head or heart???
Both. I recently bought a second hand Genesis CDF purely because I wanted to recapture the feeling of riding my Coventry Eagle over the Downs and around the Sussex lanes that I was doing 30 years ago. It reminded me of that bike and I love the way it looks but there are lighter better equipped and cheaper bikes out there.
Actually scrap the both it’s heart every time with bikes. Strange because my attitude to all other purchases is very simple, If I don’t buy this will I die? If the answer is yes buy it if it’s no then don’t.Posted 4 years agosteviedSubscriber
Once bought a Carbon 456 because it ticked all the boxes I wanted ticking. Rode it a few times and really didn’t get on with it. Didn’t ride regularly with it. Great bike, don’t get me wrong but…Posted 4 years ago
Bought the Intense as I’ve always wanted one and found one at the right price so had to have it…Can’t get out on it enough now and I tend to pause when going in the garage so that I can have a quick look at itTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
I’ve bought 3 bikes with the heart – none of which were ‘quite’ right, but awesome nonetheless and I got them right over time.
Kona Lava Dome
’08 S-Works Enduro which is now verging on perfect.
Actually – heart was telling me to rid the S-Works and get a Cube Super Stereo HPC 160. I went with my head this time and sorted the Enduro. I think this could have been the right decision for once – especially considering the Cube uses 2013 Fox CTD diving equipment!Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Heart for me. If I don’t love it, I won’t use it. Simples.
My Rune is a prime example. I shoujd have bought the Spitfire but I rode the Rune and fell in live with it despite it being a silly bike. It gets used though.
Same for cars with me too….the one car bought with my head and I hated it.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Both! Neither works without the other. My Herb was a better bike than my 224, measurably faster but it wasn’t as fun to ride. My BFe was technically excellent but uninspiring. My Soda makes no sense at all but is great fun. My 1×10 hardtail is more limited than when it had a double, but the inferior drivetrain makes it interesting.
It’s not hard to get a bike that’s great these days, there’s loads of them- most bikes are good, many are fantastic. But they won’t all speak to the soul.Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
Both. Heart makes the short list (last time it was Yeti ASR-C, Scott Spark, Trek Top Fuel, Kona Hei-Hei) Then it’s test rides and the head takes over from there.Posted 4 years ago
Heart ruled some out (Giant Anthem for example) Heard very good things about it but just don’t look at one and think I want that.honourablegeorgeMember
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Head rules the shortlisting process and heart makes the final selection.
That’s about right.
Although, if head was fully in charge, I’d still be on my old frame, because it was absolutely fine. But the heart went ahead and began an extensive shortlisting process regardless.Posted 4 years ago
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