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stegger
07-12-2014, 08:47 PM
Seeing there isn't anything in this thread. I thought I would start.
What have you got, why did you go for it, cost or spec ?
I'm after idea's for myself :)

Chris Larner
07-12-2014, 09:02 PM
Giant XTC Zero carbon framed hard tail cross country mountain bike. Because it's light weight and a great spec. Is a few years old now.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/chrislarner/aa037118a01b8d6ffd6ddcc821e48632_zps53147111.jpg

And for my oldest. 4yrs. A Specialised Hotrock. Light and cool.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/chrislarner/6ce07cca97781a6a59ad799bb48dbed0_zps447efbe1.jpg

And A Specialised Hotwalk balance bike for my youngest 2 yrs. because it's really cool.

vrooom
10-12-2014, 03:27 PM
I used to ride this but i had bad back problem, i had to sell this.

Norco DH 2011, very lovely shocks, so smooth over the bumps, on downhill track.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa417/vrooom666/913671_10152804556750612_737639009_o.jpg

Now i am reduced to ride this. I dont suffer from back problem.



Specialized Crossfit disc 2013.
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa417/vrooom666/IMG_20141113_135747.jpg

i bought it from pawn shop for 150. I upgraded the tyres to work in muddy track but rolls fast on tarmac, i run much shorter stem and much wider handlebar. it rides very lovely.
I am currently saving up for other "downhill" bike but not as extreme as my old downhill bike.

AC199
10-12-2014, 09:50 PM
Current steed is a Trek Stache 8. I dont get chance much these days and full sus bikes just dont do it for a larger gent...

http://www.trimesh-guarding.com/uploads/grod.jpg

Pedros20
21-12-2014, 08:05 AM
I bought this in October, it's the perfect all mountain bike. Excellent down hill, fast trails, climbs jumps etc, massive spec too! Rockshock Pike RCT3 up front, Rockshock monarch RCT on the rear 160mm of travel on both single front chain ring, it's a beast! Lol

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr33/pedros20/375A9ACE-D2BE-4929-8061-9B5334307647_zps6ij1etcl.jpg (http://s467.photobucket.com/user/pedros20/media/375A9ACE-D2BE-4929-8061-9B5334307647_zps6ij1etcl.jpg.html)

mattr
21-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Giant XTC Zero carbon framed hard tail cross country mountain bike. Because it's light weight and a great spec. Is a few years old now.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/chrislarner/aa037118a01b8d6ffd6ddcc821e48632_zps53147111.jpgGr eat spec? I can see flats, on a carbon XC bike.:confused:

mattr
21-12-2014, 10:40 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1931538_183202125013_1888765_n.jpg?oh=4c3214513b77 d2ef1faf45d9819134b4&oe=5541CCE0&__gda__=1430605835_2a361add1caa9f1ecc6f4a31b20e22b 4Only thing still fitted is the frame, fork and rear mech. Everything else has been replaced....... and some complain that RC is expensive.....

Chris Larner
21-12-2014, 12:09 PM
The pedals are because I use the bike to pull a trailer with the kids in and my SPDs arnt a safe option with them on the back.

mattr
21-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Good excuse, not heard that one before. ;)
I'm using ATACs on our tow bike.

jimmy
21-02-2015, 01:39 AM
https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/1272287_10151613322271472_1082859206_o.jpg

My trusty Ragley Blue Pig, steel hard tail. :thumbsup:

I did have a Kona Kula before this but I gave it to someone who needed a bike - then he bought a bike and sold the Kona I donated to him. WTF?!? lol.

I also had a Santacruz Super8 downhill bike but again, I hurt my back riding that thing and ended up selling it. The only downhill I ever really did was over walls and jumping down stuff.

sime46
21-02-2015, 09:22 AM
Mine. Orange Five. #lovemefive
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/sime46/28773801-4BA0-4BCF-836E-CB54147C5F50_zpsx5avxpva.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/sime46/media/28773801-4BA0-4BCF-836E-CB54147C5F50_zpsx5avxpva.jpg.html)

stegger
21-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Seeing I started this thread. This is what i'm looking at getting, is the spec good for the money ?

http://www.cyclehouse.co.uk/scott-scale-950-2015-mountain-bike/

Dudders
21-02-2015, 09:56 PM
Bird is the word....meal men ride hard tails...

http://http://www.oople.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=76870&d=1424555732

sime46
21-02-2015, 10:39 PM
Lol. As I'm old that's how I justfy the susser. Old men ride full suspension. :lol:

NeilRalph77
21-02-2015, 11:28 PM
It depends on what you require from your spec? as with all bikes they'll throw some good spec and then some lesser spec to keep the price competitive. The fork's are pretty good and priced individually probably half the value of the bike, reasonable group set but for my money poorer but not necessarily bad brake and wheel set, very ride able and reasonably solid the main makings of a good ride with singularly upgradeable parts if/when required.

Also depends on what you plan to ride, endurance, xc, all mountain, dh?

mattr
22-02-2015, 07:37 AM
....real men ride hard tails...
No, they ride cross.
https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-0/1924145_90937030013_4974_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=1f57e1f82cdd8f82839e81a1c414d7b5&oe=558307A8&__gda__=1435315624_ca604954b6bdec2dcd742b5e953aa49 b

Michaeli
23-02-2015, 03:22 PM
Full suss all the way, done the rest now on the best

2015 Banshee Darkside frame with Cane Creek DB Air with Climb switch
HOPE head set
Fox 36 RC2 FIT 180mm travel forks
HOPE V4 brakes with Tech levers and 203mm HOPE disc's
DeeMax rims with HOPE Pro 2 evo hubs
ZEE cranks with a HOPE bottom bracket and Saint peddles
HOPE narrow wide chain ring connected to a X9 rear mech
Easton 800mm bars and stem
Topped off with a KS dropper post

All makes for one hell of a trails / freeride / downhill bike

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p257/MichaelsCBR/6A31A325-B2AA-4C81-ACCB-A61EB4D6A30F_zps7nx4nlks.jpg (http://s130.photobucket.com/user/MichaelsCBR/media/6A31A325-B2AA-4C81-ACCB-A61EB4D6A30F_zps7nx4nlks.jpg.html)

stegger
25-02-2015, 09:39 PM
It depends on what you require from your spec? as with all bikes they'll throw some good spec and then some lesser spec to keep the price competitive. The fork's are pretty good and priced individually probably half the value of the bike, reasonable group set but for my money poorer but not necessarily bad brake and wheel set, very ride able and reasonably solid the main makings of a good ride with singularly upgradeable parts if/when required.

Also depends on what you plan to ride, endurance, xc, all mountain, dh?

Hi Neil
I had a Scott bike last time and have a shop just down the road from where I live so good for backup. You have just confirmed exactly what they said so that's great. No BS to get a bike out of the door !! I'll be getting the bike through work (Cycle to work scheme) and it will be used for XC mainly.

dansim
13-01-2018, 07:52 PM
ill just leave mine here

ietours
11-09-2018, 05:00 AM
A bike journey is enjoyable for a holiday:D

Spanky855
18-10-2018, 08:55 AM
My Planet X

No a big fan of road riding and this as you can see from my pic is my bike I use for Triathlons. Its light, well made and very reliable. :thumbsup:

Spanky855
18-10-2018, 08:59 AM
My Scott Genius - Full Suss equipped with Fox Shocks designed for Scotts unique twin lock out CTD system.