With no rear suspension and a tough build, a steel or aluminium ‘hardcore hardtail’ frame will see you proud when you’re launching o stairs and over jumps. Tom rides a Green Bicycles Scope.
Long brake cables
Perfect for barspins, X-ups and tailwhips. You’ll want to keep your brake hoses long so they don’t get ripped out when you get wild.
No gears means less to break when you’re hucking your meat on the streets. You can run a super-strong chain too.
You’ll want a burly single-crown suspension fork with a through-axle. Fox’s 36 is a good bet, or RockShox’s Pike DJ.
Although bigger may be better for XC, enduro and downhill, 26in wheels are still ideal for riding street, with tough rims to take care of those flat landings.
Perfect for gripping the smooth tarmac, slicks are best for street riding and roll a lot faster than their knobbly counterparts.