I am currently riding a 2008 Trek Fuel EX8 and have nothing but good things to say about it. However, as is the case with even the best of the best full sussies out there, more moving parts means it’s prone to more problems. My rig is currently sitting on the workstand, waiting for the repair of some rider-induced trauma. Looking at it sit there, I was half-heartedly musing on the fact on whether or not I would be happier with the simplicity of a 1X9 spd 29er hardtail…maybe even something fully rigid. Sure, I’d have to re-acquire that thing known as “bike handling skills”, but would I avoid the occasional mechanical headache in the process? Any stories from posters here that gave up their beloved full squish in favor of something simpler? If so, please share.