Alright all you hear junkies, I need your help.
It’s new mtb time and I’m trying to decide between a hardtail and a full sus. I know the HT will be less expensive, or have better parts. But I’m wondering where my money is better spent.
For 2022 my two target events are a 67km and an 80km mountain bike events (both a blend of single track w/ rocks and roots + some fire road time.
My big goal is a 120km even in 2023.
So what do you think…not necessarily specific bikes (though that’s ok—looking at about 5000usd) …but more advice on what will serve me better. I’m a heavier rider, so climbing is a challenge, but I’m also still a bit nervous and techy descents.