Suspension included. The Big Apple began the Balloonbike trend back in 2001. Comfortable cycling without the need for expensive technology. At the time it was a revolutionary idea. Today it is a growing trend and there are now a large selection of Balloonbikes with everything designed around the Big Apple.
I ride in traffic on poor roads. I changed from the Marathon Racer to the BA to get a little more cush, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it rolls easier than the Racer, and the suspension properties of the tire are all that they claim. I should have made the change a few years ago, and saved myself some grief.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend