Have you ever had an MTB that felt 100% right?
orangeboy – Member
For me this year my enduro is a one bike for everything
I keep up with my friends on xc rides
It easily copes with every terrain
It goes up hill far better than any 160 mm bike ever should
It’s a little slower than my road bike on my commute but hardly matters
So does my (’08 S-Works) orangeboy – but is yours PERFECT? That’s the question – absolutely no room for improvement anywhere?Posted 4 years agoorangeboyMember
Yep I think it is , well if I think a little maybe the forks need fixing as a little poor at the moment
But that’s more a service issue
Keep think about xx1 but yet to find a hill I’ve had to walk up and with the current gearing can get 19 mph average on my commute to work before an evening ride.Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
I’m guessing if people are totally honest, no-one will say yes – I mean 100% as in no niggles, perfect fit, ideal for your type of riding without fault in all conditions/terrain.
Rather than buy a new bike, I’ve further upgraded mine and it’s coming close – it’s now the best bike I’ve had by some margin, in terms of fit, ride, capabilities, but I can still see some minor flaws, that I don’t know I could ever iron out completely. It’s feeling pretty damn fly though!
So, how close have you come to bike ownership Nirvana?Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
My downhill bike ( NP Scalp) liberally laced with Saint stuff, CC Double Barrel shock, Fox 40’s has elevated my DH results far beyond anything I thought I would ever be able to achieve. I’m slowly starting to believe I’m actually pretty good at this downhill lark (5 mins 11 seconds at fort bill few weeks ago) but I am absolutely aware that the bike has allowed me to ride beyond my limits.
It’s 100% perfect. For me.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Yes- though it’s a new bike….
Done the local trails, some big mountain stuff and some XC stuff. It seems like it’s a no compromise* bike for me
Blur LTc with an entirely custom spec
*for what I have to ride – I would have gone the Nomad if I was still in the lakesPosted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
My first S-Works FSR (in about 2000-2001).
Built up as a lightweight XC race bike and in those days for FS to be that good, that light was a revelation.
It also had one of the very first production sets of Hope Mini disc brakes, other MTBers were very jealous when they saw them!
But yeah. for the type of riding and racing I was doing at the time, it was spot on. It did used to get a bit out of its depth in places like the Lake District, the Peak District etc if you really went nuts on it, could feel the forks flexing.
Sold the bike on here to a guy who converted it to slightly longer travel and used it as an off-road tourer for many years. Such a capable bike.Posted 4 years agoLoCoMember
No bike build is finished till it’s 100%, this can take quite a while, sometimes so long it gets sold before it’s sorted 😉Posted 4 years ago
Current Albert classic is sorted, the Remedy still need a little geo tweak with a shorter eye to eye shock being made but that should make it just so hopefullyThe FopsterMember
I have a 2010 Zesty – bought it new from a big chain store type shop (end of year sale). It is completely stock except for saddle/grips (as white not too practical in the mud…) and tyres (which surely don’t count as a change?). It is only the basic model 214 but I don’t think I will change anything except when bits wear out (like the BB which has done so several times already). I’d like lighter wheels but not enough to do anything about it. I’d like the bike to be a bit lighter but not enough to spend a lot more money. For what I do and how good a rider I am (not very) it is just about perfect. Greased and adjusted the rear hub yesterday and as I was putting it back in the shed I was thinking to myself “what a great bike”. 😀
Wonder how long it will last me?Posted 4 years agofizzicistMember
Still in pursuit of perfection. My Soul rides beautifully, but I wish it was an 18.5″ frame.
575 is not far off perfection – shorter stem, wider bars and more reliable forks needed.
Cube reaction GTC 29er is getting there – lots of messing about with the riding position, but it needs 2×10 and rapid rise, plus the ride is a bit harsh.
Suspect perfection will remain elusive. Or be a Solaris.Posted 4 years ago
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