I've got two off-road bikes: an FF29 (HT 29er) and a Five (26" full suss). In theory that's perfect. Both can just about cover anything I'd want to ride, but they are different enough to (in theory) justify having both. The FF29 climbs like a mountain goat and there are a number of steep (but not too technical) sections that I can get up on the FF29 but have never managed on the Five. Coming back down I can actually get down anything I have the nerve to ride on the FF29, but on the Five I actually enjoy those bits.
So where's the problem. Well the problem is that, because I have the two bikes, I find that I'm always wondering whether I should be on the other one. While 99% of the time I can winch the Five to the top of the hill just fine, because I've got the FF29, it feels like a slog and I long for that sprightly climbing feel. Similarly, if I'm riding down on the FF29 I just know that I'd be having more fun on the Five.
If somebody forced me to only ride one of them I reckon I'd be perfectly happy with either, but I'd struggle to decide which one I'd prefer to keep.
First world problem I know and I'm not expecting a solution. Just fancied a Monday morning rant