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    Full suspension or hardtail for CT?

    Should I get a full suspension or hardtail for CT? I was aiming at a hardtail but didn't realize we had so many crazy trails. I figure this would be the right section to post this,I hope it is.

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    That depends on a few things. What type of rider are you and how much do you plan on spending.
    I'm old school and think starting off on a hardtail is best as it teaches you the basics and you can't be lazy on it & develop bad habits.
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    Re: Full suspension or hardtail for CT?

    I don't know my style cuz I never got to hit trails with my last mtb, them it was stolen. I want to spend around 350 which I know isn't much but I was looking at the motobecane 550ht. Which is that price and a hardtail.I'm a beginner for trails.

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    Get a hardtail with disc brakes and upgrade later as things break.
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    Re: Full suspension or hardtail for CT?

    Ok cool I'll get a hardtail.

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    Depends here you're going to ride, how much you have to spend, and how fit/tough you are. I've been riding a full rigid ss29er for4 years and I don't really miss all the gears or suspension, but I tend to stay off the really gnarly trails (more of a flow trail guy). Plus I'm tough as nails. If you're going to be riding hucks and drops you'll want a FS bike. Also consider how much dough you have or want to spend. Cheap FS bikes (less than $1500) tend to be heavy, fragile, and poor-performing. Below that price point you'd be better off with a hardtail. These questions can only be answered through honest self-assessment.
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    CT trails tend to be rocks and roots with a little dirt mixed in. I'm old and like cush, so I mostly ride FS when in the woods. But your budget makes it a moot point. Reasonably decent entry level hard tails in shops start at $400 - $500. You definitely want to get a hardtail - and don't think about upgrading it. Just fix things as needed and ride the piss out of it. If you want something better, save up for a better bike.
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    Agreed with the above, get the best hard tail you can afford and ride the crap out of it. You can decide later on if stepping up to a FS is worth it to you.

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    Re: Full suspension or hardtail for CT?

    Ok cool I'm going with a hardtail, thanks a bunch guys!

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