3 bikes to do it all?
7 for me at the moment…
big bike: transition covert
trail bike: santa cruz blur TRc
hardtail: rocky mountain blizzard
singlespeed/pub bike: orange evo2
cx/touring: genesis day one alfine
road/commute/touring: ribble audax
tandem pub bike: pashley tourmaster
thinking about buying a nice road bike though 🙂
DavePosted 5 years agoLove TubsMember
Oh, and there was I hoping for a fun read loosely based upon a Lord of the Rings word-play.
3 bikes to Elven Kings, who ride but the fairest of evenings.
7 to the Northern Dwarves, who are obsessed with building trails.
9 Ti 29’rs to the race of Londoners, who above all desire attention.
C’mon, this must have legs………..Posted 5 years agoSamBMember
The three I’ve got now, I guess:
1. Carbon road race / TT bike (2 sets of wheels, 2 seat posts, clipons)
2. 4″ full sus play/XC bike (Tazer)
3. 8″ full sus DH bike (Socom)
I don’t do hardtails any more (they are not comfy enough) and I’m fit enough to drag round a 4″ one-ring bike all day 🙂Posted 5 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
Surly Karate Monkey (Geared)
Old Gary Fisher HT set up with slicks etc for general road hacking, child seat duties
The first two are “keepers”. If I had the funds no 3 above would be swapped out for steel CX bike (Crosscheck or CdF) and that would genuinely cover all of my riding needs, although if I’m entirely honest I barely get enough time to ride as it is.Posted 5 years agoSannySubscriber
For me, it would be
1 Salsa Fargo – an all round great bike that means I don’t need a road or cross bike.
2 Full suspension mountain bike – I reckon this would have to be a 29er or a 650b Burner. One for big mountain rides, epics in the Alps and such riding where the Fargo would struggle on steep and rocky terrain.
3 A Fat Bike just because if I am limited to three bikes, I want three dramatically different bikes to chose from. A Salsa Beargrease would do just fine! 😀
Hmmm. I can see a trimming down of the collection coming. One of my mates has had a bit of an epiphany and has sold all his 26 inch mountain bikes and gone full bore for 29ers.Posted 5 years agomrblobbyMember
Hmm I’d not want to ride my summer road bike in winter. And it would be a right faff not having a specific turbo bike. So that’s three bikes there. How about 3 bikes to do it all on the road, and another 3 to do it all off road? That might work.
1) Summer road bike
2) Winter road bike / commuter (guards etc.)
3) Turbo bike
1) Big bouncer for proper mountain fun and Alpine trips
2) 26er hardtail trail bike (~120mm fork)
3) Hardtail XC race bike (probably 29er)
I could probably manage with just that lot 🙂Posted 5 years agoshortcutSubscriber
Not that I have any intention of doing it (selling the others).
1. Santa Cruz Highball Aluminium – for all off road duties.
2. Carbon road bike – currently a Spesh Tarmac from 2010.
3. Condor Fratello for touring duties / commutes etc.
Gonnna keep the others though so only an exercise in the possible.Posted 5 years agondthorntonMember
120mm Ti Hardtail for local trail riding (Malverns) + the odd xc race
160mm Bomb proof full Sus bike for trail Centers, Gravity Enduros and the Alps
Norco Six – Heavily blinged
Entry level Race bike for commuting
If I was allowed a 4th it would be a 140mm trail bike which would then be the trail center bike.
If I was allowed a 5th it would be a 140mm beefy Hardtail
If I was allowed a 6th it would be a low cost rigid singlespeed for grim weather and going to the pub on.
I think 6 is a good numberPosted 5 years agomafiafishMember
Mondraker Dune with 170mm lyriks – does rad stuff, Alps, Enduros, technical trail centres etc.
On One carbon 29er – mincy stuff, racing, big days out, non-technical trail centres
Ribble sportive racing – doing the tarmacs.
All built up from frames because I’m a snob and a tight-arse.
If I was only able to have one it’d be a radPosted 5 years ago
120mm 29er140/150mm 650b, a speshcube or a norco I reckon.chrismacMember
2 is enough
I have a specailized road bike for riding on the road and an orange five for riding off road. I used to have more MTB’s but found I spent too much time deciding if I had taken the right one on the ride rather just enjoying the ride. So now its easy tarmac = spesh off road = orangePosted 5 years ago
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