After doing lots of research and reviewing many different hardtail bikes we have come up with a list of the best hardtail mountain bikes under $1500. There are many plus points of owning a hardtail mountain bikes.

If you do a lot of cross country races then the hardtail is much lighter. Compared to a full suspension there are less components meaning that it will weigh much less. There is always an option to upgrade to a mountain bike in the future for a certain cost. But in general a hardtail will be a much cheaper option. 

Best hard tail mountain bikes under $1500

Diamondback Bicycles Hook 27.5 Hardtail Mountain Bike Review

The Diamondback Hook has won our editor’s choice aware for best hardtail mountain bike under $1500 and you will really have to look no further in terms of quality and build.

The Hook is made with hand-built aluminum hardtail frame with a progressive, low-slung geometry for trail riding performance.

Long in the front, short in the back, while being low and maneuverable, the Hook is deft and precise on tight trails yet rock-steady when you are going down the steepest descents.

A 120mm SR Suntour fork which soaks up the impact while a SRAM X3 1×8-speed drivetrain keeps you riding nicely up and down the hills, with smooth gear shifting.

With 27.5” wheels for  increased maneuverability, the Hook makes a great trail bike. Lastly the powerful Tetra Aries mechanical disc brakes will brings you to complete stop and with positive feedback from customers it makes this an excellent choice.

  Bike Size Guide  
Rider Height5'4"-5'7"5'7"-5'10"5'10"-6'1"6'1"-6'4"
Recommenced Bike SizeSmall/16"Medium/18"Large/20"XL Large/22"

 

Pros

Large 27.5″wheels  for  increased maneuverability

SR Sun tour XCM 120mm travel suspension

SRAM X3 1×8-speed drivetrain shifters 

Cons

Not particularly well for climbing with only 8 gears

 

 

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Diamondback Bicycles LUX -Best womens hardtail mountain bike under 1500

We have included a hardtail mountain bike for women as well as then men. In our search we came across a very good hardtail bike for the money. 

This bike starts with a 6061-T6 aluminum frame for light weight and durability, something good for women as they don’t have to ride round a heavy bike.

The women’s-specific frame provides a little extra standover clearance, which makes it easy to challenge yourself on new trails.

Bumpy terrains and uncomfortable rides are a thing of the past. the RockShox 30 Silver 100 travel fork soaksa these shocks up and provides a smooth riding experience. 

The 27.5-inch wheels coupled together with Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires roll well over obstacles and provides great traction.

Thoughtful women specific touchpoints – include a Devine Edition women’s saddle, DB Laser 720mm handlebar, and narrower grips add to this amazing hardtail bike  a great package to get you shredding.

Pros

Devine Edition women’s saddle
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RockShox 30 Silver 100mm travel fork

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm front/160mm rear rotors.

Cons

Does not have a quick lockout for the front shock

 

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BEIOU Bicycles Hardtail Mountain Bike 26 Review

The BEIOU hardtail mountain bike is truly beautiful. with its glossy 3k 26-Inch ultralight carbon fiber MTB frame it will certainly turn a few heads. The bike is also tried by CNAS and MA in terms of balance of strength and light weight.

The Shimano 3×9 Speed drivetrain is a staple of its reliability; SRAM mechanical disc brakes also offer great stopping power. Coupled together with its Ultralight carbon fiber handlebar and seatpost makes this a truly gorgeous bike to ride. True to its design with many feather light components makes this a great bike if you plan on doing cross country.

 

 

Pros

Best looking bike with 3 carbon fiber frame
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Comes partially assembled and can be set up in just 10mins

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm front/160mm rear rotors.

Cons

Does not have a quick lockout for the front shock