>>1048666>>1048676>Why is carbon bad?
Carbon on mtb, when we count in its disadvantages (more brittle than any other bike material and less resistant to scratches + fails dramatically when it fails unlike steel or alu), doesnt provide nearly as much as advantages as carbon on roadbikes.
Powerloss by flex is much more noticable in road bikes (recreative or competative - its more noticable), while in mtb, carbon helps in better full suss due to lower flex, but the simple fact that the tires are at least 2x as wide than in road makes that factor far less noticable. Not worth it in my opinion.
Also if you ride a mtb geometry hartdtail and arent all about racing youll appretiatess steel since it has better damping properties. Steel is freeridish hipster material, Carbon is for performance but with many longterm downside.>you just poor meme
both can play that game. well you are just too poor to ride MX, that is why you ride carbon mtb. BTW - you can get a carbon mtb frame these days easily its not an exclusive material anymore, pp shan or chromag ht steel frames arent actually cheap either.