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Old 01-31-10, 10:35 PM   #1
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Old School hardtail or new but low end full suspension?

I have a restores 2000 Rockhopper (9 speed Deore, V-brakes) and now am considering buying a ~2007 K2 Sidewinder (8 speed Alivio, mech disc brakes) to have a more comfy ride and better traction - I like hitting the singletracks and rough stuff. Is it worth considering for recreational cross country riding, and possibly the occasional trip to a freeride park?
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I'd stick to the hard tail. I rode one of the side winders before actually, and it was way too bouncy.
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Stick with the hardtail.
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Well, that was overhwelming. I'll stick with the hardtail. I like being able to carry 2 bottles anyway.
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How about a used but high end full suspenion?
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How about a used but high end full suspenion?
I only considered buying the K2 because the asking price was $100. Looks like the guy sold it anyway. Some day in the distant future (maybe my 40th or 50th b-day), I'll buy a couple of new, fancy shmancy bikes.
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My 19-pound hardtail is almost as fast as my 16lb road bike:

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