I've been looking to upgrade from my '98 Trek 8000 and was originally only looking at hardtails, but a used KHS Team ST recently caught my eye. Much of my riding is done on typical easy coast singletrack with roots and rocks and hills. I don't do DH, jumps or anything like that. Mostly XC. I think for the riding I do, FS is overkill, but the idea of a ST sounds like it might be an option. Just wondering why I don't see more on the trails or in the shops? So, I'm looking for some advice from anyone with soft tail experience.
Also, not the lightest guy in the world (~220 lbs.) if that matters with soft tails.