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Hardtail or full suss for hard thrashing

billysewartcrfbillysewartcrf Posts: 196
edited August 2010 in MTB buying advice
Ive recentley built up a spech epic for xc, Im now looking to build up some thing abit more burley for thrashing. Know im not planning on spending a fortune ill just be buying parts off here and single track. Ive been looking at a orange crush frame 2009/2010 but i also would like a commie meta frame, i know it will cost more but i really dont know which to get. I like the idea of a All mountain hardtail like the crush but i dont know if i should get a full suss? Whats your thoughts guys? Thanks
Specialized Tarmac - Team bike
Kinesis Grand Fondo Ti - Year round training bike
Kinesis Pro 6 - CX bike
Orbea Alma 29er - MTB

Trek madone 5.2- Sold
Ragley Marley Mtb- Sold

http://www.team-chronomaster.com
http://www.leisurelakesbikes.co.uk

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  • Which would you prefer?

    That's not a question anyone here will be able to answer for you.
  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,728
    Personal prefernce. Some people want FS comfort and speed, some people want HT challenge, but there's also people who beat FSers on HTs.
  • Which would you prefer?

    That's not a question anyone here will be able to answer for you.


    To be honest i want the HT simpley because its different and its a challage.
    Specialized Tarmac - Team bike
    Kinesis Grand Fondo Ti - Year round training bike
    Kinesis Pro 6 - CX bike
    Orbea Alma 29er - MTB

    Trek madone 5.2- Sold
    Ragley Marley Mtb- Sold

    http://www.team-chronomaster.com
    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.co.uk
  • If you want a hardtail, get one. I love mine. Originally bought it with the intention of eventually getting an FS as a 2nd bike (I wanted the HT first as a do-it-all bike). Now I want to build a 2nd HT (or 3rd, as I already built a commuter HT!)

    But you know, I could just as easily post the opposite of this. Each to their own. Get what you want. It's not a question anyone here can answer.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    ht bikes are for poor people.
  • popstarpopstar Posts: 1,392
    HT bikes are extra fun compared to awesomeness of FS. If you really like it absolute hardcore type of riding, then HT is the way to go. I like my FS for plushness and want Ragley as HT.
    What could have been (Video)

    I'll choose not put too much stake into someone's opinion who is admittingly terrible though
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