Trek Hardtail Mountain Bikes
What is a Hardtail? A hardtail mountain bike is a solid frame paired with a suspension fork. The suspension fork allows the front wheel a certain amount of controlled vertical movement that varies depending on the style of bike (Hybrid = 60-100mm; Cross Country = 80-120mm; Trail = 120-140mm). Hardtails have fewer moving parts than full suspension bikes making them simple, easy to maintain, light weight, and more affordable than similarly equipped full suspension bikes. While they may not be quite as smooth and comfortable, they're still super fun!
Who is it for? Beginners, casual riders, bike-packers, XC racers, and purists all can appreciate the simple benefits of a quality hardtail. If you're on a budget, appreciate low maintenance, and favor smoother trails, a hardtail is probably a good fit. We recommend visiting your local bike shop to talk with a professional about your cycling goals. It's a good idea to test ride some different models and note what you like or dislike about each. The most popular and fun hardtail model we sell is the Trek Roscoe. Swing by and check one out today.
Want to compare & contrast all Trek's hardtails? Trek Hardtail Mountain Bike Guide
Is plush more your style? Check out our Trek Full Suspension Bikes.
Want to learn more about Trek bikes? Trek Bikes Buyer's Guide