How many of your bikes do you actually ride?
I have 2 built bikes.
DH bikes gets ridden for DH. Hasn’t been used for a while though due to a lack of uplifts & no race season currently. That will be coming out to play in the next couple of months again, and thats what goes to the Alps in the summer too.
Everything else bike, gets used all the other time. Trail centres, 4X, even local DH etc.Posted 9 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Patriot – for rides that are focused around a big mountain descent; trail centres with jumps and black runs and the like; or when I feel like it or the others are dirty
Orange 5 – for nipping around the woods OR when there’s a big long ride in the offing where I’ll need to cover the ground faster, or when I’ll have to keep up with faster partners.
Kona Heihei – pretty much only a race bike, largely because it has some silly bling kit on it like an XTR ti cassette that I don’t want to wear out in South Wales grit, and it also has a pretty lean saddle and short travel forks. It’s great for the woods tho so it does come out sometimes when it’s dry.
Kona Zing road bike – for training, gets lots of miles
Kona Dew – commuter.
So yeah they all get used. The reason I have these different bikes isn’t cos they’re nice, but because they enable me to do different things. It’s the styles of riding I appreciate.Posted 9 years agokennyNIMember
4 bikes, 4 ridden
Intense 5.5 and Titus Racer X: seem to ride each of these with 2 different groups of people, usuually alternate days at the weekend. Titus for XC purposes and the more xc orientated group (with the intention of racing some xc this year). The 5.5 for all other mtb’ing purposes.
Roadie: Cannnondale Six-13 for the road, the occasional weekend day gets replaced from one of above days, until the clearer evenings.
Steel hardtail (Gary Fisher, from mid 90s): now in commuting mode. But when longer evenings come back, the road bike takes over sometimes, with a longer route home.Posted 9 years agoPickersSubscriber
4 plus one in bits
Nice road bike for summer only
Tatty road bike with full guards and rack for commuting, touring etc
TT bike in bits – not ridden for 3 or 4 years – probably get sold soon (if anyone here wants to try their hand)
Both MTBs and the tatty road one ridden this yearPosted 9 years agoOllyMember
Trance is my primary bike, ride all day, quickly (for me at least)
street/dirt bike for playing on the streets and in the dirt
Hartail XtC, 32:18 and mud tyres or 42:16 and road slicks for commuting, a generaly low maintenence, very reliable. and good to ride 🙂 (was a fantastic primary bike back in the day before the trance)
all get ridden equally.
quite fancy a solid flair for doing weekend DHing on, but cant say i miss not having it, it would only take time away from the others.
quite fancy a lot of things, but wouldnt use anymore that much i dont think.
If i had one bike, it would be a soul with revs.Posted 9 years ago
SS MTB (3″ to 5″) gets used mostly for the commute with the occasional offroad blasts.
Enduro gets used every couple of weeks or so, it’s difficult as I don’t store it at my house so have to arrange uplift of it when I need it.
I can still justify another bike, perhaps make the SS rigid and get a smaller chuckable bike or a heavy hardtail. I just can’t afford it at the moment.Posted 9 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
At a time.
This thread is more about the danger of having – or thinking you have – overlapping “types” of bikes, whereas they’re all really just bikes for riding.
And what the OP is really saying is that, like s*x, he thinks other people are having more fun than he is.Posted 9 years agoFilthyMember
Have 3, ride 2 of them.
GT Zaskar gets used for most stuff, xc and generally mountain biking if there is such a thing these days.
Commencal MaxMax, gets used for taking the kids to school, arsing about in the skate park and trying to keep up with my son on the BMX track. It’ll be good for play days on the DH track when summer comes too.
87′ Muddy Fox explorer was bought to build as a commuter but is still in bits waiting for me to get round to putting it together.Posted 9 years agomildredMember
3 bikes 2 of which get ridden:
Evil Sov’ used for anything and everything
Marin Quake 7.3 used for anything and everything (rides a lot lighter than it is)
Titus Supermoto that’s not getting ridden and is for sale
Just sold my Bmx because I only raced twice last yearPosted 9 years agotarka_the_rotterMember
I’m down to two now:
Carbon Focus Race HT – used for XC racing and winter commuting.
Carbon Junker Roadbike – used for road-racing and summer commuting.
Neither are particularly practical commuters, but I only have space for two bikes, so at least I don’t have to compromise; and at work, the bikes live in the building, so they shouldn’t be pinched (touch wood).Posted 9 years agodevsMember
Summer season with pikes and a Nomad. Rode them both for 10 miles each yesterday. Tend to only take the Nomad out for Golspie, Laggan, Carn Ban Mor type rides. Got the Summer Season to be a “winter” bike but it gets most of the riding now as the nomad is too much for most of my rides. Having said that it has been so dry this winter I have had to get it out for some fun on the gnarlier routes as they are in such great condition.Posted 9 years ago
Summary. Got 2 ride both. One a bit more than the other.carlphillipsMember
heckler is now redundant as is too much bike for my local stuff and prefer my HT 456 and so will be sold soonPosted 9 years ago
456 gets most use razzing in the woods
epic FS is for races and long moor rides
got the stinky in the post this morning but is for DH fun.MrNuttMember
1x Orange Subzero – gets ridden for everything
thinking about buying this:
2008 Wilier Mortirolo Cross, Large
Ex-Photo Shoot (Discontinued)
Colour – Carbon/Red
Crank – Ritchey 170mm
Front Mech – Campag Veloce
Rear Mech – Campag Veloce
Rims – Fulcrum R7
Tyres – Michelin Cyclo Cross Jet
Handlebars – ITM Racer 44cm
Stem – ITM Racer 120mm
Seat Post – Ritchey Carbon Pro
Saddle – Selle Italia C2
2008 SRP was £1699
Price: £1,099.00 (Including VAT at 15%)
Carriage – £18
…if only I could convince myself to wear lycra!! 😆Posted 9 years ago
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