After 2 years riding my 'Cog, I bought a '12 Stumpy EVO 29 HT. Its 1x10 and has a Fox fork. Decided I wanted a little more versatility but still wanted to keep it simple. The rigid SS has been a blast and made me a stronger/better rider without a doubt. The 1x10 is great; a few extra gears when the top of those climbs has your heart rate maxed and when you want to turn/burn on the flats. The suspension is nice, but I find I lock it out a lot so I can stand on the climbs. Not sure if I will ride the SS much at this point (new bike-itis for now) but glad to have done the SS thing and will be fun to pull out once in a while for something different. The biggest single difference I noticed on day one is the lack of steering precision that you get with a suspension fork - that is where riding rigid is really nice. So for now, back to being a gearie!
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