Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

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Re: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

Postby Vorpal » 13 Aug 2017, 3:16pm

What are you going to do with it and why do you want full suspension?
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Re: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

Postby hondated » 8 Jun 2019, 5:56pm

100%JR wrote:
Username wrote:Never tried a hardtail in all my life. The reason being is I already have fully rigid bikes. I have a carbon road bike, and an aluminium commuter with thicker tyres to allow light off roading. For my MTB I might as well go all out and get full sus.

What??
That is a ridiculous way to decide on whether or not you need a FS!A HT is totally different to a full rigid....totally different :roll:
For 90% of UK MTBing(and I've been MTBing 30+ years) a FS is overkill.The modern 160mm travel FS are WAY overkill.If you have a medical problem that means a FS is beneficial then yes get one but if you're getting one because of the above statement then you're wasting money :roll:
Ask yourself this:-
1.Will I be riding up and down Mountains
2.Will I be riding steep,technical,rocky descents
3.Will I be riding steep,technical,rocky climbs
4.Will I be riding cross-country trails that involve a bit of "rough stuff"

If you answered no to questions 1-3 then you're wasting your money on a FS.
If you answered yes to questions 1-3 then you need to be looking at £2-3K minimum for a decent FS.


A lot of sense written here !
Two years on do you still have to spend £2-3k !

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Re: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

Postby hamster » 10 Jun 2019, 2:02pm

Probably, as the pound has fallen further.

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Re: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

Postby hondated » 13 Jun 2019, 2:39pm

hamster wrote:Probably, as the pound has fallen further.

Thanks hamster.