I was curious what the general consensus is about racing xc with either a hardtail or full suspension bike. I am beginning to ride quite a bit and am wanting to ride in a couple of series this year but I'm wondering if I need to consider getting a different bike. We live in a relatively flat part of the world(Memphis,TN) so fs is kind of over kill for most of our trails. I currently have a 2001 specialized fs pro comp(xtr equipped). I kind of feel as if I may be losing some of my power through the full suspension and am unsure if maybe I should think about a hardtail? Any opinions? Thanks.