Hard tail electric bikes are focussed around your everyday trail biker. Those who want to explore the great outdoors off road. What is a hard tail electric mountain bike? Hard tail bikes are defined by having suspension at the front and a rigid frame at the rear (hard tail). Built with mountain bike off road / hybrid tyres they are suitable for lot's of applications. Want to learn the different styles and wheel sizes of hard tail bikes?
At e-bikeshop we offer many different styles of hard tail eBikes. The easiest way of defining the differences between models is in their wheel sizes:
26" FatBike Wheels
Slightly smaller wheels, but the fat bikes are fitted with wider / broader tyres. Designed to cope well with snow, sand, rocks & mud. These also effectively absorb the trails with enhanced grip levels!
The mountain bikers tyre of choice for everyday trail riding, with all manoeuvrability of a 26" but with fast rolling characteristics of a 29". See it as the middle ground, you can't go wrong.
Suited for XC and faster rolling riding, 29" tends to roll faster, cover more ground & go over obstacles easier. With slightly less tight handling in windy sections. Also well suited to taller riders.
Suited well to tarmac and road riding due to their larger circumference. Fitted with a narrower tyre that can also be used off road, bridle paths, railway tracks, canal paths and fire roads etc.
What are the benefits of a hard tail electric bike?
Hard tails are good for riding on light off road terrain. Some prefer the handling characteristics of a hard tail bike as it's rigid and you can feel the trail more underneath you. Whilst some prefer to use a full suspension bike for a more comfortable ride.
Let's not forget that a hard tail can easily be used on the road too. Ideal for someone who wishes to commute in the week and also hit some trails at the weekend. Although not specified, we can also fit mudguards, racks and lights to a hard tail as an effective; more stylish looking commuter. Larger 700c or 29" wheeled bikes tend to be better suited for this.
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