Ok Chaps, here is my dilemma... Hardtail or full suss. I know done to death, but I need some advice for my type of riding etc, not looking to have cabbages thrown at me.
So here is the situation, I have a very old mountain bike hardtail, but I have mainly been riding a road bike last 8 years. I now live close to the alps and now i have more time i want to be off road as well as climbing on the road. I will also be doing some forest riding too. I wuld also like to perhaps compete in some XC events when i get my fitness up
So I will probably be climbing more time than descending. I'm not really a lift catcher. So here what I have been thinking, a sturdy hardtail such as a soul, with an adjustable fork and dropper. Im guessing adaptable and sturdy but not to harsh.
or and xc type of full sus like a cube ams 110. Not interested in carbon models will have to be al.
I would also like to do longer 2 day rides across alps so comfort is also up there, but Im guessing i could put a fat tyre on the hT?
Im looking for practical advice here, and also advice from anyone who alp rides a lot and has made the same decision and been happy or a sad.