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  • Dual Suspension

    2 5.71%
  • Front Fork Suspension

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  • NO Suspension at all

    26 74.29%
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    Suspension or No Suspension

    I have noticed that more and more bikes have suspension now. Even road bikes are starting to fade in suspension.

    Does your bike (if more then one, the bike you ride most) have:

    a) Dual Suspension

    b) Front Fork Sus.

    c) No Suspension

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    Non, main ride> full Chromoly, stem, post, frame, fork.
    Last edited by jeff williams; 10-19-04 at 12:44 PM.

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    My commuter (which gets used more often) has front suspension but not much.

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    I have two bikes, one for winter and one for summer conditions. Neither have suspension. IMHO no suspension is better than el cheapo suspension.

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    I have several bikes with and without suspension. I ride the one without suspension more often. They are simpler and lighter. A brooks B66 will do just as well as expensive real suspension. It also lighter and less complicate. I prefer to keep it simple.

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    The beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity; why complicate it with suspension? Your arms and legs are all the suspension you need.
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    vote people vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Moulton
    The beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity; why complicate it with suspension? Your arms and legs are all the suspension you need.
    Amen!! A Good lugged STEEL frame is all the suspension a really
    good bikes needs besides your riding skills. All the gimicky
    stuff they add to bikes today is well.....gimicks.

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    My three-speed has seat-post suspension.

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    If it has a suspension, it can't be a road bike. Mutually exclusive terms. It might be a very nice bike, but it's not a road bike.

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    I have several bikes. All are rigid but one. I ride a Brooks Conquest (sprung saddle) on one Mtb tourer.
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    Rear suspension is for whimps with sore bottoms (not that it'll do any good of course), parents who think their kids need it to be cool, and seriously hardcore DHers that really do need it (and know how to set it up). Front suspension is much the same, but more people really need it (most MTBers). Me, I'm fine with rigid steel, but if I had an MTB and could afford a decent fork I'd probably get one.

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    Of 5 bikes, 2 are full suspension mtbs, one is front suspension only mtb, and one fully rigid mtb, and one road bike - steel and rigid.

    Ride the full suspension mtb most of the time, but the full rigid steel mtb is coming in a close second lately, I believe it will become my official commuter this winter. I love the crispness in the ride, and cannot get over the difference in handling.

    Never understood the whole gearing suspension towards the road bikes though.

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    My MTB is full suspension, my roadbike has no suspension and I admit that I do miss my old full-rigid and will probably go oldschool on my next MTB and build another full-rigid. There's nothing wrong with full-suspension. There's nothing wrong with a hardtail. There's nothing wrong with no-suspension. Each offers a different way to ride. Enjoy.
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