Reply To: Cannondale vs. Giant Hardtail Mountain bike trails & Mountain bike reviews › Protected: Forums › Mountain Bike Forum › Cannondale vs. Giant Hardtail › Reply To: Cannondale vs. Giant Hardtail June 4, 2009 at 03:05 #77699 peacejoylove Hello! If you won’t mind my asking what is a hardtail bike exactly? I am confused with their names since they look like the same. By the way, who can suggest a good bike for newbies like me?