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Check out our shiny guide to the best hardtail mountain bikes of 2018. 


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Summer singletrack and the Scale Elite put a smile on Henry's face

After 10 months of abuse Scott’s big wheel hardtail has proved just as adept at a trail riding as adventure racing, says Henry Catchpole. The big question though, are the…

Score 9

Big wheels could dominate the cross country World Cup again this year, if the results from the first round at Pietermaritzburg in South Africa are anything to go by

Charge is well-known for cult steel hardtail frames, but the 29er Cooker has only recently been plumbed into the range.

Score 9

The Rockhopper isn't as good at hopping rocks than ripping singletrack

Few companies have as much experience building hardtails as Specialized. The 2011 Rockhopper proves that it has still got what it takes to build a great one.

Score 10

Of the 47 bikes we tested in 2011, six scored a perfect 10 out of 10. But only one will be crowned Bike of the Year

Score 10

DiamondBack Response Sport £499.99

With a stealth appearance, hydroformed tubeset and a generous build the DiamondBack promised a lot. The Truvativ 2-piece chainset and Giga Pipe outboard bearing also didn’t go unnoticed. However, the…

Score 5