Things that were once old are new again, and just like that hardtails are having a resurgence. Modern geometry, strong yet light components and a whole lot of simplicity make for a super capable bike without the complexities and expense of rear suspension.

The Marin El Roy is one of the latest crop of hardtails. a 63 degree headtube angle paired with a spacious front end and big wheels means there isn’t much it can’t do. Jak has gone and taken this build to the next level with a smattering of hand polished components and a parts spec that should survive the apocalypse.