- Worst bike you have (ever) owned?
On-one inbred. (earlyish one before they got beefed up)Posted 4 years ago
Foolishly drank the STW/on-one kool-aid at a time when conti vertpro’s were supposedly a good tyre. (another myth)
Far too flexy and you could feel it load up and then go the other way round long sweeping corners, quite unnerving at speed.RetrodirectMember
STW may hate this one.
Cotic Roadrat, I bought it because I loved my Soul.
Was incapable of running 26″ wheels like it was advertised, BB ended up WAAAY too low. Super flexy and couldn’t take a rack or any sort of weight on the bike, infact it was borderline too flexy with nothing bolted onto it at all. AND it had an annoying brazeon in the middle of the toptube which kept catching my knee.
I put about 10,000 miles on that bike, and part of me was thankful when it finally broke. Bought a pompino which though cheaper and theoretically similar was a revelation in that it rode how it should.Posted 4 years agospectabilisMember
`01 i-drive . Nasty creaky turd of a frame was convinced that crappy seat tube mount was gonna break..Posted 4 years ago
Wanted rid so bad took a dodgy loan being unemployed at the time , to get a Patriot, which actually another bad move, it wasn’t a bad bike infact the opposite was just the wrong bike.WooksterSubscriber
I’ve loved every bike I’ve had…but the one I loved the idea of but never ever got on with was my IBIS MOJO, dream bike dream build but I just couldn’t get on with. Worst bike Never had one one I didn’t get one with yes.
Saying that any of my mates who rode it loved it it was me that was the issue!Posted 4 years ago
Then theres the Enduro frame that I held off sale for 6 months for you with countless emailed questions from you to eventually receive ‘sorry got a fistfull of army dollars, buying something posh’
Whereas I asked (this) Friday pm if you’d take x amount and Sunday pm I get that ^reply? Sorry I owe you what? I didnt reply.
Boom? Leopard? I buy so much secondhand from here but sometimes I dont get the love back.
Stw is wearing me down. Its like the readership is becoming older and bitterPosted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Never bought/owned a bike that I didn’t like but I test rode a few when I worked at a Lakes bike shop.
Undoubtedly the best was the Cove G-Spot, the absolute worst was an Orange 5.
Hated it’s single pivot suspension and the brake jack – can’t look at an Orange now without remembering that horrendous ride round the Borrowdale Bash route on that heavy piece of shit.
Also test rode a Cannondale 1FG which succeeded in putting me off the idea of SS on MTB for life. Strange cos I really like SS on the road.Posted 4 years agorentonMember
Hora I sent you an email on Friday Night at 21:14 to ask wether or not you still wanted it as you didn’t reply. I actually turned down an offer Saturday as I thought you might respond.
As for the enduro I think I asked twice about it before you wrecked it by stripping all the paint off!Posted 4 years ago
Twice? I stripped the frame after the event when you said you’d changed your mind. It wasnt twice either it was a constant flow of emails over months. You said definitely but not until your back from Afghanistan if I’d wait it was a definite. You emailed fairly frequently back when I emailed/update for assurance or replied to a question from your base.
My last email to you on Friday was ‘would you take £50’. I emailed you nothing/didnt reply again beyond that.
Anyway I normally dont bother. Its the nature of buying/selling.Posted 4 years agokudos100Member
I don’t know about worst, but most unsuitable was my 2011 enduro. Too much bike for trail riding and climbed like a three legged dog (probably due to the crap tune the shock came with)
It came alive on DH tracks, but felt pretty dead on everything else, unless you were caning the hell out of it.Posted 4 years ago
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