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Aug 24, 2020 at 7:55Aug 24, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 19 - The Hardtail Episode
The PB hardtail discussion tends to focus on the extreme ends of the spectrum -- either "hardcore" hardtails that are purpose built for terrain that not everybody rides often or XC bikes that are meant for fast rather than fun. The right hardtail is a good match for a lot of the trails where I live. Honzo CR with a dropper and a wide bar, 30mm rims -- basically has a lot of the characteristics that people like in modern trail bikes, FS or otherwise. Let's also give the whining about hardtail riders and their "holier than thou" attitude a rest. Spend some time on one. Maybe use one as a testbed for wheels, droppers, pedals, or other components. Or just keep giving us content where FS riders caricature hardtail riders and complain about a type of bike that they rarely ride.