Edi­tor’s Let­ter

Bicycling (South Africa) - - INSIDE -

When it comes to long, bumpy days in the sad­dle, ain’t no­body got time for bikes that don’t have jammy rear sus­pen­sion to dampen out rough ter­rain. Full- sus, for sure.

Wait. Ac­tu­ally, a full- sus re­quires more main­te­nance (which means more moolah), and a hardtail is lighter. I’ll take the hardtail.

But… long, bumpy days in the sad­dle? Okay, okay, full- sus. Still… if I use the hardtail as my work­horse – my night watch­man, to pro­tect the more valu­able player – it will save my full- sus from ev­ery­day wear and tear. The hardtail will pay for it­self – it’s a no- brainer! One of each, please.

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