Full suspension is only an advantage if you have rough terrain like rocks and roots. It doesn't matter if you have big hills, small hills or no hills. Your best bet is to try and demo a couple bikes and decide for yourself if it is overkill.
Very valuable info right there... That tells me I should keep my eyes down on more XC type of rigs for sure then... that is cool since I can get more bike for less money I remember my first trip to Dino Valley... we did the trail backward (accidently) and came to an uphill that I thought they had to be kidding (we could BARELY walk up it is was so steep).... then I found out it was suppose to be a DOWNhill...TXTony said:I live in Fort Worth..My Enduro is overkill for most stuff around here except Dinosaur Valley/Cleburne State Park...I use a Fuel EX8 for most of the ridding I do except North Shore and Cedar Hill State Park..then I use a carbon hard tail...my Enduro sits usually in the garage and sees little action these days..the EX line of bikes are great bikes..a lot has to do with ridding style I imagine as well..
I had been looking... their guides for setting the bikes up only go to 250... opposed to Specialized's site that goes to 280... I just assumed this was the limit. Good to know it is more, but I still have to meet my goal first... my STP is a great bike, I just really want a new toy.bigpete61 said:Weight restriction on the trek full suspension bikes is 300 pounds. It's on their site, that should be plenty for you. I'm 6'2" and 303 and have been riding a fuel EX 9 for the last several years no problem.