There is nothing like the feel of a good steel Hardtail off road. The latest generation Genesis Latitude 853 2012 Mountain Bike Frame features gusset free, triple butted Reynolds 853 DZB top and down tubes mated to a Reynolds 631 XX44 compatible head tube. The asymmetric chainstay design gives room for 2.4'' tyres and 2x10 drivetrains. A frame which is both light and stiff while retaining comfort for all day epic rides. Future-proofing the classic steel Hardtail was Genesis's aim here. Full 2x10 drivetrain and taper-steerer fork compatibility plus a revised geometry to handle the stiffer, more capable forks now available. If you can only have one Hardtail, this could well be your wisest choice. The Latitude handles forks from 100mm (racier but not twitchy handling) to 120mm (ideal singletrack / trail balance). Capable of doing it all at 120mm, this is in many ways our answer to the pro's and con's of big forked Hardtails in one light, capable package. The classic UK Hardtail redefined.