- Bikes you bought and ended up hating…..
Cotic Roadrat.Posted 3 years ago
Might be fine as a SS but add gears and mudguards with the horizontal dropouts and it’s the worlds biggest struggle to get the back wheel out. I nearly threw it in a ditch. I was also between sizes and the medium always get big and tall but a small would have been too small. AND it was flexy too. Add a load on the back and it handled like a trifle.
Bought used and sold on for the same price, I replaced it with a Cararra Subway which was a far better bike.
jimjam – Member
This piece of shit.
Snapped in half after about 6 weeks. In a way I was glad though as it was dire. Partly my fault though as I knew it wasn’t right for me but got suckered in by the looks.
Can see how it happened, lovely looking bike. Think we both fell for the Lapierre curse…. 😉Posted 3 years agotonSubscriber
do you have a hour or two? far too many to list.Posted 3 years ago
2 at the forefront are, a gary fisher fat possum. rode like a jelly. tyre rubbed the stays with any stood up peddaling.
and a orange sub zero hartail, suckered in to buy a too small size, which broke, and orange took months to sort out.
i would never buy from such a shoddy company ever again.on and onSubscriber
Specialized fsr in 2008 – what a total pile of dull beige uninspiring shite. Really so very very very dull. It also made me hate fox forks which I’ve never used again and hope brakes which were pure evil.
The Giant tvr advanced sl was also a pile of shite, the integrated seatpost was sooooo unforgiving that I hated riding it.
I sold it for a massive loss in just over 2 months of buying it.
Edited for stupid spelling mistakesPosted 3 years ago
on and on – Member
Specialized fsr in 2008 – what a total pile of dull beige uninspiring shite. Really so very ver very dull. It also made me hate fox forks which I never used again and hope barkes which were pure evil.
Couldn’t agree more on the Hope brakes. Would have more feel strapping a broom handle to your bars…..
Never owned again since, which is a shame as they may feel mega now. Crazy how a bad experience can stay with you.Posted 3 years ago
postierich – Member
Whyte 46 £2600 of awfulness got suckered in with reviews it wanted to kill me on the downs!
I can’t actually believe this but I had that bike also! Was an insurance replacement for my stolen Spesh Enduro in 2005!
And I can attest to it trying to kill me at every opportunity whilst riding in Les Arcs.! 😉 however, you can’t argue with the value at £2600. Full XT, Carbon Easton bars, Hope Hubs, Expensive but life threatening Maverick forks….
You would struggle to get most companies base models for that cash now in 2014…..Posted 3 years agoisitafoxMember
Bionic B5 mod trials bike, was way too short for me and almost killed my back in an instant (had back trouble ever since).Posted 3 years ago
zippykona – Member
GT Xizang. Chain suck central. Ended up with me giving it the full Basil Fawlty treatment with a handy bush after sucking once too much.
This is timeless……! Having visions of you losing the plot and the missus is sat here wondering what I am laughing about 😉Posted 3 years ago
On the whole, when we spank some money on a shiny new bike we tend to lean to the side of praising it to the hilt, to anyone who will listen to justify the kind of expenditure that has taken place.
However, deep down has there been a bike that for whatever reason had you wanting to get it on eBay?
Mine was a 2009 Lapierre Zesty 914, bought whilst living and working in Belgium with tax free and NATO discount, the only way I could ever afford the top model. The problem with this bike and one that Lapierre have improved every year since was it’s almost horizontal seat angle…. So much bling, but a right pig on the uphills. 6 of us bought them on our base and we rode them in events all over Beglium. Nobody ever admitted to not liking them until now.
Silenced by pride…. 😉Posted 3 years agomamadirtMember
deep down has there been a bike that for whatever reason had you wanting to get it on eBay?
Ha ha, a very regular occurrence for me. Mainly though because I freakin’ love bikes – probably complete a couple of new builds per month which are then test-ridden and sold on to fund the next project. There have been many over the years but very few that I really didn’t get on with. Amongst those though are a lovely matte black Mountain Cycle Battery – looked a million dollars but the angles felt all wrong – super-short toptube and very steep headtube even with 160mm Lyriks – weird. Probably the one I lost the most money on though was a beautiful Foes Predator hardtail imported from Canada – one run down the FOD downhill track had me chucking it in the bushes after it had bucked me off on every rooty section on the way down 😳Posted 3 years ago
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