I'm sorry…but those who say that they don't need a FS are wrong
I’ve been kind of feeling the same since getting my FS but it all depends where you ride I suppose. Places with loads of braking bumps and the like seem to benefit loads from a full sus, you can carry way more speed and generally have more fun (imo). Flowy fast smooth stuff like the new FOD trail would be better on a HT as you can pump the transitions easier without sus sapping your speed.Posted 6 years agoTrimixMember
I agree with you simonm, but there will be someone who hates FS and will be along soon to tell you.
Years ago they would have a good point, but now suspension technology and frame geometry has moved on.
Actually so too have trails – we are riding stuff now way more difficult than we did 10 / 20 years ago in general.
There is still a place for a good HT though, usually under the bum of a very fast and fit XC whippet.Posted 6 years agohaggis1978Member
ok so damping, suspension design and geometry (well maybe not geometry and suspension design so much) has moved on in the last few years i’ll give you that but come on, do you really think that nobody rode that trail before full sus bikes came along. I bet i could tan your girly ass round there on my hardtail 😈Posted 6 years agorainbowMember
Depend what kind of trails you mostly ride, Bristol Aston Court and F.O.D. (smooth flowing) will be good for hardtail mtb, Afan and Cwmcarn (rocky) is perfect for full suspension mtbs as it’s more fun, end of the day dont worry what bike snobs say, ride the bike suited you best.
wow! there is alot of keyboard warriors on STW, very anal people 🙄
Happy trailsPosted 6 years agoalpinMember
i’m really tempted to have sticker for the seat stays made up saying “fähigkeiten statt federung” (skills instead of suspension….)
never got on with fullies. don’t like the soggy feeling of them. prefer the direct feel of the hardtail.
besides, i’m quicker than most people i ride with who are generally on FS anyway. that goes for generally pottering about, proper alpine descents and mini DH tracks. the lack of suspension isn’t holding me back.
sure it may not be as comfy as when on a fat FS, but for me it is more about the challenge, not the ease. was thinking of fitting a rigid fork to my other hardtail to make my next transalp more interesting.Posted 6 years ago
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