Even though full sussers revolutionized the industry, hardtailers still represent a huge percentage of new bike sales. They have their fans, purpose, usually are less pricey, and still they can have some advantages over their, let’s call them “rivals”, we’re yet to see a very expensive full suspension bike climbing smooth roads as well as a decent hardtaile. Let’s take a look at 5 best hardtail mountain bikes of 2014.

Giant XTC Advanced 27.5 0 Team (£4,999)

2014_Giant_XtC_Advanced_275The most expensive hardtail in this roundup. Handcrafted with advanced-grade composite and purposefully engineered for the perfect balance between speed and control. The OverDrive 2 steerer tube produces flawless front-end handling putting to shame on rough courses even some full suss machines. Undoubtedly this mountain bike is the choice for World Cup XC pros or very keen trail riders that want lay their hands on one of the best hardtail machines. Either way you have to admit it’s a bike you wouldn’t refuse.More Info

Canyon Grand Canyon CF SL 6.9 (£1,599)

canyon-grand - 5 BEST HARDTAILE MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2014Another racing option with a few drawbacks when compared to Giant XTC, but essentially it’s more affordable. It saves some weight through a lower grade slightly heavier carbon coming out of the same mould as Canyon’s top-flight SLX carbon hardtail. But whether you want to thrash it in the local woods or enter a 24-hour race, this is very capable, well sorted machine.More Info

Whyte 905 (£1,599)

whyte-905 - 5 BEST HARDTAILE MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2014UK mid-range model design with tapered head tube, a 6061 hydro-formed butted aluminium frame and RockShox Revelation RL, 27.5in fork. Long top tube design, 60mm stem, and whopping 750mm bars make it a very capable mountain bike, you don’t really need to customize this bike to hit the trails. If you’re looking for fun, then the Whyte 905 has to be on your shortlist. It’s not as light but it’s responsive enough to take you on a day long ride and certainly deserves a place amongst 5 best hardtail mountain bikes of 2014.More Info

Saracen Mantra Pro (£599.99)

Saracen Mantra Pro - 5 BEST HARDTAILE MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2014Under £600 it’s the cheapest and one of the best mountain bikes in this price range. Saracen can not just survive but it will simply attack tough and demanding trails without any problems. Quality responsive ride will make you blast down every trail looking for hard corners and high jumps.More Info

Trek Superfly 7 (£1300)

 5 BEST HARDTAILE MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2014 - TREK SUPERFLY 7Fast, light, stable and good looking. If you are looking for one of the 5 best hardtail bikes of 2014 at affordable price, this might be the one. This race mountain bike offers the perfect blend of performance and comfort that can be even acceptable by non-racers. Easily upgradable and totally worth doing so if you want even more speed.More Info


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