- Bike roll call – what MTBs have you owned
PastPosted 6 years ago
’87 Giant Sierra – hyperglide cassette and mountain lx groupset, wooo! (stolen)
’94 Specialized Rockhopper comp
’95 Rock Lobster custom build
’98 Orange X2 custom build (stolen)
’01 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR comp
’08 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR custom buildrob jacksonMember
1992 Raleigh Mtrax 515
2004Dawes Edge FS comp
*2005 Orange sub 5
*2005 Kinesis maxlight
2006 Marin mount vision
2007 *Giant trance
2007 *Gt single speed
2008*Dialled Prince Albert
2008 **Cannondale Prophet
2010**Giant Trance X (in medium 🙁 )
2010**Giant Trance X (in large this time!!)
2011*Santa Cruz Heckler
*frame only and built upPosted 6 years ago
**Bought as complete bike and stripped for frame and built up bespokethreeekMember
<new member delurks – waves! 🙂 >
Can’t remember all of the dates, but I certainly remember the bikes.
Jumpers in the park, small boys as goal-posts – wasn’t it? Mmmm:
’92 Something from a catalogue that looked like a mountain bike but clearly wasn’t one – it was all I could afford, and I was happy. It weighed as much as a car, and didn’t last very long at all.
GT Tequesta – The ride was as hard as nails, and it made my arms and legs burn. Fell off it a lot, and fell in love with it and mountain biking.
Cannondale Super V 900 – Fell off and took a lot of skin off the very first time I rode it because I was too impatient to swap the toe clips it came with for my SPDs. I had fun putting a lot of miles on this. 80mm of travel – who could need more? 😉 It flew down hills – and nearly killed me climbing them (bounce, bounce, bounce). I have very fond memories of riding the South Downs Way for the first time on it and screaming down Butser Hill.
’97 Kona Kilauea with Pace RC35 fork.
Took it to the Brecon Beacons for the first proper ride and was completely blown away. Never should have let this one go … a wonderful bike.
<10 year gap – went raving then dabbled with kayaking>
2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp. Liked it, but it never really gripped me. I wasn’t riding big enough terrain to justify full suss.
2010 Kona Haole (road bike). Much more fun than I thought it would be. Rode through the winter for the first time (I am a lightweight) and got fit for the spring this year.
2011 (Just 3 weeks ago) Cotic Soul built by my local bikeshop Cycledealia – absolutely amazing, I love it, this this was just what I was looking for. Unfortunately I had a really silly low speed fall on just my second ride and broke my arm. Three weeks more of wearing the cast to go – I am climbing the walls waiting to ride it again! Soon come …. 🙄Posted 6 years agocoffeekingMember
trail_rat, you’re either a god or a clumsy rider – how many snappages 😀
Al-carter timbertrail (’92ish) (Bought new, still got it, it’s in the garage frame only)Posted 6 years ago
Merlin Malt – 94ish (Bought new, Still got it, it’s my singlespeed)
Coyote F2 -97ish (bought new, still got it, it’s being re-built with new bits)
Custom trials frame 2007ish (designed and shipped new from China, still got it, considering binning it)
Giant NRS (2004 frame, bought in 2009ish – still got it, it’s my go-to bike)
2004 Zoo Pitbull – bought in 2010, still got it, not finished the build yet.
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