The Tanglefoot Hardtack is all about stripped down simplicity. Only the sustenance you need to get you through the rough times. No fluff, no frills. To us, this means solid tire clearance 27.5 x 2.6 on wide rims, with a stiff and secure interface with the frame, 12mm thru axels front and back. A long front end to keep the dreaded toe clip overlap at bay, on all sizes. We're enamored with drop bars, so this means means you want a lot of stack with the extended head tube, and to keep the reach in check, take a gander at our Discord Components Stem offerings with 0 or 30mm of reach.
A higher bottom brackets let you keep your momentum through rough, technical terrain. And a slack seat tube angle keeps your knees happy even if you want to run a dropper post (because all the good ones have no setback). Big stiff frames, and high trail forks give you the stability you need when the going get's tough, or when you want to cruise that whole dirt road decent with no hands and dance in the bliss of the moonlight.
The Hardtack is all you need.
Click to download: Hardtack Geo and Sizing Chart - Sheet1