- best bike you have owned.
Genuinely, my current one, a Vitus Sommet Pro. It is better, at just about all aspects of the riding that I do, than any other bike I have ridden.
My riding mate says that it is noticeable how much more relaxed I am on this bike than all my previous bikes.
This evening on Millstone Hill in Aberdeenshire.
Posted 8 months agoBigJohnSubscriber
I have a Mk1 Soul. I’ve recently given it an upgrade consisting of a 10 yr old 140mm Pike (yes I know it’s beyond the scope) short stem, wide flat bars, Hi Lo dropper, and you know what? It’s magnificent.
Every aspect is obsolete. Worth nothing at all. 26″, 2×9 27.2, steep angles, but I beat my young pal on his transition scout carbon and have just as much fun.
I’m desperate for someone to point out where I’m going wrong.Posted 8 months agosomoukSubscriber
I had a Klein with pace forks and XTR running gear when I was a kid and racing that Dad had off a fella at his work cheap as he was getting divorced.
It was awesome and loads better than the Kona i’d been riding up until that point. I had it for a couple of years then the fella wanted his bike back so we did him a deal to have it back.Posted 8 months agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
My on-one 456
It’s a bit of pig iron and badly finished (frame) but it fits like a glove can do XC rides, trail centres, it’s had a rack on it with a child seat for both my boys, its my bike of choice for just hopping on for riding with the children and has been ridden/set up as a rigid 69r for winter filth too.
My FS bike is better for full tilt, longer rough rides but it’s not quite as raw and engaging.Posted 8 months ago
I bet no one will ever say this again, but the frame I liked the most & rode to a literal death was my Azonic Propulsion, I loved it & it took me a lot of wasted money to realise why, it had a really slack seat tube & normal (for the time) head angle, which put my weight further back & made it fun rather than efficient, the Burner that replaced it still sits in the loft after only a few rides & I did try a enduro sx & a Norco but it was always the steep seat angle that stopped me loving them, strangely HT’s seem less affected by a steeper seat tube to me, but all my frames are on the playful side.
Cheers.Posted 8 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
It’s my current one tbh, hopefully that’ll always be my answer, why replace a bike with a less good one? It’s a boring Trek Remedy 29, covered in shiny bits. I’ve had a lot of great bikes but it does stand out. Never thought I’d be a Trek fanboi.
My Ragley Ti ruined me for hardtails though, I’ve never even tried to replace it.Posted 8 months agoflashinthepanSubscriber
My current bike (as per stany, above) is a Mojo HD. Easily the most capable bike I’ve owned.
But I think I’d pick my Giant Anthem. The original 2007, 89mm travel version. Such a fast and capable bike. Not suited to me now though I still have the frame. Showcases what the big companies can do when they ‘nail’ it. Cheap too (frame and shock cost me £700)Posted 8 months agomilky1980Member
My 2011 Orange 5:
It’s been on countless adventures with me, from alpine holidays to local pootles. I’ve completely rebuilt it once complete with a new colour and then upgraded it far too much purely due to not having the guts to retire it! I have a 2015 Fuel EX that is almost as capable as the 5 on everything bar black runs/uplift days and is better at just getting miles covered but the 5 is still my go-to bike every time. I really should get a new bike and let it live it’s retirement in peace as it’s taken an absolute hammering but every time it comes to that point I just buy it some upgrades. Last lot was some new brakes, new shock and dropper post ready for this summer. Bar a jet pack I’ll struggle next time though, bar going Di2 or Eagle everything is top level now!
It will never be sold.Posted 8 months agomindmap3Member
My current second generation Ti Switchback is a bloody good bike, it took me a while to click with it after the stolen first generation.
But, I think my all time favourite bike was my 2005 SX Trail that I rode until 2013. It was heavy, the seat angle too slack, too small but it was ace. It was so much fun on descents and it just kept on going and going.Posted 8 months ago
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