Hardtail vs. Full Suspension: which is right for you? | Trek Bikes
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Hardtail vs. Full Suspension

Most mountain bikes have suspension to keep you in control over rough ground, but not all mountain bikers need the same amount and type of suspension. Hardtail mountain bikes do not feature a rear shock, whereas full suspension bikes feature front and rear shocks. Determining whether a hardtail or a full suspension MTB is right for you depends on how and where you’ll be riding. Check out this video to see the advantages of each.

Hardtail

• More efficient while pedalling
• Faster on climbs and smooth trails
• Lighter weight
• Great for beginners and easier terrain
• Simpler to maintain
• Natural choice for cross country racing

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Full suspension

• More capability and versatility
• Faster on difficult trails with lots of obstacles
• Increased stability in the bumps and while descending
• Instant confidence boost for beginners
• New technologies make them more efficient than ever
• Smart choice for all types of racing

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