bikes in the future. can not decide which one. Help?
i need a mtb, yet i can not make a decision on hard tail or squish.
both of these bikes are the same things superfly 29ers with shimano drivetrain and brakes with fox shocks.
(Superfly 100 elite al) hard tail with gears would be the easiest on the funds. and would throw me around on the trails more then the squishy. the hard tail climbs a bit better and is a bit lighter and can handle anything that i can.
the squishy bike (Superfly 100 elite al) is a dream to ride, it is very similar to the hard tail except for it makes up for my minimal skill in the dirt. anything that i fuck up on it will soak up and make me stay in the pedals. it climbs great for a full suspension, and will roll and squish over anything i can throw at it. yet it will also squish a bit more of my bank account.
basically it comes down to.
1. do i want to spend less money and look like a fool for a bit in the woods while i learn how to ride dirt/trails better. (superfly 100 elite al) and have a hard tail that might be a bit slower and not as well suited in some terrain. (mostly cause of my skill lol)
2. or do i want ot spend more money and have the bike make up for my mistakes so i seem to have a bit more skill then i actually have. (superfly 100 elite al) and have a bike that will be able to handle everything i want to do.
i am so up in the air on this. i love how both of them ride and neither is a bad choice. yet one is cheaper then the other and i cant seem to make my mind up if the money is worth the extra squish in the back.
please lend me your opinion?