Fully locked out full susser is then not a full susser, so the comparison would be lost.
The comparison is lost?
I am saying the same rider would perform fairly closely on two bikes, given one was rear suspension locked out, the other a hardtail. (Assuming the bikes were closely matched other than that major difference.)
The hardtail would not be radically quicker.
Fully locked out IS still a full susser. Other differences are still there even when locked out, such as the passive influence of the rear suspension design.
Blow off thresholds, handlebar controls, blah, blah, blah. You can have your cake and eat it nowadays.
That video is not exactly savage, but I am certain a dialled full susser would allow more speed. Not that I care for speed.
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