It is true it's Horses For Courses, when I moved out here with my IF, I could only take it to certain tame trails, if I wanted to hammer it [and I did] I'd risk the frame [boy did it take some punishment..].. I even SS'd it for a while.. My Intense Uzzi
is awesome for the riding around the Sydney National Parks, and out west in the Blueys.. Done a couple of Enduros too [one coming up in Nov.], it ain't the lightest XC Rig, and it's practically retro compared with some of the full sussers out there now..
I am dying to get out on the Bont tho; there's a 100%-Hardtail-Rideable trail around the Manly Dam up the road which is gunna be the playground this weekend [yes, it's finished!]..
[neck-out opinion]The Specialized FSR rear suspension unit is the only one that truly "works"..[/neck-out opinion]
, I was riding the other weekend, looked down at the bb and saw one of the pivot bolts about 4-5mm unthreaded