What are the advantages of hardtail ebike and full suspension ebike?

 Cross-country hiking enthusiasts ask: Should I choose a hardtail ebike or a full suspension ebike?

The difference that exists between hardtail ebike and full suspension ebike is primarily that full suspension electric bike have rear shock absorber. The shock absorber of the electric bicycle is mainly used to absorb the shock rebound and suppress the vibration and impact from the road.

Advantages and disadvantages of soft and hard.

Hardtail ebike

  • Advantages:

Better force - because the shock will release force when active force is applied;

More responsive control - because the control is also active;

Less prone to breakage - fewer moving parts, fewer stressed and worn parts;

Fewer parts in the car - which means it is lighter.

  • Disadvantages:

However, a hard car is dependent on the rider's ability and skill to ride on unsmooth ground terrain, and of course, there are limits to show your recycling skill, especially at high speeds because it is not easy to deal with rapidly changing ground conditions.


Full suspension ebike

  • Advantages:

There is a shock absorption system - at high speeds it is less likely to be thrown away by road protrusions, or tripped over by depressions.

Simply put, it is more capable off-road. Shock absorbers are used to deal with uneven ground, the worse the ground. A hardtail with a front shock enhances pedaling efficiency to a certain extent, because most of the force acts on the rear wheel, and no shock on the rear wheel will bring much higher pedaling efficiency.

  • Disadvantages:

However, any cycling action will be unloaded, including pedaling, or more active ones; The longer the shock, the softer the force will be released; the ebike will be heavier.

Full suspension ebikes are inevitably heavier, but in rough terrain, shocks are a great advantage. The increased traction when climbing prevents the rear wheel from slipping, allowing more pedaling power to be converted into forward momentum. It can be faster and more comfortable on rough descents, and can reduce fatigue on long rides.


Of course, many times it is depended on personal preference and economic budget decision. If you have to consider the price in particular, the hardtail is more affordable, and because there is less rear shock absorber or turning point pivot, maintenance is easier.

A hardtail mountain ebike is appropriate if you want the lightest, most efficient ebike, if you want comfort, if you want descents and ascents smoother, if you have a more limited budget and want easier maintenance.

A full-suspension ebike is appropriate if you want to ride the rugged climbs and descents with high technical requirements, if you enjoy riding more comfortably, especially downhill, and want to ride longeran if you have enough budget.

Here I recommend RANDRIDE's full suspension electric mountain bike: https://randridebikes.com/collections



The aluminum alloy rear saddle suspension has 30mm of travel, with four-bar linkage suspension technology. The four-bar linkage represents a four-sided polygon: the chain stay, seat stay, rocker, and seat tube. Absorbing rear-upward force and vibrations, while the coil suspension ensures front stability. Effectively reduce vibrations during bumpy road sections and improve the riding comfort.

In addition to the excellent rear saddle suspension, the  Shimano 27 speed gear shift system of it offers you more choice while riding in a variety of conditions,allows you to change the gears for adapting to different terrains on-demand. In combination with the pedal-assist system, you can freely adjust the most suitable speed to complete your journey.

It is equipped with Samsung/LG 48V 17AH lithium battery to ensure a long life expectancy and distinguished performance.The single range can be up to 75+ miles (120+ km) per charge on0 pedal-assist mode and around 55+ miles (88+ km)on pure electric power mode.

Shimano Hydraulic Brakes, 26"X4.0" CST All-Terrain Fat Tire, LCD Colorful Display, 1000W Brushless Motor and Removable 48V 17AH Lithium Battery can being you a special and wonderful cycling experience!

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