But wouldn't it be even easier to ride with a suitable suspended rear end to match ?
If you're going to go modern for that sort of thing then why not just go the whole hog ? Cost ?
I know people have been going down Snowdon etc on Rigid and front sus. bikes since BitD. The travel just makes you less tired and well safer. Good when your not so fit.
I know I rode Helvellyn and probably others on my Red/Yellow bike I have with my MAG21's (none Long Travelled format at the time
) and Dad and Bro where riding Rigid. I know we had fun.
Different strokes and well it would be easier now with a new bike.
Still rather pick a nicer looking frame one in my eyes.
Flffychicken, i have a full sus, its a Cube Stereo XC / All Mountain, and since i bought the Ragley the Cube has never been out, full susses ae boring and correct everything you do wrong, i really love the natural feel of a hardtail, i dont think its the bike in alot of cases as i can go down a narly footpath twice as fast on my RIGID Orange Clockwork as my mate can on his Carbonfibre Scott 20 full sus
that is not heavy, we are talking about an all mountain hardtail here not an XC bike, these bikes are no good as an Xc bike as the are too stiff, These frames have been tested and will handle and stay in 1 piece when the forces would shatter both the riders legs, these frames will cope with anything a rider could possibly put the bike through, its not an On-One or Cotic which i would class as being a long travel XC bike. The Ragley frames are possibly the toughest frames money can buy and if you consider the Bluepig frame only weighjs 200g more than an on-one or Cotic it makes the frame fairly light.
The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
1989 Falcon Bannana
2010 Cube Fritzz The One
1997 Kona Koa
2010 Ragley Blue Pig