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Old 06-07-06, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by justwitheraway
Hardtails are lighter.
And fs can be more fun.
My RX is also the best climbing bike I've ever owned. For 99% of trails, I'm sold on FS. However, I wouldn't sacrafice componetry, I don't think I'd go FS with less than an XT (maybe LX with a good shock and fork) kit.
Also, an FS bike is a much harder thing to buy than a hardtail. I'd want to ride an FS bike before I bought it. Each design reacts to riding style and terrain.
A hardtail is more about geometry, while an FS is engineering and much harder to screw up.
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