Everyone knows how to ride a bike, but if you want to learn how to riiiiide a bike, do it on a hardtail, you'll learn some serious skills that way. The former president of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association (Lee Lau), is a crazy and talented rider who prefers to ride a hardtail off a 10' drop...Lucky13TRD said:
Buy a chromo hardtail with a short, and sloping top tube...Lucky13TRD said:Wow thanks for the help folks. Ill be looking at a HardTail along with SoftTails. Anymore suggestion would be great. Aslo I did BMX and street since I could ride.
They don't sell a complete Blizzard anymore, they only sell the frame, and a sweet frame it is, Reynolds 853. When I bought my bike in '99, MSRP was ~1800 USD, but I was "sponsored" by Rocky so I got it for a lot less. Go to mtbr.com to research bikes.Lucky13TRD said:Thanks man, Do you know how much that bike runs for? I went to there site just no $$$. Thanks for the help
You should check out http://www.jensonusa.com/ in the heart of the 909. They're currently blowing out their '04 bikes. With regards to the full suspension vs hardtail, you'll generally get better components on a "reasonably priced" hardtail than you would on a "reasonably priced" FS. They do make a difference. If you're pretty sure you'll like biking, you might as well bite the bullet and buy a nice FS IMO. Check out the Gary Fishers, you get a lot of bike for the $$$!Lucky13TRD said:
I hope you're not referring to me, because that's not the point I was getting at at all. In a lot of cases, very technical riding, etc... I agree that an HT is harder to ride. It's a great way to steepen up the learning curve though.SEAN_at_TLT said:Contrary to what someone said, a hardtail is neither more efficient or controllable, in fact in many cases exactly the opposite is true.