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    are hardtail free-ride bikes good for trails?

    im new to mountain bikes (i have been riding road bikes for the past 3 years).

    so far i have been looking at bikes like the giant stp zero and some norco hardtails.

    are hardtail bikes like these good for trails? i see these bikes ridden ridden on the street or being dirt jumped a lot. i have a lot of bmx friends so it will get some use that way but i would also like to trail ride.

    thanks for the help and sorry for the ignorance =)

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    Yes. They will work on trails but they are slack and heavy and probably don't climb great compared to your roadie.

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    I have a Manik with a Pike that is a lot of fun as a trail bike.

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    Never is there any bike you don't have?
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    I only have four bikes that I ride plus another three in the garage so I would guess there may be one or two models I don't have.

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    They will work but would not be anyones choice frame, if you are looking for XC riding (this can depend on the trails around your house, i wanted to DH but had no choice due to trails and am now a XC) then i would go with a XC hardtail frame but if you're looking for "hardtail DHing" than it will do.
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