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Old 08-20-07, 10:10 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-21-07, 05:19 AM   #6
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Rigid because it makes everyone giggle.

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road bike.
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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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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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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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My thoughts also.

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Old 08-21-07, 03:18 PM   #13
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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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Old 08-21-07, 05:08 PM   #14
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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.
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Full suspension.

So I can ride around my hood on a 'lowered' bicycle.
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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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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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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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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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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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So, what I think I heard is Kona sux?
And when Bob rides a Kona, it really sucks.
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