The hardtail mountain bike has seen some rough years recently. Long thought to soon be a relic, the hardtail is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, despite a string of success in making full suspension bikes ever more affordable. GT just recently launched "Team Hardtail" joining Giant into the new-old category of mountain bikes.

The hardtail mountain bike has seen some rough years recently. Long thought to soon be a relic, the hardtail is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, despite a string of success in making full suspension bikes ever more affordable. GT just recently launched "Team Hardtail" joining Giant into the new-old category of mountain bikes.