is it still possible to have one bike for everything?

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  • Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    commuting, playing, trails etc and what would it be, a HT, FS?

    i’ve got 4, but what if i only had one from
    1xFS
    1xHT
    1xRoadbike
    1XHTSS

    can it be done?

    MattF
    Member

    Course it is.

    HT: Chameleon
    FS: Prophet

    or have one of each, a singlespeed, a road bike, a downhill bike, a BMX, 4 different inbreds, a cotic, an alpine and another chameleon just incase you fancy a change one day.

    theboatman
    Member

    Depends how much money you have.

    redthunder
    Member

    Spesh Stumpy HT
    Spesh Stumpy FSR

    and if I had to only have one… it would be HT

    mrmo
    Member

    It isn’t possible to have one bike do everything that is possible to do on a bike. It is possible to get by with one bike but you have to accept the compromise that it involves.

    The most reasonable compromise is a Hard-Tail, slicks for the road, knobblies off.

    pantsonfire
    Member

    I only have one bike a Scandal H/T but I have two sets of wheels one with road tyres on and one with knobblies.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    DaveGr
    Member

    You’ve seen them……you want one……tricycle 😉

    Bippa
    Member

    no it’s not

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Recently got shot of all my off road bikes (Hummer, Nicolai Helius, and Inbred SS) and got me-self a Chameleon. Should’ve done it before. The only thing I get next is a “filthy” conditions SS.

    Stiff Hardtails with a long travel fork is the way forward

    rusty trowel
    Member

    Not possible for my riding.

    road bike
    ht mtb
    race bmx

    All do a different job.

    pullfaces
    Member

    You did say everything, so no it’s not.
    The UCI wouldn’t let me take my road bike, let alone mtb on to the velodrome for track racing. But I wouldn’t want someone in amongst us with brakes so would complain myself.

    ht mtb (fs in pipeline)
    2 x road bike (winter/training one and summer/race one)
    2 x track bike (old one on turbo trainer and spare in case of crash damage to regular one)
    plodding bike – for shops etc

    Six, coming on seven.
    I could narrow it to three but why? They’re paid for now.

    mieszko
    Member

    I used to have one, but decided that to keep the costs down I need a road bike.

    Replacing used parts on my HT for the same level ones would probably cost more than my road bike, and drivetrain on a road bike lasts way longer.

    Used to cycle everywhere instead of taking a bus (before strating uni) so basically my road bike paid for itself after a year and than started to earn me money for saving on bus passes.

    Currently have two bikes:
    XC HT for offroad fun
    Road/Commuter bike for everything else

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