Saturday, August 06, 2005
After riding hardtail bikes for the best part of the last 15 years and fervently disapproving of fullies I've eventually changed my mind. I now believe that the technology is good enough to avoid any bobbing going uphill and the only disadvantage of full suspension is the extra weight and less reliability.
I've been convinced that rear suspension is a great advantage downhill and can even be beneficial on tough uphill sections with very rough surface --- you can pedal more evenly and therefore safe energy. And the rear shock is so much fun that you actually start looking for obstacles! I've gone for the Specialized Epic Marathon 2004 with Fox Terralogic Fork and Brain IQ rear suspension.