Mountain biking is as big as ever with riders going through tough mountain terrains and exploring rugged cliffs and roads. It is a huge adrenaline rush and is only becoming more and more popular! One of the hardest things to get right is the suspension for the environment that you are in.
It really is a deal breaker to have bad suspension as it can really hurt your backside. Similarly having suspension that is definitely not suited for the environment can lead to a broken bike. Both of these suck.
The best hardtail mountain bikes have a rigid frame with top shock absorbing suspension in the front forks of the bike.
Advantages Of A Hardtail Mountain Bike.
Hardtail mountain bikes generally accelerate quickly and have a good performance for off road biking. usually they climb well and they are light if you need to carry them. They are common and offer better components for the money (usually you can get them for well under $1,000). These mountain bikes are easy to use and are very responsive. This makes them great for single tracks and going over areas with sharp or ruigged obstacles.
Things to Consider
What type of riding will I be doing with this bike?
Is the terrain smooth with some obstacles like rocks and bumps or will I be riding on an even more rugged terrain? If that is the case then likely you need something with even better suspension and more expensive. And of course price is the next big factor, are you willing to spend under $1,000 or over? If under then this bike will definitely fit your budget.
Do you have a hardtail mountain bikes? Did you buy it recently? Let us know what model it is in the comments as we would love to hear from you!