I'm signed up for the Merida Brass Monkeys Round 1 on Sunday, I'm racing in the 4 hour class and am wonder what to ride. I either have a 24.5lbs hardtail or a 26.5lbs full sus. Both bikes are fitted with XT and Fox 100mm suspension.
The hard tail is classic XC, flat bars & saddle in the air whilst the suss bike is a bit more upright geometry with risers. I'm wondering whether the hardtail is the one to go for as it is a lot lighter and I don't expect the course to be too technical. However the full suss bike will be more comfy as the riding position is less extreme..... hmm.
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