Who here has only one bike?
I only had one bike up until April or thereabouts….my old Stumpjumper FSR (2001). It was fine for most UK stuff, although I wasn’t very confident descending on it for steeper, particularly rocky stuff.
I replaced it with a new Stumpjumper FSR which is much better for everything. I took the bits off the old bike & put them on an Inbred frame. I now use this for all my on road stuff (as well as riding it instead of the Stumpy) and have a 2nd set of wheels for road duties.Posted 7 years ago
It’s much better having two bikes as I can get my spanners out with no fear of messing things up and being bike-less!timmysSubscriber
I only have one bike, a Zesty, so it’s not really an all-rounder by any description. It is my dream bike for the riding I enjoy most though hence why i have it. Probably makes even less sense when I tell you I live in London.
Next year I do want to add one of those Genesis Day One Alfine cross bikes as I reckon that will be great to cover all the things that a 140mm full squidge bike doesn’t (road, commuting, off road pottling).Posted 7 years agodavidtaylforthMember
I have one mountain bike, its a cotic single speed. Its alrite for all the stuff I do, if I put the seatpost up I can ride xc (thats what I did today), put the seat down and its good for some dirt jumps or I can put some big tires on it and long forks and take it to the alps to ride downhill.
Cant really justify having more than one mtb, today was the first time ive ridden it since I got back from France in august.Posted 7 years agosharkiMember
SS’d on one 456. 130mm forks.
For most my group rides i’ve waited at the top of climbs and the bottom of descents. Nothing to do with the bike though, it’s about the effort i put into riding the way i like to. And for all dayers, if i’m fit, that not a problem either(only ridden all day on the quantocks,exmoor, dartmoor and trail centres) i’d not be able to do peaks, lakes or big mountain riding.
For you though, you choice will come down to your preference of climbing or descending. The top fuel and Anthem will do both very well in a skittish manner.Posted 7 years agovinnyehSubscriber
Only one mountain bike now- the Mojo. Sold the others to force myself to use it all the time, rather than have it as ‘Sunday best’ so to speak.Posted 7 years ago
Still got my old cross bike though- but even that doubles up- set of wheels with road tires on at the moment, another set for offroad, and another rear for the turbo.thisisnotaspoonMember
And what is it?
For a while I only had 1 bike, a 5″ hardcore hardtail. Worked fine, but was a bit “jack of all trades, master of none”. Couldn’t keep up with the Xc bikes on the climbs or the full susers on the decents and would leave me battered on all day rides. But would work out OK at everything.
Now I’m thinking of selling all my various bikes and getting an XC full susrer, either a trek top fuel 8 or a giant anthem x4. Now neither will be as burly as the current main bike (still a 5″ hardtail), but the stuff i bought that for doesnt exist south of the pennines……Posted 7 years agomoomanMember
Sometimes I think of downsizing to just the one bike..
Just impossible to decide if its the HT or bouncer that goes??
I have ridden the mbop for the last couple months, and was once again thinking of selling the full-suss.
Then had a day on the full suss today, and now kinda persuaded to sell the HT??
Best option seems to keep both..Posted 7 years ago
realman.. were you riding with a couple other blokes down Woodbury way today..? One of the trio had an horrifically gawdy red jersey.. I thought it might be you..?
Today? We rode Woodbury on Saturday on road, Haldon off road on Friday, and I’m not quite sure where we went today (on road though), so could’ve been.
More so if you were referring to this sexy number..
And almost definitely if I was on a black and red ribble, putting out 500W on the front. 😉
What were you riding?Posted 7 years ago
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