Just got back from 3 hours hard pounding at the rear.
Usually, whenever I go xc riding I'm on my 160mm full susser. It carries a bit of weight for sure but today, with my brakes out of service on the Nukeproof mega, I took the Blender out instead.
I must have gotten soft as I don't remember xc riding being this punishing on a hardtail. Every bump, root and innocuous wallow was efficiently transferred to my back end. Stuff I'm used to not even noticing was bucking me forward and generally making it very hard to pedal efficiently and comfortably.
XC on a hardtail. Is it just me or does it in fact suck just a bit?....
How do you do it?!