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Compare Best Hardtail Bikes

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Score Product Price Our Take
86
$2,150
Editors' Choice Award
A well-rounded hardtail that blends solid value with stellar performance in most situations.
80
$2,550
Top Pick Award
A slick-climbing hardtail mountain bike that is ready for a cross country race but is happy thrashing flow trails.
77
$2,399
Top Pick Award
A very fun and versatile hardtail that is comfortable on a narrow range of terrain.
76
$1,599
Top Pick Award
Aggressive hardtail with a burly fork and an appetite for high speeds.
73
$1,499
An hardtail with an enduro-inspired attitude.
70
$3,799
A mile-eating hardtail that covers distance easily but is too brutal for rocky terrain.
69
$1,999
The Timberjack delivers solid on-trail performance and is more than happy to double as a bikepacking rig.
67
$2,399
A good-looking steel hardtail that delivers decent on-trail performance.
66
$1,599
Solid all-arounder that is limited by components.
66
$1,699
An affordable and trailworthy hardtail that delivers a mediocre ride.
62
$1,799
A sharp handling and quick-witted trail bike that provides an uncomfortable ride on rough terrain.
56
$1,299
A comofortable climber that is suitable for bikepacking and long days in the saddle.