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  • What’s your dream FS bike ?
  • weeksy
    Full Member

    The Hope 916 not getting that much love made me think…

    Well, if it’s not the Hope, then what is it the you want/desire ?

    I’m not really a bike nerd, so i usually end up with whatever sort of suits but is also on sale… .hence my current Trek EX9.8

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Dunno, but after a series of duff purchases because stuff was on sale my missus told me in no uncertain terms to go and buy the bike I want rather than whatever I can find cheap.

    So I got an Occam M10, and love it.

    stanley
    Full Member

    It’s in the garage… my 2021 Tallboy 🙂 I suppose I’d like to have upgraded a few parts if the dream allowed.
    So glad I bought it last year. The 2023 bike is +£2k for the same spec.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    The next one.

    It’ll probably have ‘Atherton’ written on the down tube.

    But not for a couple of years.

    willard
    Full Member

    A couple of years ago I would have immediately said “Bronson”. Actually, that was the first thing that went across my mind when I read the OP. Then my head kicked in and reminded me that I have a Stumpy and that’s very good at what I need.

    Still Bronson though.

    razorrazoo
    Full Member

    I’d love a collection of FS bikes for different applications, however I’ll just pick one.  I’m already lucky enough to own a Megatower V2 which I love (OK, only S spec, so it would be nice to have it pimped out with top spec suspension, wheels and AXS) so I’d go a top end light ‘downcountry’ bike like a Transition Spur with all the nice kit on it.  I also love the look of the Atherton bikes.

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    A Geometron G1*

    *Pending a test ride day to confirm

    If there was a bike to never have to upgrade from, that’d be it. Unless they release a high pivot version in like, 5 years time.

    ads678
    Full Member

    Personally I love the Hope bikes. I’m not that bothered about ‘buying british’ but something about them being hand made just down the road is cool.

    Whatever my dream bike is, it’d be something like that. Wouldn’t say Trek, Giant, or Specialized on the down tube….

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    Does the dream bike come with dream skills and a dream home/lifestyle?

    A big travel monster may be the bike of my dreams (and there are a few on that list, including the Hope) but the reality of it being ridden round the south of england with me on top of it means I’d rather have a fun little trail bike.

    HobNob
    Free Member

    I don’t have a ‘dream’ bike, because one bike for the variances of riding I do doesn’t really exist & it would always be a compromise.

    My Spur is probably the most fancy one, recently swapped back to a Raaw Madonna for big bike/race duties after getting very fed up of fixing my Dreadnought & have a Sentinel carbon as a middle bike. Kenevo SL for ebike duties, which will likely go when I can get hold of the new Transition Relay.

    It certainly ku wouldn’t be a Hope bike (or any Hope kit).

    TheFlyingOx
    Full Member

    It’s apparently getting delivered today, after a seemingly torturous route from Colorado to Dundee, back to Philadelphia and then Castle Donington.

    Canfield Tilt in raw aluminium finish, getting built up with all the stuff off my broken Banshee.

    P20
    Full Member

    I’d happily have another Liteville, but 160mm is overkill for me. The Athertons look fantastic, but again too much bike for me. Occam just looks right.
    Probably a tall boy. I’ve admired the Santa Cruz 5010/Tall boy for sometime. The lack of Shimano builds and the price being the main sticking points!

    A modern version of the Yeti ASR5c in 29 flavour would be brilliant

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Dream bike. That’s not even something that I think about these days, mostly because I’m poor and old.

    But if I was pressed, I’d go for an S-Works Kinevo SL with:
    – Custom helitaped
    – AXS gears and dropper,
    – Hope hubs and carbon rimmed wheels,
    – Custom tuned Ohlins forks and shock
    – Burgtec finishing kit

    I think I’d also get it custom sprayed as the stock black is a bit dull. Or I could maybe get some custom decals to add a bit of colour. Mint green or sunset yellow would be nice. All the other components would be black.

    DaveyBoyWonder
    Free Member

    Probably for what I want/need, my Five Evo is all the bike I want. Looks ace, lightweight, decent kit, long, slack but mega fast.

    Lottery win would see one of these in the garage though (if I could find one):
    brooky

    chestrockwell
    Full Member

    One of the Hope’s for me.

    bjhedley
    Full Member

    Hmm, well if we’re going ‘dream bike’, that means it doesn’t have to exist yet. So I want something that is as light and fast and pedals as well on the flat/up-hill as a XC bike, but descends with the stability and plushness of a trail bike.

