Watch: Hardtail Bike Vs. Full Suspension Bike – “Do You Need A Top-Of-The-Line Mountain Bike?”


Do you really need a top-end full suspension trail bike to get the most out of a technical trail? Doddy and Blake find out whether a modern, relatively budget hardtail can keep up with a top of the range trail bike.

Almost every rider learned to ride off-road on a hardtail, but can they keep up with the demands of some seriously technical climbing and descending in Alicante? Doddy has a go on a Nukeproof 29er with aggressive, slack geometry to find out.