RAZZ A HARDTAIL
No rear bounce? No problem! Here’s how to get the most from a rigid-reared bike
Still the best way to hone your skills, we show you how to get the most out of a hardtail this winter
Full-sus bikes are so light and versatile these days that it sometimes feels as if there’s no place left for the old faithful hardtail. But don’t discount bikes with a rigid rear end just yet. They’re a load of fun and can teach you a lot of skills. What’s more, there’s something refreshing about the back-tobasics simplicity of a hardtail, not to mention that they’re cheaper and a whole lot easier to maintain, especially in the wetter months.