Hi, I am about to buy my very first MTB. I would say I would be doing something like 70% asphalt, and 30% off road, and my style of off road is just that, nothing jumping involved.
I don't know much (anything) about MTB front fork suspension. So, I am having a hard time choosing between between a bike with front fortk suspensions (2005 marin valley bear valley, US model) and a non front suspension MTB, both have the same price, same major components.
Would suspension be needed for my style of riding? Or is it something nice to have just in case. What would be the reasons then for those who decide on bikes without any front fork suspension?