Elitest thrill junkie
Ahem, that's BS. In XC racing, you need a lockout to combat rear end flex, mashing, furious throwing the bike around, etc. I don't care what kind of FS bike it is, it will not transmit power like a hardtail and to that extent, I'd never buy a bike for XC racing that doesn't have a remote lockout option. It' the same reason forks have lockouts.It does not require (and does not provide any option for) a remote lockout for rear suspension and it is really cool feature.