If you are allowed just one bike
So, out of curiosity after I read a lot of “which bike is best” threads and the frustration that ensues in the replies, I am going to ask that question, but with a different spin.
If you were only allowed one bike (for whatever reason, cost, space, spouse!) what would you go for? Be it hardtail or full suss, what sort of bik? i.e. fast racy style or more stable, and what sort of travel? Would you sacrifice speed on flatter rides to be able to fly on descents etc?
Just curious..Posted 5 years agotaxi25Member
As I ride Mtb and road you’d think a cross bike would be my choice. But I couldn’t keep up with off road rides on it and struggle with group road rides as well. I’d give up road riding an have a lightweight short travel mtb, at least I could ride cross with it come winter.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Something vaguely Hemlocky I guess- a big bike that can ride small stuff without making it feel rubbish. Something I can do XC loops and downhill races on.
But I would miss having a specific road-use bike very much and tbh there’d be no good argument for not having one- not space nor cost, since it could live outside and it costs nothing to run.Posted 5 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
I have a short travel full suss in my 2004 Mount Vision, a longer travel ‘all mountain’ bike in my Wolf Ridge and a road type bike in my Boardman Hybrid.Posted 5 years ago
I’d choose the Wolf Ridge in a heartbeat. It’s simply much better for playing around on than the Mount Vision even though it’s slower uphill etc, and i’d just have to give up road riding!avdave2Member
Cannondale Bad Boy Rohloff, not that they seem to make it any more, and in carbon with the option of a belt drive. I ride a rigid Rohloff bike in the winter and a geared hardtail in the summer. I commute off road all year round so I want something that needs as little maintenance as the rigid bike but with a bit of suspension for longer rides.Posted 5 years agojota180Member
Obviously you’re not married. Or you are, and your wife is a saint.
well, my wife is a saint but that has nothing to do with what bikes I may or may not have
as long as they’re affordable, why would she have any interest at all?
5 ish push bikes and 4 motorbikes here 🙂Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
If you were only allowed one bike
I would either have a 456 with 140 forks
or a FS [ orange 5 type] and tolerate it being overkill most of the time
I dont care about your rules I am having a separate road bike as if not i would have to ride rigid off road NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOPosted 5 years ago
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