead.
A hardtail is your ticket back to the purity of mountain biking in the early days of the sport. With no rear suspension to save you if you make a mistake, trail riding on a hardtail is all about technique and body position. Riding a hardtail, you are more inclined to choose your lines with extra care and adjust your body to ensure that your legs are sturdy and counter the increased vibrations from the bikes rear end. A fantastic choice for winter training, the narrow tyres demand precision and the lack of rear suspension will save you many dirty hours cleaning gunk out of your rear shock – by the time you return to your full-suspension bike you will be riding with increased efficiency and speed due to the improvements in your technique and body-bike separation from a spell on a hardtail.