Plus tires and hardtail bikes go together like... bikes and coffee. Or bikes and beer. Or beer and cheese. Or bikes and cheese. We assume. (We haven't field tested that one as much as the other two) This time their harmonious union has produced a bike that just won't quit. Gone are the days of aluminum bikes feeling cheap and slowing you down, and here to stay is the era of bikes that are as shreddable as they are afforable.
Seriously, this one likes to play.