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    which do you prefer?

    full suspension or hardtail? and Why?

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    Full suspension. Because I can go way faster over rough stuff.

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    Full suspension, 'cause it's more expensive, and therefore better.
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    Hardtail, driving to the trail heads suck so I'll ride the road up to 10 miles to get to my local trails. Makes for a good warm up.

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    Soft tail. The best of all of the above.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Rigid because it makes everyone giggle.

    heh heh
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    road bike.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Hardtail, because you can't learn to pick a good line unless you start on a hardtail...
    I always thought you should start bare footed trail running first. That'll really help you find the good lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Kurt View Post
    I always thought you should start bare footed trail running first. That'll really help you find the good lines.
    +1. When you get good enough, you can add shoes, which are like FS [Foot Suspension].
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    Hardtail, because you can't learn to pick a good line unless you start on a hardtail...

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    Both...depends on how, where and what I am riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Both...depends on how, where and what I am riding.
    My thoughts also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    Hardtail, because you can't learn to pick a good line unless you start on a hardtail...
    psh, you can't learn to pick a good line unless you start on a rigid.

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    I use a full suspension, but would switch to a hardtail version for weight loss[bike, not mine]

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    Hardtail. Cheaper, lighter in most cases, easier to mantain, blah blah black sheep.

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    Hardtail, because it's all I could afford.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    Full suspension.

    So I can ride around my hood on a 'lowered' bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    Hardtail, because you can't learn to pick a good line unless you start on a hardtail...
    What is this "picking a good line"? Does it mean choosing the path of least resistance?

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    Fully for DH and FR. Hardtail for DJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Full suspension, 'cause it's more expensive, and therefore better.
    As it is in all things.


    I like Hardtail, mainly because I ride relatively hilly terrain, so the bob is frusterating. And I like light bikes.
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    Both. (FS are more fun )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmef View Post
    I like Hardtail, mainly because I ride relatively hilly terrain, so the bob is frusterating. And I like light bikes.
    So what type of terrain would one have to ride to not be frustrated with the FS bob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    So what type of terrain would one have to ride to not be frustrated with the FS bob?
    Not all FS bobs are created equal. I would not trade my bike's full suspension for a hardtail as I find the ride of my FS to be head-and-shoulders above my old bike. For reference I have a Kona hardtail and a Turner Flux. I ride XC that ranges from smooth singletrack to rocky/rooty trails with small drops.

    But Ridid still sounds funnier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Not all FS bobs are created equal. I would not trade my bike's full suspension for a hardtail as I find the ride of my FS to be head-and-shoulders above my old bike. For reference I have a Kona hardtail and a Turner Flux. I ride XC that ranges from smooth singletrack to rocky/rooty trails with small drops.

    But Ridid still sounds funnier.
    So, what I think I heard is Kona sux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    So, what I think I heard is Kona sux?
    And when Bob rides a Kona, it really sucks.

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