I was just wondering about the real benefits of an all-suspended bike versus a hardback bike. I see a lot of people on the paths riding full suspension bikes but not too many on the old style bicycles. I used to ride a lot and it was with a bike with out even a front end fork. It was a good riding cycle with reliable components. I've researched (via this website) different forms of full suspended bikes but it's hard to muddle through all the reviews. The reviews are comprehensive but are too advanced for me to understand. Can anyone give a new rider a quick honest opinion on the difference between an all suspension bicycle and a hardback? Thanks and have a good day.