Am I Odd – I like riding my hardtail now and not my Spicy!
It's a pretty "on-trend' thing to say/do, isn't it? Though I've just gone the other way- a new boinger, and to avoid it sitting it in the shed most of the time like the last few, I've sold the Ti456. I'm determined to get through the winter with just the new bike and the crosser.
Sometimes though a change is as good as a holiday.Posted 7 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Got a Kona Dawg Primo in the loft.
Blue Pig has been used now for the best part of a year. Dawg is 5yrs old so not too bothered about storing it till I can afford to do some maint/repairs and get it going again.
Had a bad back for 30odd yrs and tbh I did not find the fs to be any benefit, prolonged climbing can cause me as much discomfort as any bumping/bashing. Sometimes just the rebound action of the rear shock can set off a spasm. Finding the Pig to be very comfy for all day rides of 5-6hrs.Posted 7 years agocoopersport1Member
Find I'm on my old P7 alot more than my 5 at the moment, but took the 100mm P7 to Afan last week and after loving day 1 blasting round Skyline by day 3 and then on to Brecfa I wished I got the 5!my spine is not as shock absorbant as it used to be. However locally the P7 will get the most use in the mud through the winter, ditch the 1×9 and back to SS 😀Posted 7 years agoahwilesSubscriber
i like riding my hardtail, my left ankle really doesn't.
(old war wound).
here's to hoping itser skill thing, and i can learn to ride smoother.
i've found that a hardtail is more fun most of the time, as well as making the climbs easier it makes the descents last longer – which is nice.Posted 7 years agoGiantJauntMember
I hadn't ridden my hardtail for about 9 months after getting a full suss but then one day I had to get back on it as my other bike was needing repairs. It was great to be back on the Schwinn and in some ways I enjoy it more than the full suss bike. I think it's because there's more trail feedback and it's a shorter bike so I can do a bit more with it rather than just point and go. I'm thinking a hardtail with a slackish head angle and big forks would be fun.Posted 7 years agosenor jSubscriber
Recently got a p7 with 140mm forks.So much fun.
The sub5 hasn't had a look in since early july!
I'm in the South east now , I bought the sub 5 when I was in Cumbria.Posted 7 years ago
A hard tail is all you need really, darn sarf.
However the p7 had me grinning like a bag o'chips at the weekend doing
Langdales,Whinlatter & Skiddaw fig8, so the Sub5 may soon be redundant.JPcapelMember
Couldn't agree more with original post by rep341
Sold DH bike earlier this month deciding not using it enough beyond odd day to somewhere like UKbikepark or similar – bike is actually useless on local trials – so Gone!
turner 5spot DW link – good all rounder but fails to excit much anymore.
Hardtail – new Genesis alpitude bought about 1 month ago – with 150mm floats – outstandingly entertaining to ride, total build weight 26.5lbs with a steel frame (loads of bling has had to be used to achieve this weight XTR, 9 speed set up – to keep weight as low as poss). Took it to chicksands yesterday usually favouring full suss bike and had best visit ever thrashing down 4X and dual track without wanting the day to end.Posted 7 years ago
Can totally see myself possibly selling the 5spot and getting the brodie holeshot in ti as perhaps the perfect single bike I want/need…..
Nothing to do with trends, just how my riding is progressing, stuff that is easy on a full suss – big drops/jumps is more rewarding on a hardtail when you get it right and smooth. Also I like the clean lines of the frames and relative simplicity of maintaing a hardtail.mangatankMember
I've found exactly the same thing recently. The gears have gone west on the full susser, so while I wait to take it in for a fix, I've resurrected the hardtail. The first ride was a bit 'ouch', but within two days the veil was lifted from my eyes: Hardtails are brilliant! Great climbing, great across flat ground, fantastic on singletrack and…well, okay, not so quick going down hill but on everything else, I had more fun. And when I hit the tarmac at the end of the ride…wow, it was amazing!
Full susser may be appearing on ebay soon, and I'm already saving for a Ti frame. 😀Posted 7 years ago
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