- What would your new bike shortlist be today?
- Jef WachowchowMember
Bought in 2012 = Transition Covert (From 2006 Heckler)
Top of current demo list = 5010 (I imagine a refined and up to date version of my old 2006 Heckler)
As much fun as a the Covert is, and it is a scream, it is just too much bike (if that’s the agreed description) for where I ride. I am glad I went too far so I know where my sweet spot should now lie.
I am getting older too.Posted 3 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
My shortlist was so long, and so dynamic that by the time I typed it out everything would be obsolete. Which is why I’ve never bought anything off the shortlist, since by the time I’ve narrowed it down to 5-6 bikes, they’re all obsolete, and replaced.
And now apparently they all have square wheels:
Liteville 301 26
Canyon – most things 26
Cotic Rocket 26
have all been on the list
Orange 5 has never been on the listPosted 3 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Bike trends have changed dramatically in recent years, particularly the apparent death throes of 26ers in the last year.
With this in mind, what was your last bike-buying shortlist and what would you demo today?
Bandit (this is what I bought)
Now:Posted 3 years ago
Orange 5 (in 650b or 29)
Spesh Camber or Stumpy
Then (in 2010);
Santa Cruz Nomad carbon
Ibis Mojo HD (the one I bought)
Now ( If I was looking to replace the Ibis – But I’m not going to , I’m happy with the Ibis unless it breaks. I dont feel there is anything available which is a significant enough improvement on what I have.)
Santa cruz nomad carbonPosted 3 years ago
Due to the new bikeparks and my increased interest in downhill, I’d keep my LTc (there’s nothing on the market I’d replace it with with the possible exception of the Evil uprising) and get something like a Knolly Chilcotin/old delirium or perhaps even an old Orange Alpine. Coil front and rear, wide rims, massive DH tyres, 1×10…you get the picture.Posted 3 years agowhatnobeerMember
I was looking at the Blur TRa, Orange ST4, Giant Trance, Cotic Rocket. Ended up saving the pennies and sticking with my Norco Fluid LT.
Now looking at a 5010/Bronson, Banshee Rune/Spitfire or maybe a 2015 Giant Reign.
Wanting something a little lighter than my current bike and a bit slacker, but other than that I’m after something pretty similar, maybe a tad more travel. Not fussed about wheel size, I’ll take what ever I can get, be it 26, 650b, or 29.Posted 3 years agoHob NobMember
I’ve got the bike at the top of my short list, which was a Newmad.
Other stuff I considered; a Nicolai Ion 16 650b, Norco Range carbon (but no frame only option)& that was about it.
Stuff I am idly considering would be something like a 5010c to build up super light, just because. I’m also thinking of getting a nicer road bike again, my poverty spec Allez gets quite a lot of use, and would be an ideal winter beater, saving me to have something nice for something other than commuting.Posted 3 years agomaxtorqueMember
More than ever, i’ve come to the conclusion “It ain’t about the bike”!
Most modern MTBs are good, there really aren’t that many bad ones left. Sure, there’s a few shades of gray in their geometery, components and sizing, but largely it’s a matter of deciding your budget, and buying the one you like the look of.
If you forced me to make a choice, i’d probably/possibly/maybe say one of these:
Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Trek Remedy 29, though I’d like to try an Enduro 29 and a BMC Trailfox first. Or a Zumbi F11 if I decided to stay with little wheels
Realistically it’ll be a scabby old Patriot, as I’ve got most of the bits to build a cheapo uplift basher and I need to get my dh bike sold.Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Commencal meta AM 29er
Anything like that
Specialized Epic 29
Any cross bike with a 5800 hydraulic groupset.
Cannondale SuperSix Evo
Specialized Tarmac SL4
Think I’ve finaly realised I enjoy riding round in big circles and rides that take up 2 OS maps, more than I do just going downhill.
Unfortunately I have have an “Enduro Specific” BMI 🙁 at the moment.Posted 3 years ago
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