The first hardtail to bring the party to wagon wheels is back with a vengeance. When it debuted in 2011, the Canfield Yelli Screamy was the first 29-inch mountain bike with sub-17-inch chainstays and aggressive all-mountain geometry. It was the only hardtail 29er that didn’t ride like one, and proved that a lightweight, efficient mile-muncher could still make you smile on the descents.

Long before “downcountry” was a word, the Yelli Screamy was an XC bike with an identity crisis.

Back by popular demand, the third generation of the venerable Yelli Screamy is longer and slacker with increased reach across all sizes and a 65.5-degree head-angle, yet retains its rally car-like handling thanks to 16.7-inch chainstays and signature Canfield geo. Crafted from 6061 series aluminum for a compliant ride, the Yelli features stealth dropper routing, ISCG tabs, boost spacing and three water-bottle mounts.

Slice and dice singletrack. Rail pump tracks and jump lines. Load it with frame bags and get lost. Keep up with your spandex-clad friends on the climbs and embarrass them on the descents.

Do whatever you want on the Yelli Screamy, just don’t tell it that it’s a short-travel 29er hardtail.