At any given price, a 26-inch wheel hardtail should have a better specification than a full suspension bike or a hardtail 29er. When that price is ‘under £1,000’, where one poor component choice can tip the balance on a bike’s performance, there’s a strong case for choosing an uncompromised, 26er hardtail – like this Boardman HT Pro.
The second Heaven of the South Mountain Bike Endurance event takes place on 19-20 May in Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.
HOTS is a fantastic opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the country on two wheels and raised over £4000 last year for local charities including Bristol Children’s Hospital. There will be a 75k and a 50k route and also Roller Racing, one of the highlights of last year's event.