Couldn't find what I was looking for in a search, so here goes:
Was just looking to buy a full suss XC bike when I started seeing good reviews of softtail bikes. This got me thinking (in a bit of a dilemma really). I'm looking for an all-day bike tht will take the hits out of trails. Not looking to huck of large objects or anything, just regular XC stuff, moderately technical. Will be a high budget bike.
Question really is: anyone ridden both and can offer an honest comparison? Did riding a softtail offer all the advantages wthout the drawbacks, or did you really miss having 4" rear travel?
Not looking for specific recommendations, can find that elsewhere (other threads, reviews etc) just a type comparison.
I already have 2 hardtails (alu & steel) and they don't really cut it for long periods in the saddle - let alone multi-day stuff.