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Thursday, January 6, 2011

IF YOU HAD TO PICK JUST ONE.......

ONE QUESTION ONLY SURVEY



Bikaholics  like me, and a bunch of you, own various bikes that we ride. Some times we pick the bike we are going to ride based on the conditions we are going to ride in. Like pavement, gravel, dirt, snow, or our mood.

IF  and God forbid it doesn't happen, but IF you had to pick just  ONE bike to ride for the rest of your life what one would you pick? You can change components and wheels as you see fit. What bike would it be?

Please comment in comment section. Thank you.


Me I would have to go with my Trek XO2 Cycle Cross. I could mount road tires for pavement, 35 cc knobbies for dirt and gravel, and Nokian Studs for icy roads.


THE BIKES IN MY STABLE THAT I RIDE



20 comments:

MrDaveyGie said...

My cycle cross Trek XO2

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I'd die, couldn't live with just one bike.

Matt Maxwell said...

Surly Cross Check, but I get to keep all five pairs of xc skis.

MrDaveyGie said...

TOM!!!!. Death is not an option. LoL I bet it might be the 'the evil one' or 'old blue' for more year round riding please let us know.

Lance Howad Andre said...

You can have my FATBACK when you pry it from my cold dead hands...

MrDaveyGie said...

Lance I knew that would be your pick, when you ride that beast in the summer with the Florida roadies at 20 mph.

Joboo said...

Damn man, that's quit the stable!!!
Great post!!!
My bikes....Trek 90D, Schwinn 564 (road bike), Surly Pugsley.
Before a year ago, I'd have said the Trek.
Now it's the Pugsley hands down!!!
In my future will be a set of 29er wheels for the none dark months. All in good time though!! ;)

Peace

Craig said...

Gotta go with my Cross Check. Ok, so I just finished the build tonight and have yet to take it on it's maiden voyage, but I have high expectations... ;-)

Cellarrat said...

Singular Gryphon all the way

Clive Chapman said...

That's just mean, I can't choose, but if pushed it would have to be a MTB of some sort.

You can ride a MTB on the road, but can't ride a road bike off road. Well you can but you'd kill it!

Dan O said...

I have quite a few bikes in the garage, some now vintage material. Out of 'em all, ride these the most:

2006 Ibis Silk Carbon. Ultegra build kit. Road bike/nice (and not so) weather commuter.

1997 Ibis Hakkalugi. Old school steel 'cross bike set up with fenders and 25c tires. Mixture of XTR and road parts. Rainy day commuter/road bike. Pull of fenders and install 35c knobbies for dirt use and the occasional cyclocross race.

2010 Sette Razzo 29er. Mixture of SRAM X9/X7. Rockshok Reba fork. Hardtail 29er - my main mountain bike.

Own just one bike? Out of mine, would come down to the Ibis Hakkalugi or Sette 29er. Both can run skinny or fat tires for various use. However, it be tough to do hard core mountain biking with the Ibis 'cross bike. Tough call.

If I had a choice of one new bike to live with. Maybe something along the lines of a Rawland or a 29er mountain bike with drop handlebars.

I hope it never comes down to that - but would be a cool experiment for awhile. I've thought about it before. It's also come up when recommending bikes for friends. If they want to ride road and dirt - I recommend a cyclocross bike or hardtail mountain bike - just lock out the fork and run skinny road tires (26" or 29").

Fuhrmann said...

I want Cancellaras cheater bike with that electric motor gizmo in the seattube.

Mauricio Babilonia said...

My beloved long-haired black chihuahua, Carlos. By which I mean my Cross Check. Favorite. Bike. Ever. 11 years and still finding new ways to love it.

amy said...

I'd die, couldn't live with just one bike.
OK, it would be the cross bike.

Bill G said...

My Salsa Vaya or the dream Surly Cross Check that I want to build up this summer.

Need something to use for commuting so fenders/racks are a must.

Anonymous said...

I'd think a Fatback w/ two sets of 29'er wheels-one w/ road tires and one mountain.

mrbill said...

Mountain Bike, goes anywhere and durable

tainterturtles said...

Well, I technically have three bikes (gave two away), but I currently only ride two bikes. As much as I love, love Ruby, I still love the my Trek 3000. I bought that bike when I was still mountain bike racing and it's been a good bike for me....lots of miles on that rugged bike.

Bike mans loves ALL his bikes!!!!

Trevor Woodford said...

For me as a roadie it would have to be a Pegoretti Luigino with full campo set up.

If you allowed me a second choice, it would be my Tifosi Audax/Training bike - as it is the most versatile bike that I own.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I'm a roadie all the way. My Orbea Orca with my DA 7900. I flat out love it. I guess I'll have to move to some place that is warm year round, and has a lot of sweet, smooth asphalt.