- Bought a bike you didn’t like?
i built up a downhill bike without already being any good at downhill.Posted 8 years ago
I decided it wasn’t really for me – for a beginner the actual downhill itself was ok, albeit slightly scary and i was very slow compared to someone who’s good at it, but I decided that the amount of time actually going downhill compared to the amount of time spend getting armoured up, and going up the hill, and the effort and sweatiness of getting up the hill – made me decide it wasn’t for me.
I probably spent between £1200 and £1500 building it up and sold it for £800, so i lost some, but i did learn a lot about building bikes.BigDummySubscriber
I had a Trek VRX200 I think. It was startingly ugly, bouncy, heavy, shonky with minimal mud-clearance, rotten components and it made a series of horrendous creaking noises. I hated it with a passion. I’d wanted a Marin Wolf Ridge, but the Trek was cheaper. For some reason…Posted 8 years agoMister PMember
I know it is human nature to claim your new bike is the greatest you have ever ridden and is possibly the best bike ever made. But is anyone willing to admit they bought a turkey? I bought a Huffy BMX a few years ago when I knew little about these things. It was a dog.Posted 8 years agoMax WallMember
Cannondale F900, bodged together by a shop in Salisbury and was the biggest pile of poo ever, brakes never worked properly and Headshock was woeful!! Shop went bust 2 weeks after I bought it and Cannondale were useless at best, bought for £1300 sold after 6 months for £600, NEVER AGAIN!!!!Posted 8 years ago2unfit2rideSubscriber
Spesh Sworks enduro (6″), I hated it with a passion, why would anybody, & there are lots of people on here that will disagree , want a 6″ bike with XC angles?Posted 8 years ago
Totally beyond me, but each to there own, Oh & a norco thing with adjustable travel, again to XC for me.stilltortoiseSubscriber
A Bianchi alu hardtail. First new mountain bike for 20 years nearly, knew nothing about XC v trail v all-mountain etc etc. Anyway, long stemmed, narrow bars, twitchy as anything and heavy and woeful suspension fork. What it did do well was go fast. New bars, stem and a superlight carbon rigid fork and I now LOVE it! 😀Posted 8 years agosamuriMember
My GT i Drive 5.0 lasted all of half a dozen rides. Just not the bike for me, i guess!
I did quite a few more on mine but it really was a pile of crap. The idrive bits died really quickly, GT actually had no spares. Got sick of it, sold it to a chap who stuck a piece of wood in the place of the rear shock and that seemed to work. Best thing for it.Posted 8 years agomuggomagicSubscriber
a fair few:Posted 8 years ago
a scott hardtail (cannot remember the name), but perservered and changed a load of bits and kept it for about a year.
A cannondale Jekyll with a headshock. Around 80mm of travel at the front and 100 at the back. It cracked around the seat tube/top tube weld, spent 3 months waiting to get a replacement. After a really shitty email to cannondale europe, I ended up with a bright yellow frame and forks, which was disgusting. sold that on immediately and bought a cannondale F900 which was a cracking bike.
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