Which bike would you love a go on?
One of the loony tunes HPV record ‘bents.
This. Also Old Faithful and Boardman’s ’96 superman bike for the ultimate bikes of their time. Would also be interested to have a go in a faired Windcheetah (preferably Wilko’s LEJoG one) and a lowracer for something a bit more practical than the HPV record ones, which are really single purpose and not rideable on ordinary roads. You might get a theme here.
Not really that interested in riding a current pro TT or road bike as I doubt they’d feel all that different to what I have (well I suppose a pro road bike meeting UCI regs might feel a bit heavy!) Neither is there any point in riding a pro DH bike as my skills aren’t up to doing it justice.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
A while with a good flatland bike, some tunes and a covered carpark. I’d be rubbish, always was, but it’s fascinating. Good flatlanders are the most amazing riders to watch.
Until recently a fat bike – was a bit underwhelmed tho. Would still like to ride one on some good xc ski trails rather than normal bike trails.Posted 4 years agoCoyoteSubscriber
Kona Operator on the North Shore / Whistler.
Rode lots of Stinkys over there and a few others. Always came back to the Stinky though, loved ’em. Last time I was over the Operator had just come out. I only had a week so stuck with what I knew. Damn! Wish I’d done the Operator.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
You’ve an open invitation to try mine in the Aviemore area once we get some snow.
Woohoo ) been meaning to get up there for ages, a good loop would be great. Maybe bringing a borrowed bike to extend the trip? Ta..
I’ll pay that fwd by saying there’s a Jones bike here if anyone in the Herts/MK/Aston Hill area is after a try-out, just PM me. Promise to keep my mouth shut about it for the duration.Posted 4 years agobillytinkleMember
There are plenty of bikes I’d love to have a go on! All in their native environments and in no particular order…
A low and lean recumbent trike
A top end ‘silly light’ road bike
A Grace ebike
A fat bike
An old board track racer
A gravity bike
A motor paced bike
I think they’d all be a lot of fun in their own ways 😀Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
Santa Cruz Bronson over a variety of different trails to see if it could really be a “quiver killer” bike. They certainly look awesome. Plus I’ve never tried anything other than 26″ on a mtb.
Banshee Spitfire again for similar reasons to the Bronson but with the familiarity of normal size wheels.
Wouldn’t mind a shot on a Surly Krampus to see what that’s like.Posted 4 years ago
Suspect us mortals would find any pro’s DH bike impossibly oversprung
Yeah I think most of us would have more fun and be faster on a production DH bike.
It’d still be cool to try one out though, hopefully Aaron Gwin will pop up on here and offer someone a go on a Demo which is a bit short for him.
+1 for a recumbent as wellPosted 4 years ago
Judging by these lists I’ve been a pretty lucky boy, but I would like a crack on a proper DH bike, though I doubt I’d do it justice…
Rode this in TransProvence race and didn’t die..photo by Michiel Rotgans for a Dutch Mag article cos they thought I was crazy…probably not wrong in hindsight..
Ran a Fatbike for a while. I preferred my half fat Jones tbh, but it was great in the snow.
Ran a 26″ carbon Enduro, which was nice..
As an alternative to the Spesh Enduro 29, oft mentioned here i was privileged to design this with Nicolai. it’s fantastic and is now a production bike called the Ion15. Mine is a bit slacker than production, not much, but its designed to pedal and climb well but with serious gravity capability, 150mm both ends and. 28lb in this build. Pics are at Nicolai’s factory.Posted 4 years agobungalisticSubscriber
Hoping to get back MTBing soon though, watch this space
Good stuff let me know and i’ll pop down for a ride on your local trails
I might be wrong, but I think there’s been no mention of 650b bikes so far?
Already tried a Bronson, someone did mention a turner burner which come in 650b flavour as wellPosted 4 years ago
Chapaking I get up North for rides every now and then…not to be scared of with the Nic, I’m not precious, its a bike, for riding 🙂 people were always surprised when I offered rides on my Jones, why not spread the love, partof what I like about mountain biking..
I’m 650b curious but most are the same length and taller with less BB drop than my Nic, but like I say…I’m curious..maybe the SC bikes since the hype is soooo huge, not everyone can be wrong..but most are a bit steep HA for me..I come from the French school….long, low, slack as!Posted 4 years ago
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