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    Fruita: Dualie or Hardtail?

    Hey Y'all-

    My wife and I will be visiting Fruita for the first time this spring and was looking for advice as to which bike to bring.

    Dualie or hardtail??

    Thanks in advance.

    -Raybag

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    If yah

    Bring the sus you well be happyer on all the trails however 18 rd is such a blast on a hardtail or even full rigid....

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    Bring the Dualie

    I'd bring the suspension. Loma (Mary's Loop), has some sections where full sus would be nicer, especially for the wife. If she's more technical than mine, take her to Grand Junction for the day and ride Tabuache. You'll definitely want full sus there.

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    Full sus for sure.

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    I rode all those trails for many years on a steel HT and although my FS is nice and in many situations performs better, I don't know that I can say that my fun factor is all that much different now vs then. Ride what you like.

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    Bring the "quiver"

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    this'll get 'er done...

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.
    Looks like the hardtails will be sitting this trip out.

    Happy trails.
    Ray

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    I ride Fruita on my rigid 29er, but that's just how I roll.
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    You can ride any trail in GJ/Fruita on HT. Sometimes it is more enjoyable. A fully is nice for the techy sections but not necessary.
    Prison is hard, everything else is easy

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    cbrossman rides his muni there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hab1b
    You can ride any trail in GJ/Fruita on HT. Sometimes it is more enjoyable. A fully is nice for the techy sections but not necessary.
    True... but technically speaking a full suspension bike isn't necessary for ANY trail. And full sus is probably overkill for 18-Road. But he'll be glad to have it for most of Loma and the Lunch Loops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    True... but technically speaking a full suspension bike isn't necessary for ANY trail. And full sus is probably overkill for 18-Road. But he'll be glad to have it for most of Loma and the Lunch Loops...
    I can see your argument. What I meant was most of what you get in to is easily manageable on a HT.
    Prison is hard, everything else is easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hab1b
    I can see your argument. What I meant was most of what you get in to is easily manageable on a HT.
    No argument. But a lot of it will be more manageable and arguably more "fun" on a full sus. Cause everybody knows that faster is funner.

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    I could ride a rigid bike down all of the 18 Road trails, but damn if it isn't a blast to go ripping down Zippety or Kessel on my 7" freeride rig!

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