3 bikes to do it all?
1. Race bike (road)
2. Road bike for training, commuting and poor weather.
3. Cotic soul for off road fun and general dad duties.
In fact, that’s the 3 i have and other than the need for shiny upgrades, that’s been me content for about 5 years now. Your experience may differ*.
*The obligatory asshat clause.Posted 5 years agorighogSubscriber
If I really had to stick with only 3 my list would look like this.
1. Carbon CX with extra set of road wheels.
2. Cotic soul. with a 1×10 set up and an extra back wheel to run SS
5. Orange Five.
Trouble is I will always be above 3 due to sentimental reasons.
(starts looking for a Carbon CX bike)Posted 5 years agoAlasdairMcMember
I think 4 is the magic number, although five is about to come along taking bits off four.
Ti road bike
Enduro (an old 132mm travel one)
Enduro is going, transmission and brakes onto a 29er, forks and front wheel onto the hardtail to beef it up a bit…Posted 5 years agojonbaMember
Well I just got to seven. If I had to though: (am i allowed multiple wheels and forks?)
Hardtail mtb – something light, steel, 120mm with the option to go ss and rigid for winter.
Cross bike – carbon, light one set of strong cx wheels and ones set of lighter road wheels
Cheap hack for commuting.
On-one inbred, slot dropoutPosted 5 years ago
On-one dirty disco
it works for me!
kona lava dome commuter/xc (currently upgrading to a new -2005- with p2s and floats depending on use from my 1997 version)
kona dawg 2008 140mm travel am/enduro bike
kona stinky 2006 180mm travel dh bike
also have a bmx but that doesnt see much use tbh!!Posted 5 years agowallopSubscriber
Old Skool Cotic Soul which is too big for me so I’ve single speeded it for town, towpath and steps use;
Orange Five which is amazing for trips abroad and weekends away, but too much for local winter trails;
Steel road bike which is perfect for winter but I’m too wussy to ride it in the uber cold.
Wish I had;Posted 5 years ago
29er hardtail or short travel FS (Superfly?) for local trail duties and UK weekends away;
Bigger FS for Alpsy stuff, maybe something with 160mm.mcmoonterMember
On One Ti CX is going to be replaced by a Fargo
mcmoonter – any particular reason – I’ve an oldish TiX and it would definitely be in my ‘3’ – pretty quick, comfy and tough
Mostly I fancied a change. Last year it was the bike I rode the most, mainly on the road. Once I figured out how to fit mudguards with the disc brakes it was a great do it all bike. But I also have a nice Roberts Audax bike which is even better on the road, I recently did a couple of big tours on it. So I thought rather than have two bikes that I largely use for similar riding I’d switch the CX for the Fargo. Ive run it with BB7s and disc wheels, so it’s a straight parts swap. I think it may be more versatile than the CX.Posted 5 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Kona Ute. So practical, kids on the back, nipping in to town etc.
Niner SIR.9. Just ace. No suspension, no gears, just supply the momentum & enjoy it.
Ventana El-Ciclon. Last summer was a novelty on the Niner, but determined to enjoy this come spring.
Would love to add…
Salsa Fargo. Just ticks all the boxes & will probably replace the Niner one day.Posted 5 years ago
Cheap Road Bike, to get a few midweek rides over winter.
Surly Big Dummy. For when the kids are too heavy for the Ute.pauleMember
Currently got three and I’m pretty close to what i want:
Hardtail XCish bike (NS society, minute MRD forks, 1×9 LX gears, strong wheels, big bars, toddler bike seat mount)
Road/CX bike (kaffenback, campag centaur gears, road wheels and tyres – looking for a set of cross wheels for it)
Jump bike (muddy fox duel team from 2000, pikes, planet-x full monty rear wheel, singlespeed)
Only changes to make really are some CX wheels for the kaffenback and to sell off the other frames and bits knocking about. Oh, and possibly a compact chainset for the kaffenback.Posted 5 years ago
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