Show us your super bike (MTB)
Womp, I looked past the cable management in an effort to maximise their excellent customer care, I know you shouldn’t have to but they do look after you, a bit like Hope, all Hope on my bright yellow nomad the black on yellow does look 8)Posted 4 years ago
It’s got XT cranks, shifters and rear mech so I can’t add pictures as its not a superbike,discoduckMember
Don’t be a cock ! Snap out of your self styled status of Forum god and remember its about riding bikes not belittling people on the Internet with your superior holier than thou attitude, I don’t think it was snide ? I don’t remember telling any one I was awesome and I think I can remember mentioning something about buying expensive bikes as some one was asking the question ?
Without going into painful detail and as demonstrated a week after that post I made, a guy with a £4K cube was told he didn’t have a warranty claim 4 weeks into ownership and a few rides in ?
My theory was and still is buy cheap buy twice, I do spend a lot of money on bikes but 3 years into owning a Santa Cruz I had a frame warrantied and got a brand new frame, that’s what I pay, service and after care,
Please add the post in a link below of what i actually said so we can all see your skills as a forum elite MTB’er you can add bits in bold to your express your dissatisfaction and also add speech marks exclamation marks and more superior wit and humour,
I bow to excellence and self styled moderation !Posted 4 years ago
Maybe this childish bickering goes hand in hand with owning a ‘superbike’
Nah, just with being on STW 😉
Please add the post in a link below of what i actually said
Ok. Taken from here. You said (in reference to LBSs):
at the end of the day if the likes of me don’t spend 5 grand on bikes and hundreds on kit they would struggle to employ the staff and maintain a healthy business.
and, despite not a single comment even insuinuating anything to the contrary you then said:
I appologise if spending £5K on a bike is beyond your reasoning
You were about the only one on that thread who felt the need to boast about what you’ve spent (and that really is all it is), so the fact you’re now saying your bike isn’t worth of this thread amuses me. That’s all.
Is forum elite akin to Big Hitter (TM)? Have I made it now?!
Anyway, back OT… Yeti looks excellent, needs a Kashima dropper though, for consistency!Posted 4 years ago
I don’t think that XT stops a bike being a super bike TBH! If its all based upon cost a Santa Cruz carbon bike (any of them!) =2.6k, fox fork 900, Dropper 300, Enve wheels=1800 plus bars stems finish kit and full XT is well over the original 5k “super bike” limit!Posted 4 years ago
njee20 – Member
The stipulated threshold was £4500. So which is more ‘super’ – an XTR equipped Canyon or an XT equipped SC, assuming the same cost?
Touché Sir! The boutique factor can and does blur things some what, but both are still a lush bit of kit so a score draw! 😈Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
Rickmeister – I wasn’t aware these bike were meant to be ridden!Posted 4 years ago
Need a a 30t chainring as I climb a lot of steep mountains here (typically 350-450mtr plus) to actually get to the trails, so far it seems OK on the flat bits as well.
The gearing is close to that of my old 2×10 setup, and even without the low granny gear the difference did not seem that noticeable on my test ride this weekend (the deathly silence was noticeable though).selwobMember
Interesting thought does brand perception add value ? I’d agree with Wookster thoughts TBH and seeing as the does it add performance question is so subjective I never even considered it when making my original post.
When I plucked the £4500 price I was probabilly wrong to do so and was thinking that’s the price of the better value superbikes eg. Canyons dripping with Carbon, XTR, Kaskima ect (which I see are now only £4000)
So does XT belong on a superbike ? In my mind no that was not my intention when originally posting, I was thinking of top spec silly builds really.
Just had a look at an XTR Kashima tallboy £6200!!Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
Dirtyrider’s Scalpel is probably my favourite here. “Proper” superbike in that aswell as it being damn expensive and light, you are highly unlikely to ever see anything else the same.
My all time favourite is here. Again, another “proper” superbike 😀
A superbike in my eyes is a no expense spared machine with lots or personal and unique touches you are unlikely to see anywhere else. A £6000 S-Works/ Santa Cruz/ whatever is still not a superbike in my eyes if anyone else can buy one off the shelf. I’ll never own a superbike so am probably just jealous.
There are alot of bikes that clearly have a lot of thought put in to them speccing interesting and unique mixes of components and these are closer to superbikes as far as I see it than a bike that is “just” expensive. Some cracking bikes in this thread! 😀Posted 4 years ago
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