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    Full Suspension or Hardtail?

    So do you guys like Hardtail or Full Suspension better?
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    What a noob/postwh0re



    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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    Viva the two bike minimum!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    What a noob/postwh0re
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
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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 thought you two ignored each other?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheel Doctor
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CranxOC
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Would you ride a fully with pie?
    Yes!

    I think a Nutri-Grain bar is fairly similar in its structure to pie. Therefore, Pie+FS=Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    I thought you two ignored each other?
    Nope.

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