I see a lot of folks riding huge downhill bikes around town. I always feel what a wasted opportunity to get on something whippy when you are not exploiting all that travel/strength.
Each to their own I guess, plenty question my using a full susser for everyday riding, but with full lock out I look at it as a rigid/hardtail/fs all in one. Lugging around a couple of extra kilos really makes no odds if you are not racing.
With a full susser I definitely feel it is better to be more 'in the frame' rather than towering over it/behind it, allowing the design to work with the predicted loads.
Something like a Missile though, it really is not a huge thing to ride a slightly smaller one. Commuting on it though! How far is your commute?
I would rather get a bike from the tip with more appropriate geometry for commuting, unless it was a short commute through a bunch of skate parks!
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