I currently have a hardtail mountain bike. On my last ride, I was going over some very bumpy terrain and now I'm contemplating getting a full suspension bike.
Is it worth it to trade or sell my hardtail for a full suspension? Full suspension bikes start at approx $1500 and can get very, very expensive. Will I enjoy the ride on a full suspension bike that much more?
I don't ride on rocky trails that often. I usually see paved and dirt roads and hills. But I do like to go 'off road' every once in a while.
Another thing I'm concerned about is locking up an expensive bike in public. I'm worried that an nice full suspension bike will be too tempting for theives.
I've never ridden a full suspension bike. Is the ride quality worth the extra $,$$$ and the risk? I'd like to hear thoughts and pros/cons on the subject from anyone who rides... I'm really trying to talk myself out of buying a $1500+ bike. But will I enjoy the ride that much more?
sorry, not enuff budget or room in the garage for both bikes...