When pedaling efficiency is tops on your list of things to look for in a new rig, hardtails are impossible to beat; their short wheelbases and stiff rear triangles make them adept climbers. But what if you want something that's able to handle technical rock gardens and gnarly terrain without rattling the teeth out of your head, too? Look no further than our Subvert line. Extra wide 2.8" tires and taller 27.5 rims roll smooth when the terrain gets rocky and provide total confidence when diving into turns. Go ahead and ride a little over your head; that's what the Subverts are made for!