- How many / which bikes are too many?
So, forgetting the old addage B=N+1, and assuming you are riding the same trail(s) every week and enter the odd event….
…. its seems thats the “core” bike stable to cover everything – now, how would you decide which ones to take / would be in your shed?
You’d narrow the list down to what exactly?Posted 5 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
It takes me about 10 minutes to unpack the shed to get to the furthest bike (a borrowed Cannondale MTB Tandem that you missed off your list).
In fact I used to have to get past the cargo bike until I dismantled it at the weekend – another bike you missed off.
My list in order of need would be
Adventure bike (Fargo or similar)
Cargo bike (would be much higher up the list if the children hadn’t grown up).
I don’t really see 29ers as another category – If I wanted 29ers, they’d all be 29ers. Mixing wheel sizes is just going to mess with my head/timing/manualling.Posted 5 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I ought to point out that, while one bike would serve my needs, there are currently in my garage:
2 x road + 1 x road frame
1 x cross
1 x HT
2 x rigid
1 x shopper
1 x child’s trike
1 x child’s balance bike
1 x bike trailer for child
This is between 2 adults and a toddler. I definitely don’t need to go building myself a new bike in January, do I…?Posted 5 years agosokSubscriber
My other-half is moving in so I was prepping to make room for 6 more bikes in my garage. Then I discovered the stash in his loft and shed which totals 14. 14 I tell you! I wouldnt mind but only 3 of them are in a ride-able state.Posted 5 years ago
And there I was thinking my 5 was bordering on excessive.alexpalacefanSubscriber
Sok, that’s splendid 🙂
For me it’s got to:
1 nice/”big” bike for Peak, trail centres et c.
Rigid SS for razzing about locally.
Cheapo road bike, just getting into it.
Ratty old commuter/pub bike.
Perversely the crappy old commuter is the bike I ride by-far the most often.
APFPosted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
1 x hardtail – your choice of fork l;ength
1x SS – we get winters here you know
1x FS your choice of travel
1x Road bike
1 X hack bike
Anything else would just be another bike very much like the bike i have
I have no interest in 29 er, BMX, dirt ,fat or cross but if you do then fair enough to have one of these as well
Its when you have two very similar bikes that I find it odd
say a 100 mm hardtail and a 140 mm hardtail or a 4 ” travel FS and a Orange 5 – its just more of the same but ever so slightly different
Each to their own thoughPosted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Just 4 bikes for me at the moment, i feel inadequate and underbiked after reading through the list above.
Cove Hummer 140mm Hardtail
Salsa Juan Solo 80mm Singlespeed Hardtail
Charge Plug Fixed
Lightweight Alloy Singlespeed Roadie/hack bike
Obviously i need a FS but i’m waiting till Cy @ Cotic brings out his smaller travel Rocket next year and i’ll be having one right away.Posted 5 years agobeejSubscriber
I’ve been hovering at seven for a while. Currently have:
Short travel full-sus (Anthem)
SS 120mm hardtail
Good road bike
Old road bike (lives on the turbo)
Cross/winter road bike (Kaffenback)
Retro look steel road bike
I’ve got rid of a track bike (big crash/too far to travel put me off track riding) and a 100mm geared hardtail.
I could get by with the Anthem (for all MTB needs), the good road bike, a winter road bike and the commuter.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Roadie – SS
Chumba HX1 (the cotic-a-like)
I reckon I need a winter roadie (i.e. soemthig a bit more racey than the tourer, but less bling than the roadie, or at least elss cared for, maybe I’ll just get a ncier roadie and retire this one)
An XC bike (29er with gears and maybe suspension)
A 29er AM bike (maybe, but that would be instead of the chumba)
A 5″ travel FS, probably 29er, not sure whether this would replace the Pitch and overlap too much with the 29er AM bike though).
I also need some with engines 😈Posted 5 years ago
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