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  • Holy cow – I won a bike/bikes!!
  • Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    So I’ve been entering the South Coast Suspension Dream Bike Comp since it began.
    Only thing I’d won was £50 credit about 2 years ago until last night……..

    When I got the call at 8:30 saying I’d won the £8k Dream Bike!!!

    Totally shocked!

    Just need to decide what to get now lol

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Woah. You could buy a top of the range mid-range ebike for that!
    Well done! 😊👍

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    That’s epic…. Can you buy me an S3 Specialized Status please…

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    *fist bump*

    Premier Icon longdog
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    Excellent! 😎

    Does anyone ever win the stupidly big bike/gear/cash bundles for the likes of the Tour De France/Giro/Vuelta competitions on the telly?? I never have 🤣

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I’ve always wondered if that competition was genuine, seemed too good to be true.

    I am now very jealous.

    Premier Icon leegee
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    Congratulations, I’m now thinking what bike I’d build in your predicament.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Is that Dream bike and Van draw still going?

    Might be fun to enter again…

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    Sweet! Bikes rock.

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    When I got the call at 8:30 saying I’d won the £8k Dream Bike!!!

    I think we’ve all told the other half that tale when we’ve bought a new one🤣

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    The van comps are no longer going….

    Well done on the win!

    I won some forks last year.

    Not sure if foxy is going to continue the old monthly format – last month was labeled as the last ever which is a shame – I’ve been helping to fund other peoples dream bikes since the start 😄

    Premier Icon johnjn2000
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    That’s brilliant, very happy for you and a wee bit envious. I was in for the Dirt Fund Project bike last week but unfortunately I wasn’t as lucky as you. Enjoy whatever you buy.

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    amazing!

    Congrats!

    I wouldnt know where to start if i had 8k to spunk on a new bike. (well maybe a Raaw Madonna…. way too much bike for my needs, but it would certainly be a consideration!)

    Any initial thoughts?

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Thanks guys!
    Thinking new FS (Nukeproof Mega) and a gravel bike (Sonder Camino).

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Congrats on the big win…exciting times!
    I won the Exposure light bundle on the weekly draw about 18 months ago, which I thought was epic, but 8k for a new bike…awesome!

    Premier Icon mert
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    Does anyone ever win the stupidly big bike/gear/cash bundles for the likes of the Tour De France/Giro/Vuelta competitions on the telly?? I never have 🤣

    I won a BMX on an X-Games “SMS your answer to” competition on Eurosport years ago. Thought it was a prank call when they rang me 6 months later telling me i’d won.
    And a chap i know through racing over here won one of the comps to get a high end bike and visit the end of the tour (Vuelta i think) a few years ago, he couldn’t go, but did get a full campag equipped team bike. Probably not far off €15k worth of kit at retail. I mean, just the bike was about 10k.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Solid choice, Mega is one of the best enduro bikes out there for performance and value.

    I’d be looking at that or the Trek Slash for a 160mm bike.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    I’ve absolutely no idea what I’d get – it changes month to month from an ebike to a full custom trail bike or some combo of both…

    Premier Icon Jordan
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    Nice one mate! And welcome to the club. That’s how I got my HB130 a couple of years ago.

    Premier Icon gnusmas
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    @dirkpitt74 congratulations!
    I was over the moon a few years back winning the weekly competition of hope parts. He used his discretion and allowed me to get a bike instead after I broke down on the phone (it had only been a few months since she passed away) and he learnt of what happened. With birthday and Xmas money (and some extra from family) I paid the extra and opted for an aeris.
    Really nice bloke is foxy, well done again on the win. Not sure what I’d chose in that position though

    Premier Icon chrismac
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    Congratulations. Enjoy the process of deciding what you want.

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    Well done indeed, and that continual entry has finally paid off 😀

    I’ve been entering NL Euromillions for years. No bloody jackpot yet 😆

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    £8k 😲

    That’s the kind of money that’s so far out of my price range I couldn’t even think where to start 🤣. Any brand I’m interested in seems to realistically top out somewhere between £2k and £4k, and I’m looking at Deore/gx models for under half that!

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Chuffed for you OP. I’ll win a set of brakes or the Hope box one day!

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Titanium Bokeh

    Premier Icon jimmy748
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    Congratulations. I won my Reverb AXS from there a couple of years ago.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Thanks, set on a Mega – not sure on 275 or 297 mullet.

    I’d be going for a Kenevo Expert, but that’s just me

    Kenevo

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Thanks, set on a Mega – not sure on 275 or 297 mullet.

    Gotta be the mullet unless you’re diehard 27-4-life, futureproofed and best of both worlds.

    The Alloy Pro looks like the best bang-for-buck, the metal frames are a really good weight and there’s not much point getting the carbon IMO.

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    Stock on a lot of the Mega range is hard to come by at the moment, especially in mullet and 29er, a mate has just got an Elite and it’s really nice, I’d looked around for a Factory but nothing available.  Seemed to be a better choice in 27.5, though I’d want a mullet or 29er these days.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    I’d probably go frame only and get a custom build as opposed to a stock bike.
    Lyrik or Zeb Ultimates, XT, Hope etc.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I’ve been entering NL Euromillions for years. No bloody jackpot yet 😆

    I’ll buy you a bike when I win that £145m jackpot tonight.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I’ll buy you a bike when I win that half that £145m jackpot tonight.

    I’ll buy him one with the other half

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Right then, choice is made:

    Custom Mega build – Zeb Ultimate, XTR, One-Up dropper, Saint brakes, Hunt wheels, Nukeproof carbon bars & Michelin rubber.

    Sonder Camino AL Apex gravel bike.

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    Nice build on the mega, though can you squeeze in DT Swiss rims on DT 350 or Hope Hubs?

    Premier Icon stevextc
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    @dirkpitt – congrats

    more cash

    I’ve always wondered if that competition was genuine, seemed too good to be true.

    Funny thing is a local rider in a local riding group was bored (smashed leg) and whilst incapacitated entered stuff just to fill in time.
    He won the PB Advent calendar bike (S works Enduro I think) so we were all saying “I always thought it was rigged”, “always someone in the USA” … (etc.)

    Funny thing is a load of people on PB now saying “yeah it’s rigged”

    Premier Icon sandboy
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    Good skills OP! What a great situation to find oneself.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    @razorrazoo

    Nice build on the mega, though can you squeeze in DT Swiss rims on DT 350 or Hope Hubs?

    Could do, but have Hunts on my current build and really like them.

    Premier Icon stanfree
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    Well done , great to hear someone winning the big prize. An old mate from back home won a Ford mustang recently and a mate at works bro won a VW Caddy . Give you a bit of hope that the comps are worth It.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Nice choices OP. I’d go mad and have a custom made short travel bike from Curtis or Swarf.

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