Suspension is overrated.
Originally Posted by Flak
Full rigid, love it.
Not sure i would ever go back to one myself, but i love seeing people out riding them hard. Rock on
They're not as hard to ride as you might think. Especially the 29" variety as the larger wheels smooth things out a little bit.
At first this was a fairly jarring ride, then I learned how to use my arms. I've only hit a couple spots on my local trails where I wish I had a suspension fork. And I'm convinced that more skill would probably alleviate that as well.
A suspension fork may NEVER grace this ride. I'm going to have to think about it. A second set of wheels and tires may be a better investment.
I like those Raleigh XXIXs. They're cheap and they have been getting EXCELLENT reviews. Apparantly you have to get on a waiting list to get your hands on one. They're so successfull that Raleigh has announced a XXIX+g
that adds gears and a suspension fork.
Back to fully rigid (hehehehe, hhehehehehe). I think we may have gone "all in" on full suspension too soon. There are really so many things that can be ridden fully rigid. I know a handfull of local riders who have ditched gears and suspension and these are the "best" riders.