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REA­SONS TO RIDE A HARD­TAIL

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish -

1/ Less main­te­nance. Rear sus­pen­sion is a com­pli­cated busi­ness, with piv­ots that need to be cared for and bear­ings ga­lore. All you have to do with a hard­tail is check the tyre pres­sure and lube the chain, and maybe top up the air in the front shock ev­ery now and then. 2/ You be­come a bet­ter rider. You can’t just ham­mer through ob­sta­cles on a hard­tail – you need to choose your lines more care­fully. This makes you more aware on the trail, and your skills im­prove as a re­sult. 3/ Your money goes fur­ther. A light­weight hard­tail with good com­po­nents doesn’t cost as much as a small car. If you’re on a bud­get, you’ll get loads more bike for your buck.

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