At age 57, I bought a hardtail for my first mtb because everyone said I would be better for it. A year later, I bought a full suss because my back and knees couldn't cope with the HT on rough trails. Then I discovered that an XC FS was not the solution, so a year later, I bought an AM FS and was in bliss. Another year and I discovered the benefits of tubeless and low pressure tyres. So I thought I'd see what they did for my original HT and rediscovered its pleasures all over again. Now I'm taking a new look at the FS.... Every day is a learning day and every one a joy.