go SS Rigid 29er can't get much more simple than that!!Fixed gear
your own two feet
just staying home and sitting on the couch
How far do we want to take this 'simpler is better' mentality?
Bill, not that simpler is better.
Just that simpler is easier.
Lower maintenance to some is important.
My geared bike is still dirty from a race I did in mid October.
My LBS knows when they build me something its got to be easy to maintain cause Im lazy and dont like to have a bike that needs so much love.
My FS, man I had to pump the tires the shocks I needed to set sag and then when I maintained it I had seals and bearings and OMG.
To some, simple is better.
But some thrive on complexity, Both are good, but to each his own.
Like I said, you will find guys that will like one over the other all day. I know that if I was going to whistler to do downhill runs all day, I want some serious suspension. But if I am going to climb all day I want my Hardtail.
Its all a matter of preference.