My old GT Zaskar, built up with pace forks front disc brake and a mixture of xt and hope wheels, amazing bike!! I rode this everyday for about 5years! Then sold it to Wozza.
and the best bike you've ever owned is?...
andyp i remember working in a bike shop that year and knowing that would be a vintage.
should have bought one.
Raleigh Chopper 1970 , now a Orange 5 pro
Rocky Mountain Thin Air
Each and evry time i rode either of these bikes I came home smiling like a buffoon.
Having said that, my new Nicolai Helius ST is impressing me far more than any bike I've owned in the last couple of years.
with Rusty here, best was my Ducati Pantah
My old P7 was a great bike. I sold it to get an inbred which was ok but didnt inspire me as much at the P7. Only really sold it as it had a 1" steerer and couldnt get a modern fork for it. The old Judy XC on it was basically just a heavy rigid fork.
My current HL 5 spot will be with me till either it breaks me or I break it. Cant ever see me getting rid.
My Soda. Loved the Cotic geometry since the start and my Soda feels like the ultimate incarnation of what an all round mountain bike was always meant to feel like. After riding off road for the best part of 20 years it seems like it woulda made sense at any point in that time and makes sense now. It's timeless.
Currently rigid singlespeed with a 29er fork, it's spot on with 120 mm forks which are spot on for all round hardtailering. It feels 'right' everytime I sit on it. It fits me perfectly and is virtually identical to the frame I'd build myself if I was designing. I *might* change the cable routing, but that'd be it. And all this gushing is unheard of for someone as finickity as I am.
Loving my zesty this past year but the new Yeti 5 thats coming out next year looks like i could find a space for it in my heart too.
I do enjoy the wee Yeti 4x i have as well in a different way to the zesty. All good though. Been my faves out of the many i have got through.
£299 of pure fun. way way way ahead of its time
hey just out of interest >>>> if you still have an original raleigh Chopper bike ( wud they be worth a bob or two now ? ) remember the tassles we used to have dangling from the handlebars ! hahahahha
and that 'clunk 'clunk' gear change thingy in the middle of the frame (nice one ) teeheeee.....i wouldnt mind another go actually ! lol
either my Parkpre Team TI framed XC bike or my Cnanondale F900SX with the original Lefty fork
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