I've been out of mountain biking for a while (almost 10 years) and have noticed a few things are different. I look through the pics and some of the threads and noticed that there are many people running bar ends or pedal straps (clips I guess). Iam guessing eveyone either went with platforms of clipless but I kind of like my bar ends so don't know what happened with them. It seems like the hardtails have gotten somewhat smaller and more people are running duel suspension bikes. What else has changed?