I’ve had a bit of a project in mind for a while now; a hardtail that takes advantage of the new 3″ size ‘half fat’ tyres we’re seeing. A semi fat 29’er is perhaps a step too far though, I still want the darned thing to go around corners! So how about a 27.5″ plus
It seems like the world has got over it’s love affair with fat bikes, but still has a bit of a lingering crush for the fuller figured tyre. We’re seeing a trend now to spec clearance for 2.8″ to 3″ tyres; the perfect compromise between grip, cushioning and drag, especially on a hardtail. But… The
It’s been a little while since I took a look at Stanton bikes which is surprising as they’re well known for their progressive UK designed hardtails. A picture of the latest Titanium Switchback MK II in a recent magazine was enough for me to want to take a closer look though – nu skool hardtail?
Now, you remember I was promising you a part two of the ‘new skool’ hardtail item? It was all down to Olivier… Olivier, from Switzerland, is a friend of the blog from way back, his Alpine ‘Raw Label’ hardtail was one of the first bikes I featured. He got in touch recently to let me know
The ‘hardcore hardtail’ is making a comeback and this time it’s armed with downhill geometry and the latest full suspension frame features. Hardtail bikes have always proved popular in the UK; they are all you’ll ever need for much of the riding that we do. The relative lack of maintenance compared to a full suspension