Underdog Hardtail Build

An Ns Eccentric hardtail frame

Head to our YouTube community page, Instagram or Facebook and there’s never been more love for the humble hardtail, despite the rise of lower-cost full suspension technology and the increasing number of gravel bikes attempting to take over too!

Plenty of us are still favouring the simplicity of a front fork-only setup and in many cases, the hardtail just being the right tool for the job in hand.

We’ve put together a few hardtails over the past couple of years, including this upgraded Nukeproof Scout and a winter-riding demon from NS. This time we’re changing things up with our Ultimate Underdog Build – building a hardtail using parts from some of the less known brands on the Chain Reaction Cycles website. Oh – and at the end of the series we’re giving it away to one lucky YouTube subscriber!

Watch our videos for all the details:

Box Prime 9 Groupset revealed

In this video, we’re discussing the very important matter of what groupset to choose.

Now, we could keep it simple and slap on a SRAM Eagle or Shimano 12-speed groupset to suit our budget and there would be nothing wrong with that, the two groupset giants make exceptionally good drivetrains that offer excellent performance, value and reliability.

But the beauty of a custom build project is the opportunity to think a little differently, which is why we’re bucking the trend and opting for a Box Components groupset.

Are we overforking this bike?!

In the last episode we introduced you to the NS Eccentric frame we’re using for our Underdog Hardtail Build – now we’re going to take a look at the all-important suspension fork we’ve gone for.

Enter for your chance to win:

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1. By entering the promotion, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. The Promoter of this contest is Wiggle Ltd. 1000 Lakeside, Suite 310, Third Floor N E Wing, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN. (the “Promoter”).
3. The Promoter is offering those who enter this promotion a chance to win a custom NS hardtail bike.
4. To enter this contest, entrants must fill in the form with all details. All eligible entries will be entered into the contest.
5. Entrants must be aged 16 years or over. This promotion is not open to any employees of the Promoter or any of their affiliate companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this contest.
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