    Closest at the moment, probably a Blur TR, Reactor ST, Tallboy or Spur.

    nickc
    Full Member

    My Spesh Enduro?

    Next “want” is SC Hightower. Might be a few years away though.

    momo
    Full Member

    I’ve quite a few at the minute, the HB916 is high on the list, as is the Deviate Claymore

    but the Ra .12 ooft it’s a stunner to my eyes

    Ra .12

    I’d really like a Carbon Wasp Truffle too

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    That’s a real click-bait headline on the other thread, so well done on directing some of the responses onto a different one.

    Perfect FS would depend on the route/terrain/purpose. I don’t ride anything too gnarly so 150mm travel is wasted on me. Something for bike parks (Red grade), something like a Spearfish for long, off-road bikepacking trips and maybe a Cannondale Topstone Lefty for gravel.

    leegee
    Full Member

    After a few weeks in Austria & Italy this summer drolling over Last Bikes, a Cinto or Tarvo would be lovely.

    Saw a lot of Raaw’s too, all with very happy owners.

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    It’s funny that I’ve never owned a Specialized because they’re so common but when you’re looking at a bike with a motor, better to go with one of the big boys for warranty.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    I sort of want to go back to the kind of light, short travel thing I used to have. Probably more what’s categorised as downcountry these days, unfortunately.
    So it’d be a Rocky Mountain Element Carbon 90
    Though, I do like the Trek Slash. That’d be for BPW days 🙂

    Yak
    Full Member

    No actual dream bike. I am old enough to know that I am the weak link, so ££££s on a bike won’t really make a difference.

    Having said that, I would love a mega demo day/week/whatever where I would see what all the fuss was about regarding:

    Atherton am150
    Starling Murmur
    One of those high pivot ones- maybe the Highlander 150?

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    @daveyboywonder check out Tora Cycles, you may appreciate what they get up to.

    Actofive have my attention too. And Contra.

    andybrad
    Full Member

    one thats had some thought into its design.

    Its the little things, like bolts and cable routing that set a bike apart for me. Ive no doubt that any bike will far outclass my skillset so i just like things to be nice.

    ill be honest and say that since buying my stumpy the only thing that would make me swap is a better colour. i would have a liteville again if they have sorted out that god awful cable routing through he chainstay.

    i have previously lusted after a Stanton, cotic and starling but tbh the quality of them isnt up there with the big manufacturers imo. just little bits that let them down for me.

    I like the hope but the high pivot i can just imagine getting full up with mud

    raleighimpact
    Full Member

    Something from either Cotic, Stanton or Starling, dripping with Hope stuff.

    Plus a house and (well paying) job in an area with more hills and quiet by-ways than central cheshire.

    Oh, and bike skills

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    This one is a bit left field but would be a bike that I’ve always been curious about.

    I’d like to have a top of the range Brompton. As light as possible.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    I don’t believe in “dream bikes”, but I wanted a Starling Murmur so that’s what I’ve got.

    If you gave me a blank cheque I might be interested in a Deviate Claymore as a big bike, but I’m not sure I’d give up my Orange Stage 4 as my short-travel bike. It’s perfect for me.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    I’d like to have a top of the range Brompton. As light as possible.

    You dream of commuting?

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Swarf 155
    Beautiful bike, made in the correct material.
    Never going to happen as he’s stopped making them.

    a11y
    Full Member

    A Geometron G1*

    Same here – I think.

    Bought a used G15 last year blind without a test ride as I was curious about the LLS extremes. It was a gamble but I saw it as a cheap(er) way of trying it out. It’s blown me away and I’m deliberately NOT test-riding a G1 as my wallet can’t handle it! Saying that, I marginally prefer my Nicolai Saturn 14, it’s sort of like a mini-Geometron (not unexpected). Horses for courses, I rode my G15 last night on local trails I ordinarily ride on my Nicolai and it was fun in a different way: pick a vague line rather than a more precise line and hold on.

    However, I’d not buy without testing a Deviate Claymore and Highlander. They’re 30mins along the road from me and I’ve bounced around on a mate’s too-small-for-me Highlander already and liked the feel of the rear suspension, but deliberately not doing a test ride to preserve the wallet.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    deliberately not doing a test ride to preserve the wallet

    Haha, this is partly why I’ve still never ridden an eeb.

