Thinking Of Buying A Full Suspension MTB? Here’s What You Need To Know

Published on September 4th 2023


Mountain Bikes are expensive things! The price difference jumps up quite a bit between a hardtail and a full suspension bike and many people are left unsure if to purchase one. Are you thinking of buying a full-suspension MTB? Rich Payne explains everything you need to know. ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 00:00 - Intro 00:19 - Suspension basics 01:07 - Smooth ride? 01:40 - Slower climbing 02:13 - Cost 03:16 - Maintenance 04:13 - Upgrades 05:10 - Suspension Setup Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ 👉 NEW GMBN XC Kit! 👉 Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing 👉 Watch Shorts on GMBN 👉 Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival 👉 Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Sign-up to our newsletter 👉 Is your bike full suspension or a hardtail? Would you ever switch? Let us know 👇 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 Thinking Of Buying A Hardtail? 👉 📹 GMBN Rides Berm Park 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show 👉 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound Chronoshifting - Guustavv Em Baixo - Clara Mendes Bust a Move - Tellsonic #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking 📸 Photos - © UCI Mountain Bike World Series / Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Sprint Cycling Agency 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 -