The Boardman MHT range is designed to blur the boundaries between cross-country and trail riding, offering confidence-inspiring handling and control when the trail heads downhill, but without compromising speed and fun-factor on mellower routes.Whether you’re planning to blast around a trail centre or cover big distances on an epic day out in the countryside, the geometry and design of the lightweight alloy frames of the MHT range have got it covered. Slacker head angles and longer reach compared to a traditional cross country bike, combined with 120mm air-sprung forks deliver great stability and traction. Light and efficient smooth-weld alloy frames with wide-range 1X drivetrains across the range mean climbing isn’t a chore either.MHT 8.9The MHT 8.9 is our top of the line hardtail with carefully chosen specification to give maximum control, speed and fun on the trails. A lightweight 6061 T6 aluminium frame is at the core of the bike, with SRAM’s 12-speed SX Eagle drivetrain giving a huge spread of gears to cover steep ups and downs. SRAM also cover braking duties with their powerful Level T hydraulic disc brakes.A 120mm air sprung RockShox Reba fork is supple and well-damped, keeping your bars level and your front tyre pressed into the ground over rough trails. 29×2.25” Vittoria Barzo TLR tyres are an aggressive cross country tread with an advanced, Graphene 2.0 infused compound that rolls fast and grips well, and are tubeless-ready, offering a simple upgrade route to ditch tubes forever (tubeless conversion kit required separately).Key Features:Lightweight 6061 aluminium frame with Boost spacing and 12mm thru-axle,SRAM SX Eagle 12 speed drivetrain with a wide range 11-50t cassette,SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes,RockShox Reba RL 120mm Boost thru-axle fork,Vittoria Barzo TLR Graphene 2.0 tubeless-ready tyres.