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Hey King, can you please ease up on the "ALL CAPS" it makes your posts difficult to read.
Now, if you want a climbing machine, check out Specialized's EPIC. Pair that with a Fox Terralogic fork and you've got a hill climbing monster.
There is always the debate of hardtail vs. fullsuspension for climbing. I think there are pro's and con's of both, but prefer a full suspension for the way down, so I'd chose the FS bike.
The Epic uses incredible suspension technology that only reacts from forces from the ground up, and locks out from rider induced forces. Same with the Fox fork.
Plus, with full suspension, the rear wheel tends to stay on the ground vs. bouncing like a hardtail.
The benefits of a hardtail are the weight savings and the instant feedback.
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