Originally Posted by sixer
Thanks for the input. She's been eyeing the Myka ever since I said I'd buy her another bike. She asked me if she needed the full-suspension and I wasn't sure what to tell her since I love my rigid MTB. I just want her to be happy.
My girlfriend has been a good bit happier with her full-suspension Myka than with her old Gary Fisher hardtail, but I think that has at least as much to do with the better fit and the better-quality fork as with the rear suspension.
I find FS helpful when I want to go really fast or ride all day on moderately rocky/rooty trails. Most of the trails you've posted look pretty nontechnical to me (no offense intended), so I'd think a hardtail would be fine. It'd help keep the weight down, too.