Hardtail mountain bikes are a great starting point for beginners, as well as being the choice of many seasoned riders. Jump bikes are almost exclusively hardtails because they are designed to be light and tough, ironing out the bumps with their front suspension, while giving greater control and responsiveness. Brands like Cannondale, Trek and Scott are some of the best go-to names in this discipline.
If it’s revolutionary materials you’re after, take a look at Cube’s C68 (trust us, you won’t be disappointed). Then there are Trail plus bikes, which are growing in popularity thanks to their wide wheels and tyres giving greater stability on tricky rides. These are definitely worth considering if you are new to the world of MTB or frequently ride over the roughest terrains