- at what age do you buy your final bike?
@rocketdog – I was only a year younger than you are now, when I started MTB in 2008.
Already had a grey beard by then and was decidedly podgy after years of sitting behind a desk.
Fast forward to today, and I have a selection of bikes for most occasions. Not planning to stop buying them (although I have no specific purchases in mind)
As we’re both attending SSUK, maybe we could sit around the campfire with some beers and find things to ‘grump’ about 😉Posted 4 years agoMostly BalancedMember
Age 49 and I may have already bought my last bike, a CX last autumn.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve now got 7 bikes to choose from and can’t see any likely riding requirement I haven’t already covered. The more personal history they acquire the less inclined I would be to ditch any of them and I’m not bothered by new technology so for the forseeable future they’ll all get ridden and maintained.DaveRamboSubscriber
I’m 47 and my thoughts are more along the lines of what is my next bike, not my last bike.
I plan on repeating this until I die at which point my daughter informs me that she will sell them all apart from the Yeti – as it will remind her of me.
All sounds perfectly sensible and reasonable to be (except I’d sell the Yeti as well)Posted 4 years agovondallySubscriber
I will be 48 in a few days, having been told by a consultant last year to give up riding as it wrecking my physical skeletal health I sold up or moved most things on…… :(….went back for a review saw different consultant who told me to get out riding and be reasonably sensible I am back riding, enjoying myself and that period just being out makes me value every ride.
New bike not really for me but plenty of secondhand bikes I need……..
keep going and enjoy yourself!Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Have customers in their 80’s that own (and still ride) several bikes.
Have customers in their 70’s that regularly still ride mountain bikes properly offroad.
Ride with guys in their 60’s that I’d struggle to keep up with.
Rode up Snowdon with a bunch of guys in their 50’s the other week, they were all a lot quicker than me going up!
Know guys that started road racing when they were older than you are now, and got a Cat 2 license seemingly overnight!
I’m 33. I’m not as fit as I was 6 months ago, but I’m ok on a bike. 47 is at least 3 decades too early to even contemplate the question!Posted 4 years agojonah tontoMember
i put a bike together for my dad for his 65th birthday in august. he is riding 50+ miles a week and doing endos outside the pub on it 😀
he thinks it is the first ‘proper’ bike he ever had, i was just checking he would still be into riding before i got him his first ‘proper’ bike
he was getting a bit porky since giving up work so i thought a bike was a good idea. as ever a new bike sparked him into getting out on the bike more so i figure ill get him a new one each year from now onPosted 4 years ago
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