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REASONS TO RIDE A HARDTAIL
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.