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Top of the range Trek Super Caliber would also be nice. In this dream scenario, someone else is footing the bill right?

    I’d want it to be road bike light, as light as you could go. In high gloss black with matte black decals and all black components.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    My dream bike now belongs to some anonymous scally in Sheffield.

    I don’t really lust over bikes anymore, they just need to be the right tool for the job. When the time is right I’ll be test riding a Geometron G1 and a Hope HB.916.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    I have my ‘current’ dream bike, 2022 Mega 290 Carbon Elite:

    And my previous dream bike, custom 2017 Mega:

    But, on my ‘list’ for future dream bike are:
    Hope HB.196
    Atherton AM150

    But in reality I can’t see me spending nearly £7k on a bike for a long time – I’m lucky enough to have won my 2022 Mega.

    dc1988
    Full Member

    Having had an expensive bike, I now lust more about a bike that performs well rather than getting too excited about specific high end parts.

    I dream of a single pivot, steel full sus. Probably a Starling. I wouldn’t choose all the fanciest parts even if I could afford it. Nothing above XT gearing and some DT aluminium wheels. Though some Trickstuff brakes definitely appeal…..

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    However, I’d not buy without testing a Deviate Claymore and Highlander. They’re 30mins along the road from me and I’ve bounced around on a mate’s too-small-for-me Highlander already and liked the feel of the rear suspension, but deliberately not doing a test ride to preserve the wallet.

    I’ll be honest the Claymore is very tempting, but one big factor is still pushing me towards the G1…

    one thats had some thought into its design.

    Its the little things, like bolts and cable routing that set a bike apart for me. Ive no doubt that any bike will far outclass my skillset so i just like things to be nice.

    And it’s this. I love the little things that make the G1 a ‘forever’ frame like all the threads in the frame are replaceable, so if you cross thread something it’s not a big deal. Plus the adaptability with the mutators and travel options, and it’ll take a DC fork if required, and 27.5 or 29 wheels or a combination, well… You get the idea.

    And then in 4 years time when the frame is all scuffed to hell you can send it back to Geometron/Nicolai and have it refurbished and repainted any colour you want!

    If the G1 was a high pivot bike that’d be the cherry on top.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Having had an expensive bike, I now lust more about a bike that performs well rather than getting too excited about specific high end parts.

    This is exactly it. Some stuff isn’t worth stretching the budget for. I’ll spend money on suspension, brakes, tyres etc. Drivetrain needs to be solid and reliable and most mid range stuff is perfect for the job.

    And it’s this. I love the little things that make the G1 a ‘forever’ frame

    I had my G16 for over 4 years which is about 4 times longer than I’ve ever kept anything else. I was quite happy to do another 4 years on it but it was cut short.

    cookeaa
    Full Member

    If we’re wish-listing, my mind tends to drift to DH bikes, even though I have no need for one anymore.

    So my “Dream” bouncer Doesn’t exist, and probably never could; It would A Lahar M9 but obviously a modern day version with 29″ wheels and bin the integrated Rohloff for a Di2 Alfine or something, Don’t know why but that stupid bike from a one man outfit, that went bust and pissed off lots of people 20 odd years ago, just appeals to me. It would be an utterly pointless exercise in assembling a stupid blingy, rare DH bike that barely gets ridden and then probably put on display…

    A more obtainable, practicable DH toy would be a SS Starling Sturn, with Dorados Just because jack shafts, simplicity and USD forks makes me smile…

    Realistically though a Trail bike of some flavour is what I actually would want/need but there’s just so bloody many of those about that I know I’d end up with a (money no object build) new Carbon Stumpy (instead of the old Alu stumpy I currently own) but that’s not very exciting is it. So a Starling Murmur Trail would at least be a more interesting choice.

    I suppose I should Buy a starling perhaps, I seem to be strangely drawn to them, one day… when I’m richer.

    lawman91
    Full Member

    Definitely my Spur with a few changes
    Spur
    Full XX1 AXS and Reverb AXS, along with some stupid light wheels (hopefully Hunt’s new Proven XC wheels are as good as they look) and I’ll be more than content. It’s bloody awesome!

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