Cheap Hardtail VS Cheap Full Sus - What Is The Best Budget Bike?

Published on November 5th 2023


It's often said that you will get more bang for your buck if you buy a hardtail rather than a full-suspension MTB, but is it true? Neil Donoghue has created a set of challenges to see if the hardtail (Voodoo Hoodoo) is the best value for the money, or if it is worth spending the extra money and buying a full suspension (Calibre Bossnut). We're not comparing the basic bike to a super advanced one here... both bikes are tipping the scales at the more economical end of the second-hand market! ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Intro 0:57 - The Hardtail 1:56 - The Full Suspension 2:39 - Value For Money 3:46 - Comparing Some Other Bikes 4:37 - Blue Trail 6:22 - Black Trail 8:20 - Fun Factor 8:59 - Maintenence 9:57 - Conclusion Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ πŸ‘‰ πŸ› NEW MTB Bike Maintenance Book πŸ‘‰ Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing πŸ‘‰ Watch Shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ Do you own a hardtail or a full suspension? Which do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments below! πŸ‘‡ Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή Finding The Correct Body Position πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 Data Rawk - Def Lev Let the Wind Decide (Instrumental Version) - Superintendent McCupcakes Replica (Instrumental Version) - I'MIN BALANCED - Mindserver Unlimited The Bait - Azucares. Mustard - Rocket Jr #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN auf Deutsch - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -