Are you a dyed in the wool hard tail fan, or just want to try something new? the axis offers up classic cross country hard tail styling, but with a bit of a modern trail riding spin. It'S designed around 27.5" Inch wheels to let you roll more easily over obstacles, but offers a slightly more nimble option that the bigger 29' wheels.. Effectively giving you the best of both worlds. The lightweight 6061-t6 aluminum frame is stiff and nimble adding to the quick handling feel, and the machined head tube makes sure your steering is always precise. Factor in the durability of the forged rear dropouts and replaceable derailleur hanger, and you're sure to love this modern day hard tail.