- Second Bike in Morzine
Right guys and gals,
If all goes well and I am a Summer seasonaire this year in Morzine what second bike should I take?
Main bike will be a Cove G-Spot.
Choices for the second bike are;
I'm leaning towards either the Stiffee or the Handjob. It's primary function will be for 'guest' use. But clearly if the Spot fails then I'll be using it.
So what are the STW thoughts?Posted 10 years ago
Road bike.Posted 10 years ago
yep – road bike. I borrowed one for an afternoon out there and it was really good. The climb from Morzine to Avoriaz really tested me and it was a hell of a lot more frightening coming back down than doing the Pleney run on the big bike…Posted 10 years ago
The ride up from Morzine is long but its not exactly hard, it is flat as anything. I did it no bother on an Orange PatriotPosted 10 years ago
Yup, got to be a road bike, there's Col de Joux Plane and as previously mentioned Avoriaz both excellent test of the legs..Posted 10 years ago
Hustler or Stiffee for Guest use as both would cope well with trails, only downside is shock and forks on the Hustler might not suit the weight of the guest and there is more wear and tear items.Posted 10 years ago
waste of time taking a hardtail, i took one a few years back and barely used it compared to my patriot, so like the others say, for something different take a road bikePosted 10 years ago
Geda – which route? the road from morzine to the bottom of the lift up to Avoriaz or the road which takes you past
Posted 10 years ago
It's not that I want to take something different as any guest will likely be mountain biking too.
Hhmmm, hadn't thought of a Road bike. Got space for three bikes so may take a third. Or just hire one for the day.Posted 10 years ago
Take a downhill bike. Something decent like a 224 with Fox 40's.Posted 10 years ago
Although it depends how well you ride. Worked with a guide there about 5 years back road an MsIsle all season and could whip guests on Demos down the DH runs.
I'd worry about the Handjob surviving the season.
Borrow / hire a road bike if the urge takes you.Posted 10 years ago
G-Spot as main bike?! Personally I'd have a proper DH bike like a Giant Glory, Sunday, Socom etc to enjoy the DH trails, then a beefy Stiffee or 5" trial bike with strong wheels and tres to do the long days out.Posted 10 years ago
Cove Shocker?Posted 10 years ago
I'm just wishing that I was in your position. I'll be marking exercise books instead of doing the right thing, having fun on the bike.Posted 10 years ago
Took the Shocker last year but other than a practice run of the Mega and a day out in Pila I didn't use it. I took the Hustler instead.
I rode a Stiffee the first time I went and felt completely battered by the end of the week.
I'm leaning towards either the Stiffee or the Hustler.Posted 10 years ago
I guess the Alps just isn't downhill bike territory.Posted 10 years ago
The majority of the time I want to be doing the kind of singletrack / trails that Lionel took us on last year rather than the pounding the Plenney all the time.
May squeeze a stripped down Shocker into the luggage but that isn't going to help or be an option for the 'Guest' bike.
Forge197 – suspension on both Hustler and Stiffee can be tuned to provide suitable plushness for potential Guests.Posted 10 years ago
g-spot wont fail… ur a cove fan?Posted 10 years ago
i have a inbred atm…i rekon id happily do the mega on it…but without full sus ur body just might wear out…so as a second bike for yourself i rekon the stiffee…but as a guestbike it wont be as good. and u may tire of riding if the g-spot brakes….which it wont…Posted 10 years ago
Slightly. Hey, they suit me perfectly. I haven't ridden my G-Spot yet as I'm awaiting new chainstays from Canada – the boat has either sank or they're stuck in Customs.
As the geo is almost identical – save a longer rear end on the G-Spot – I'm expecting the G-Spot to ride the same as the Stiffee. Oh, it's running all air too.
I'm leaning towards the Hustler.Posted 10 years ago
i saw sumone downhilling on a hustler yesterday…amazing looking bike…think it had 36's on the front…Posted 10 years ago
I had considered swapping the 36 Talas from the Stiffee onto the Hustler for the Summer.Posted 10 years ago
yep, the descent off the Joux Verte on a road bike (and inherent lack of brakes) knocks spots off most of the pre-prepared off road runs.
Even got a 'Chapeau !' from a Frenchie when I did it…Posted 10 years ago
I rode down the road from Avoiraz on the Stiffee and the High Rollers were very warm by bottom.Posted 10 years ago
fox's dont like dust…maybe the do if u keep them well lubricated tho…Posted 10 years ago
mk1fan – hustler it just makes most sense.Posted 10 years ago
How about a 2nd G-Spot for the guest and then there's no bickering over who's got the best bike. Or get the fekker to rent a bike.Posted 10 years ago
You're right. It would be better to offer my guests the best skills compensator.Posted 10 years ago
mk1fan – Member
"It would be better to offer my guests the best skills compensator."
Oh I see, so this is a recommendation for something other than the Cove's mentioned 😉Posted 10 years ago
Still not found that bike to fill in skills void forge197?
On a different note I've e-mailed Lionel to book our day trip to Switzerland.Posted 10 years ago
Like your good self there is always room for a skills void filler.
Good News on the day trip.Posted 10 years ago
Roll on Pila.Posted 10 years ago
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