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View Poll Results: Hardtail or Full Suspension
Hardtail 35 50.00%
Full Suspension 8 11.43%
I like them both 27 38.57%
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Old 04-12-05, 08:36 PM   #1
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Full Suspension or Hardtail?

So do you guys like Hardtail or Full Suspension better?
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Old 04-12-05, 08:39 PM   #2
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Would you use a full suspension for trails? No. Would you use a hardtail for red bull rampage? Probably not. They have their purposes. It all depends on what kind of riding you want to do.
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Hardtail for almost everything, but if I had money, I'd have two full suspension bikes, an Epic S-Works and a Demo 9.
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Hardtail for almost everything, but if I had money, I'd have two full suspension bikes, an Epic S-Works and a Demo 9.
Yep. Hard Tails all the way.... If I had $1500 to spend it would be a HardTail. I would expect better parts ect. then if I bought a $1500 Full Susp. But If I did have more money to spend then I would pick up a good FS, i just wonder about some of those cheaper FS....

BTW why is the poll PUBLIC!?
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Hardtail for almost everything, but if I had money, I'd have two full suspension bikes, an Epic S-Works and a Demo 9.
Anyone would want a Demo 9. Hardtails are the way to go btw.
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Man, when I first read the poll I was expecting everyone to choose full suspension
Oh well, Glad that I have a hardtail......
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Old 04-13-05, 05:06 AM   #10
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Both are better for different uses/types of riding. Stupid question.
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It is really, but more people vote for hardtail because more people have hardtails.
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Old 04-13-05, 05:34 AM   #12
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It's not rocket science that one usually gets more for their money in components when one purchases a HT vs. a DS when the bucks available are the same.

Ones choices should be dictated by anticipated use and "other" factors. A riding buddy of mine asked an experienced rider/NORBA racer (20+ years) and trail designer/ builder THis question. "What do you perfer a HT or a DS. He answered "DS" When asked "Why" he said "Old Age" .

MTBing has evolved since I had my first MTB, a Bridgestone MB-2 and then a Ritchie Commando from the days of no suspension. I am for all purpouses a novice by todays standards.

I have numerous bikes in different venues. I have a HT but I'm purchasing a DS in the near future. I will purchase, not by brand but by use and level of riding. Too often one determines the bike purchased by what one "might" do vs "what one does".
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You cant really compare them, they ride differently, they're used for different things.

Personal preference for me is hardtail, as they suit my type of riding perfectly, And I have little need for an FS rig, but if I had the money, i might invest in a Coiler or Enduro.

So, actually, i like both, but Hardtails for me, are better.
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I have a hardtail and believe they perform a little better, but after a full weekend of tough singletrack by body had a few new aches. So in a few years when I am into my 30's I'll consider a FS.
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I prefer hardtails...but if I wanted to go crazier than I am, I would get a full suspension.
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DOnt make my revive the thread i started. THe thing had some 130 responses, it was a few months ago.
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I will not ride them on a car, I would not ride them on a bar.
I do ride them in the air, I do not ride them anywhere.
I would not ride a hardtail off a large rock, I would not ride a FS with lots of ham, I would not ride them Sam-I-am.


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I have numerous bikes in different venues. I have a HT but I'm purchasing a DS in the near future. I will purchase, not by brand but by use and level of riding. Too often one determines the bike purchased by what one "might" do vs "what one does".
Well put.

I put both. I couldn't live without my dually on the mountain but it sucks for djing and trail riding. So I have two other bikes to do those.
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I will not ride them on a car, I would not ride them on a bar.
I do ride them in the air, I do not ride them anywhere.
I would not ride a hardtail off a large rock, I would not ride a FS with lots of ham, I would not ride them Sam-I-am.


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Would you ride a fully with pie?
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Yes!

I think a Nutri-Grain bar is fairly similar in its structure to pie. Therefore, Pie+FS=Love
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I prefer hardtails...but if I wanted to go crazier than I am, I would get a full suspension.
I would be comfortable attempteing almost any DH on a full susp
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