Originally Posted by JaRow
I dunno if you actually need a full suspension bike. I've never been a fan of them because you lose quite a bit of pedaling efficiency. I'm a hardtail fan for life. It seems like you ride in some pretty demanding areas but you probably have a set of knees that would serve perfectly as a shock absorber.
If you are going to go full suspension then I would say yes. Assuming the bike is in good condition it's a good buy.
unless you're racing, I honestly see no reason at all not to go full suspension. Besides, the fsr is a proven design that minimizes bobbing and energy loss.
But, I would take a friend with you when you check out the bike. The current owner doesn't seem to know what he's talking about (his ad is rather absurd)
"2.4mm Panaracer front tire."
"Great all around downhill/all mountain/cross country bike." (what? a stumpy?)