- Anyone still riding, ragging, jumping and loving their hardtail aged 35+ ?
I’m contemplating do I reallly need a full suss. I think it’s peer pressure from riding buddies two who have 130 and 150mm full suss’s and my best mate who keeps saying we both need get full suspensions. He rides a 130mm Hardtail at moment and me a 100mm one yet I’m the quickest on the majority of the strava segments at Gisburn and the quickest on Hope Line.
I don’t want to do 20ft drop offs. I do like getting air on the hope line jumps though.Posted 4 years agowinchMember
I’ll be turning 30 very soon and my only bike is a hardtail, which I love to rag and abuse to the best of my abilities. I’m wondering how much longer I can expect to keep this up as I have no intention of switching to a fs until my hand (or knees or whatever) is forced!
So, I’d like to hear from any fully grown adults who are very much enjoying riding and particularly jumping their hardtail into the 2nd and 3rd quarters of their life!Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
42 race DH on mine, all of them 🙂
Superfly Styler deluxe 853 steel.
Atomlab Pimp2, triple butted Daytona steel.
Surly Karate Monkey, double butted cromo steel.
I likes steel.
EditPosted 4 years ago
seen Steven’s post….. thought you where younger than 32 🙂 the way you hit that jump (got beaten by Steven at Gawton)colournoiseSubscriber
43 and still ragging my BFe round the woods and down the hills. Not a dirt jumper by any means, but still not averse to getting my wheels off the ground.
Been riding various incarnations of rufty-tufty hardtails since the mid-90s and don’t intend to stop any time soon.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Just turned 40 here and have a nice harsh aluminium HT as my go to trail bike. Had a brief flirtation with a FS as my main bike in my early 30s but back on hardtails now.
I don’t really get the switching to FS due to injury thing. Unless you get seriously overbiked and want to just pedal through the rougher stuff then I don’t think it makes a huge amount of difference.Posted 4 years agoeskayMember
Just turned 40 and love my HT, I have never tried a full suss so cannot say that I would not like one but I love the feedback I get from my HT.
I grew up riding Raleigh Bombers/rigid MTBs and have never really grown out of that! That is probably why I like my cx bike so much as it takes me back to my roots!!Posted 4 years agoheadpotdogMember
I’m 41 and my only bike is a steel hardtail and I love it. Been riding with a few different people lately with a real mix of bikes and I haven’t been left standing by a full suss yet 🙂
Each to their own, but I’m finding my hardtail so rewarding to ride at the moment that I keep thinking the full suss riders are missing out. Hard tail riders just seem to get more of a buzz out of riding trails & that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it???Posted 4 years ago
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