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Hardtail or Full Suspension?

simon_wüsimon_wü Posts: 15
edited June 2019 in MTB buying advice
Hello together,

I want to compete in MTB Marathons and i am about to buy a new bike but i am really unsure if i should get a hardtail or full suspension bike.
if this matters: i am 1.74cm tall and about 58kg

best wishes
Simon

(pls ignore my bad english :) )

Posts

  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    How much are you willing to spend, if not a lot a hardtail.

    What type of marathons, XC or time trialed.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • simon_wüsimon_wü Posts: 15
    robertpb wrote:
    How much are you willing to spend, if not a lot a hardtail.

    What type of marathons, XC or time trialed.

    I havn't set a limit... i am not afraid to spend a bit more money on the bike when it is worth it.

    I like marathons with a lot of climbing. The ones i do are not that technical in my opinion...
  • tom_howardtom_howard Posts: 792
    100mm-ish travel full sus 29er, make it as light as you can afford.

    SC blur
    Specialized epic
    Pivot Mach 4 SL
    Giant Anthem
    Scott scale

    Etc

    Only go for a hardtail if you are 1. Hoping to podium, 2. Doing short runs as part of a team or 3. A masochist
    Santa Cruz 5010C
    Deviate Guide
    Specialized Sequoia Elite
    Pivot Mach 429SL
    Trek Madone 5.2 Di2
    Salsa Mukluk Carbon
    Specialized Turbo Levo Expert 29er
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,158
    Intense Sniper’s also worth a look.
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