What 2 MTBs would you have?
Probably a 29er fastish XC kinda HT and a 140-150ish AM trail bike (erring on the gnarly XC side of things, since I’d want/need to ride it uphill too, rather than mega hardcore uplift only).
Solaris+Rocket or something along those lines.
Oh and a road bike. Also wanting to trim my 4 bikes down to HT, FS and Road.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
I wonder how much that pipedream weighs, ir_bandito?
Weight (kg): 11.3 (24.8lbs)Posted 4 years agomattjgSubscriber
Currently have lightweight SS 29er HT and a trailsy geared 29er HT.
I’m trying to decide if I “need” a FS – certainly for my local riding I don’t. My plan is to take the trailsy HT next time I go to Wales or somewhere rocky, and see how I get on. If the answer is ‘OK’ then I’m done.
If I went on a trip where an FS is an “absolute must”, I may try and rent one.Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
I’d always feel shortchanged not having a DH bike for about 3 days a year (and a possible week in the alps) 160mm just doesn’t feel the same as 200.
So I’d say a proper DH bike and a slack 4-5″ 20-25 pound trail bike.
Annoyingly that’s what I used to have before I consolidated to a 160mm do everything compromise.
Oh and that Nicolai looks great – what is it?Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Fast 29er for XC racing but also suitable for bikepacking and long distance, and an Alpine 160.
Pretty much the same for me, Salsa Mamasita (like my el mariachi, but lighter), and probably a ~130mm bike, I like my Pitch, but it’s a hefty beast, I’d rather something closer to the C’dale Prophet, but with 650 wheels as I like 29ers so much but don’t think they’d fit too well.
650b, 130mm travel, slack, sub 6lb frame anywhere?Posted 4 years agodohMember
i have a disk braked cx bike that gets used on the road and sensible off road with a bit of touring/bikepacking thrown in.
also have on one fatty with a spare set of 29er wheels that is used for general bombing about in the woods and bikepacking.
two bikes cover most of my riding although anything too rocky can get a bit tricky.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
I was going to say Niner Air 9 carbon with rigid forks and a Rohloff but now the only one with 135mm spacing doesn’t have the EBB. So maybe I’ll save some fantasy money and go for an On One Lurcher. I like having a bike to ride all year round every day in the worst conditions that’s always ready to go without needing very much doing to it. That role is currently fulfilled by a steel framed 69er but it would be nice to have something lighter.
Second bike would probably actually be my Croix de Fer with a few upgrades to make it lighter.
So the hardtail would have to be the one to go.Posted 4 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Would be happy with the two I have (cove GSpot running bombers and a 29″ 100mm/120mm Al Orbea Occam. But in the spirit of not saying what I own. A Nicola Ion 16 with bombers and Mavic Sx 650bs and a Devinci Atlas Carbon 29er. The GSpot and Occam are perfect though. GSpot for big days and I can hang with the fast DH guys on it, especially with the new Bomber forks. The Occam is light and fast and I can hang with the fast XCers on the ups and the fast enduro guys on most of the downs.Posted 4 years ago
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