MBUK's Great British Hardtail

MBUK’s Great British Hardtail – spec check

The time has finally come to get our Great British Hardtail dirty, so let's look back at the process of making it and the UK-designed and/or made parts we used to build it up

This month was an exciting time for us, as we finally got the chance to put tyres to dirt aboard our Great British Hardtail. Our summer 2019 issue (MBUK 370, on sale now) tells the story of how we got on when we packed our steel-framed steed into the van and headed for the Steel City of Sheffield, for a proper shakedown on some proper ‘ard northern trails. Did it ride as we’d hoped it would? Grab a copy of the mag to find out!


Below is a short resume of the what it’s taken to get to this point – from the design of the frame to the measuring, cutting, brazing and painting that went into making it and finally building it up into a fully rideable bike…