OK so here is a thought that popped into my head when I was reading a mountain bike magazine. Its seems like I'm seeing a constant flow of new 5 inch 6 inch trail bikes, and it seems like they are getting down to the weight of a good hard tail.
These bikes are great because they are good for most anything, they can climb, descend, huck, whatever.
So whats wrong with that, nothing except, they cost alot, the cheap ones are like 2000 dollars, and I have this sneaking suspicion that alot of people who are buying these are getting them to just go out and ride trails.
My SUV analogy follows that SUVs are the most lucrative vehicles for the manufacturerers to sale, they are also the least effecient and most of the time alot more vehicle then the owner needs.
OK I was bored, but does it make sense.