Ah sorry, I should have been more clear, I used the hard tail phrase as a way to describe the suspension forks.I'm a bit confused with this comment.
Isn't the Big Bear a hardtail ?
Iv never been interested in rear or fork suspension and miss used the phrase.
The Big Bear Plus is indeed a hard tail with suspension forks, sorry for the wrong choice of words.
I took my old tourer out the other day just to give it a run, and couldn't believe how uncomfortable it was compared to the Bear.
Work is in the way at the moment, but I can't wait to get out over the weekend on my very comfortable Bear.
The combination of the front suspension, fat tyres and seat make a very noticeable difference in comfort.