Hardtail Vs. Full Suspension MTB for $1000 | What’s The Best Budget Mountain Bike?

This video contains product placement from Freewheel. If you have £1000, which bike do you go for- a hardtail or a full suspension bike?

Previous logic has suggested that hardtails at this price point are the best option, as, with less moving parts, more money can be spent on higher spec on the rest of the bike.

However, over the last few years, budget full suspension bikes have improved to the extent that spending £1000 or dollars unlocks impressive performance.

To answer this question, we have got two budget mountains bikes from Boardman and are comparing them head to head to see which one is better.

The Boardman MHT 8.9 is a capable hardtail with a Rockshox Reba fork up front. It is going up against the Boardman 8.6 full suspension mountain bike, which comes with a Suntour front fork and a RockShox rear shock.

What do you think? Are you more interested in a better spec on a hardtail? Let us know in the comments!

00:00 Intro
01:37 Intro to both bikes
02:48 Frame and Geometry
05:56 Kit
08:45 Ride feel
11:17 Conclusion

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