hardtail or full sus

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Re: hardtail or full sus

Postby Andy_M » 21 Jan 2016, 9:28pm

Have a gander at Whyte hardtails, you'll get something top notch for well under your budget. With mountain biking it is much more about the rider then the bike, having said that a full suss will be less punishing physically which might be something you want to take into account.

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Re: hardtail or full sus

Postby SpannerGeek » 26 Jan 2016, 11:24pm

I'm a hard tail guy always have been. It's too much of a fuss and weight penalty to go full suspension whatever the perceived benefits.

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Re: hardtail or full sus

Postby smep » 10 Feb 2016, 8:35pm

Many thanks for all your comments.
I have taken the plunge and bought a Santa Cruz Tallboy.
It's full suspension and has 29 er wheels.
Just realised that it has tubeless rims and tyres , one of which has suddenly deflated. All new to me so another learning curve as to how to sort that one.
Thanks again.

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Re: hardtail or full sus

Postby al_yrpal » 10 Feb 2016, 10:33pm

Mine was tubeless so I put in tubes.

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