Just an idea going round in my head. I was wondering which of these would be most comfortable without losing too much efficiency. And by comfortable I mean that you don't have to slow down at all while riding - I find with my road bike I am slowing down quite a bit and quite often for speedbumps, potholes, poor road surface etc.
- Full suspension MTB
- Hardtail MTB
- No suspension MTB
- No suspension cyclocross with fat (50mm+) tyres
- Hardtail cyclocross with fat (50mm+) tyres
I would really love to just be able to ride without giving a second thought to the road surface (unless of course it is icy / sandy etc.). The MTBs would have short travel suspension to minimise the efficiency loss.