Slim, fast and low maintenance: The hardtail bike offers you driving fun and efficiency at the highest level at a very fair price!
The advantages of this type of bike are based on the unsprung rear triangle in conjunction with a geometry optimized for the particular area of application. There is almost no area where a good hardtail would not feel comfortable. Whether touring, everyday or all-mountain, you will find the large selection of high-quality hardtails for every application with us. Of course, the bikes come with a top suspension fork, first-class brakes and equipment that rivals any wish list. But you not only save money on the purchase, but also on the follow-up costs. The maintenance effort of the extremely reliable and frugal bikes is extremely low! So cycling is really fun - without having to dig deep into your pocket..
What are the advantages of a hardtail bike?
The uncomplicated handling of hardtail bikes already begins with the purchase. The decisive choice of the suspension system is spared you as well as later adjustments of the rear triangle to individual requirements. The rigid rear end convinces not only by its simplicity, but also by maximum efficiency. Every pressure on the pedal is immediately converted into propulsion. The low weight of the hardtail bike also provides a plus in liveliness. Especially on not quite so rough slopes, the unsprung rear triangle can fully play out its strengths.
For increased ride comfort and traction in rough terrain provide tires in voluminous plus design. In the Liquid Life store you will of course find a wide selection of mountain bike hardtails with the fatter tires. The ideal combination of rolling resistance and damping ensures you a very dynamic ride on all trails. The wide Boost standard of the current series implemented for this purpose contributes its part to the high stiffness of the bike. For touring riders, the unsprung rear end offers another great advantage: the installation of a luggage carrier is often no problem..
The different frame materials.
In the production of frames, manufacturers resort to a wide variety of materials. The different material properties provide perfect conditions for the respective requirements. Thus, steel is used not only in the low budget sector, but also for high-quality wheels. The difference, of course, lies in the steel itself: High-quality frames are made from the finest 4130 Cr-Mo steel. This special material is used wherever maximum stability and a no-frills design are required. Prime examples of this are certainly BMX and Dirt Jump.
High-strength aluminum has established itself as a standard material in the bicycle sector. Advantages are a low weight, high stability and enormous rigidity. However, not all aluminum is the same! The manufacturers rely on a wide variety of aluminum alloys for their bikes, in order to be able to provide you as a rider with an optimal result. Thanks to modern technologies such as hydroforming, the positive properties of the universally applicable material can be increased even further. The scope of aluminum ranges from the cozy tourer to the radical downhiller..
In competitions, every blink of an eye counts! For this particular challenge, frames made of carbon are particularly suitable. The exclusive material allows the realization of extremely lightweight bike frames and attachments. Carbon is basically multilayer carbon fiber mats that are bonded inseparably to each other with resin. The result is extremely lightweight components that can also be designed completely freely by the designers. However, the high production effort is unfortunately also reflected in the price, which means that carbon is only used in the high-end range..
Hardtail bikes: areas of application and frame types.
The range of use of hardtail bikes ranges from uncomplicated all-rounders to specialists for cross-country races. The frame geometries optimized for each area of use ensure you efficiency, comfort and safety in equal measure. Women cyclists get their money's worth with the Women models. With a geometry adapted to the female anatomy and a steeply sloping top tube, women benefit from more sovereignty in critical driving situations or on technical trails.
In addition to the classic 26" hardtails, we also have modern 27.5" and 29" bikes ready for you. Meanwhile, the 27.5" wheel size has established itself, which perfectly combines the advantages of 26" and 29". On the one hand, you get the agility of a 26" bike, but at the same time also benefit from the great rolling behavior of the large wheel. Even more damping and grip promise hardtails with the wider plus tires. Almost every major manufacturer has in its range a mountain bike with 27.5 "+ tires..
Care of a hardtail bike.
Even the uncomplicated hardtail requires some care, but the effort required for this is very limited. Special attention should be paid primarily to the moving parts. Among the parts that need to be maintained are, of course, the suspension fork and the drive system. In the case of an air-supported suspension fork, the air pressure must be checked occasionally to prevent sagging. With a special damper pump from SKS, Cube or Topeak from our store a very easy to perform control.
Highest driving efficiency ensures only a properly maintained chain. This must run in the true sense of the word as lubricated! In the store, we have first-class lubricants ready for the drive in this regard. With gentle cleaning and care products, you can not only give your bike a new shine, but also ensure a value retention that should not be underestimated. Of course, the maintenance intervals specified by the manufacturers must be observed. Only in this way can you enjoy maximum driving safety and functionality.
The most important hardtail bike brands and models at a glance.
Equipped with the functionality of a Swiss knife, the Santa Cruz Chameleon Hardtail offers perfect conditions for ultimate driving fun. The no-frills aluminum frame ensures you on all trails an extremely agile handling as well as a terrific propulsion. The Santa Cruz Chameleon is available in our store with 27.5" or 29" tires. The Santa Cruz Highball was born on the XC race track. Uphill, the hardcore hardtail is so nimble that even some mountain goat is envious! Downhill, the cockpit offers you enough space to confidently master technical passages. The racy Santa Cruz Highball is also available as 27.5" or 29" version.
A great hardtail bike for beginners you get with the Cube Aim. Based on the Agile Ride Geometry inspires the Aim by a lively handling and a comfortable seating position. Like the top bikes, this incredibly affordable aluminum hardtail is also manufactured in the Advanced Mechanical Forming Process. Despite the small price, you do not have to sacrifice stiffness, stability and performance. For friends of the finest carbon material, we have two very hot devices directly ready with the Cube Elite C:62 and Cube Reaction C:62. The performance bikes are thoroughbred speed machines, but they do not lack versatility. Perfect for both the fast training lap as well as for uncompromising racing missions..
The very large selection of first-class Trek hardtails in the Liquid-Life Shop truly leaves nothing to be desired. Whether racing machine or all-rounder, with Trek you always make the right choice! In addition to the unisex models, we also carry a variety of attractive women's bikes. Of course, only the best frame materials and parts are used for all bikes. You are looking for a bike for trail and all mountain? In this case, we can warmly recommend the Trek Roscoe, which ensures additional traction and safety with medium width Plus tires. Thanks to trail geometry and tapered E2 head tube, the bike offers extremely confident handling in all riding situations..
Ghost hardtails enjoy great popularity among recreational cyclists and professional racers alike. The portfolio ranges from bikes for kids to high-end carbon bikes with which victories are regularly clinched worldwide. The popular Ghost Lector for fast laps is available in the store in a wide variety of versions. Rookies can score their first successes with the Lector 1.6 LC, the "old hands" board the podium with the Lector 9.9 UC or the Lector WC.9 UC, which has proven itself in the World Cup. The perfect entry - regardless of age - offers the extremely broad Ghost Lanao Hardtail series.
With much passion and heart blood the fine Hardtails of the Spanish noble forge Mondraker present themselves. Each bike houses groundbreaking innovations, which underline the performance-oriented orientation of the brand. In the Mondraker Podium Carbon Hardtail, the name says it all! The ultra-light hardtail was created for one purpose only: Podium places drive in! The cross country race bike comes with Stealth AIR Carbon IST XC frame and redefines the performance class. Equipped with 29 "wheels and ultimate components, best times are virtually guaranteed..