Well, scientific research over the past two and a half weeks on my part has revealed that to be the case at least. I set off for a late afternoon ride on the hottest day of the year on dusty trails that are a no go area over winter. Within 50 yards I'd stopped because the bike felt wobbly- I blamed the main pivot bearing, although I'd just replaced it a month ago. Got off to have a look and found this-
I'd bought this bike as a replacement for three bikes, and until now the plan has worked. While it's being sorted out I needed something to ride- no bikes for two weeks has made me grouchy and it's doing the wife's head in. With a strict budget of £300 I have built this for the pricnely sum of £295. Weight is 27.5lbs (ironically 2lbs heavier than the 6" travel full suspension bike it's standing in for) and ride quality as yet unknown, but I'll find out in the morning.