- Love at first ride
C’dale Prophet, it’s what I should have bought 8 years ago when I bought my one & only brand new bike, but it didn’t come out until the year after.. I eventually got one 2 & a bit years ago. Regularly still watch them go on ebay, thinking I should buy a spare (jobless & skint though)Posted 6 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
So, what bikes have you ridden and instantly thought, “Yes. This is perfect!”?
For me, a works Giant NRS and a Whyte 19ti. Both just instantly felt perfect. Bought myself a NRS and still love it after all these years! Pondering building on a Whyte Ti frame at the moment.Posted 6 years agobolMember
My Litespeed Occoee. I can remember the moment I gave it some for the first time, and actually whooped out loud. Strangely, after a couple of months I’d gone off it. The first time I rode a Soda I wasn’t as struck, but I think it was just the way it was set up. Can’t get enough of mine now though.Posted 6 years agoBarney_McGrewMember
My current bike, the Bionicon Golden Willow.Posted 6 years ago
Thought I’d give it a try whilst at a demo day so as to have a play with that button thing. Next thing I knew, I was grinning from ear to ear and getting my wallet out.
Unfortunately / fortunately (depending on point of view) I’ve been unable to find another bike that I’ve thought the same about.JonEdwardsMember
Along with quite a few others – my Soul, and then funny old world my Soda.
All the other bikes I’ve had do some things fantastically well, but are kinda average in other places. Those 2? Just lovely.
Oh, and thinking about it – my SC Roadster too. Bought on a whim, built with a bunch of (bling) second hand bits. I remeber the shake down ride whizzing down through Brixton to go and buy coffee and scaring the living shite out of myself – it was SOOO effortlessly fast.Posted 6 years agoTaffMember
My brother in laws Giant anthem X1, his Giant Anthem 29er and his Basso Astra… erm I like most of his bikes actually, they are a lot nicer than mine. When he says have a go he also has a job catching back up with me so we can swap back. I quite like other peoples bikes especiall if they’re reasonably expensive and run super sweet!Posted 6 years agoBreganteSubscriber
My Genesis Croix De Fer. Could have been made to measure for me. Bizarrely when it comes to MTB’s the one bike that felt perfect was the bike I didn’t buy- I demo’ed a Heckler in 2008 and it felt superb but I had my head turned by a cracking deal on an Enduro. Which after a lot of fettling, now feels pretty close to perfect.Posted 6 years agogeoffjSubscriber
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Jones Spaceframe. First ride was a borrow for 4-5 hours and it took much of that ride to adjust to it, but once it clicked, well I haven’t been able to look at other bikes in the same way since.
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EvansPinnacle branded space frame then? 😉_tom_Member
Maybe not first ride as it was the first time I’d ever used a proper FS bike, but the Bullit I have just feels right, despite having “steep” angles compared to other downhill/freeridey bikes. It’s not sluggish or wallowy like I’d expected a fs to be and hasn’t really felt much out of its depth yet apart from some particularly rooty and techy double black runs where more travel may have been helpful. It even climbs well if you use a tie-down strap to shorten the fork.Posted 6 years ago
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