Most common mtb seen in your local area??
Simon – Member
On our ride last night we had a Prophet, Five, Stumpy FSR, Intense 5.5, 456 Summer Season, NP Mega, Trance and Camber.
Our motley (and pretty sweaty) crew last night was a BFe, a Rocky Mountain Slayer, a Meta, a Dawg, a Giant FS thing, a LaPierre of some sort and a Whyte hardtail.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
fairly even but Rocky Mountain is peaking a bit – my mate has sold a lot this year. After that it’s the masses of Spec/Giant with Trek and Avanti thrown in there. SC is more common down hobart way but still a few about.
I have not seen an orange 5 in 18 months now.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Mostly BSOs and rebadged generic Taiwanese produce.
For “proper” MTBs, a few Canyons, then mostly Spesh.
From the forums, but I’ve only spotted 3 so far… Cotic (Seems to be some kind of Cotic following in Germany, and most/many on the forums seem to be around here)Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
We have one of them there specialized concept stores near us, and unsurprisingly there are loads of specialized in xc places. I once encountered a group of 8 riders in my local woods, all of whom were on different and varying-spec but current-or-previous year specialized. Group road rides start at my local b&q, and when i was there the other day, a group of 20 roadies set off, I counted 11 specialized amongst them. 😯
Also increasing volumes of mondraker and lapierre on dh trails.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
I think what might be more interesting is what I don’t see.
You’d think that of those popular German brands, you’d see them all the time on the trails in Germany. Seen very few Cubes, no Nicolai, 1 Liteville, the occasional Bergamont or Stevens, Canyon from time to time (but nowhere near as many as you’d expect), never seen a YT ever.
For the local store’s own re-branded bikes, see plenty of road bikes, and HT used as commuters, but never seen one on a trail (except mine which has a different brand name on but is the same frame)Posted 4 years agomattjgSubscriber
I used to think “Surrey Hills Orange 5 middle aged tummy band accountants” was a tired cliché until I rode through Walking Bottom on a recent Sunday morning. And there are a lot of Santa Cruz amongst that demographic as a dealer sprung up to mine that affluent seam a few years ago.
Amongst my riding crew there are a few On Ones and the rest is very varied – Canfield, Singular, Rocky Mountain, Kona, Kinesis, Nukeproof, Niner, Santa Cruz, Trek, one 5 (not ridden by a fat accountant), Lynskey, Yeti, one bloke who build his bikes via Ebay so rarely rides the same rig twice. Nothing dominates and we can mostly build our own bikes so not restricted to what the LBS is hawking.Posted 4 years agorusty trowelMember
Always lots of Treks and Oranges in the Purbecks thanks to Ride Cycleworks locality and the effort Rich and the boys put in organising group rides.
Plenty of Spesh and Cannondale too with Primera being local.
I go past the Dorset Rough Rider guys meet up on my way to running training Wednesdays and there seems to be a fair bit of SS and niche stuff being ridden by some of those lot these days.Posted 4 years ago
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