If I won the lotto I would have my own facility and a team of engineers, designers, welders, my own R&D department for advances in carbon and alternate materials, the sky would be the limit.
Ultimately I would have a collection of custom bikes all outfitted head to toe with components made in house.
I would love to have the bikes that only exist in my imagination and I would like to develope something that would contribute to the advancement of what is possible with the bicycle.
I'm happy with the bike I have but I don't think my lust for something better could ever be satiated, so if I could spend the rest of my days tweaking out and thinking about bikes I would. I really like bikes.
Sorry, but if I'm gonna dream it's going to entail a little more than brand name stuff.
ok in reality I'd take a custom build with Canfield Yelli Screamy or Evil Sovereign
Originally Posted by mk.ultra
Got mine already
i'm riding my dream bike
Hal u cant possi ly tell me that those rims are ur dream rims.... after ibjust pusted up carbon 240pt hubs....
2013 Ibis Mojo HD Special Blend with dropper post, hope/stans wheelset and hope x2/m4 brakes
The Santa Cruz Heckler is a bike I've been eyeing for a little while and may be my next MTB.
For now, I ride a 2011 Kona Fire Mountain. It is an entry level bike with unspectacular componentry and parts but I can ride my local trails as well as any of my buddies if not better. Some of my friends are equipped far better than I and call my fork a pogostick but I can outride those buggers anyway so I don't care. :P
Free people must travel the road to productive social relations at the speed of a bicycle.- Ivan Illich
I've got no complaints they are as nice as the Easton ec90xc 29" wheels we have on my wife's bike.
Originally Posted by BloodyRoots
Sorry, can't answer that question, as you have limited me to one.
That does not work because I enjoy multiple disciplines.
A Dirtbag since 1969
A Knomer since 2007
I already have mine (Carbon Nomad and Trek HiFi Pro)... so instead of asking for my dream bike, I'll take that $5-10k and spend it on dream bike TRIPS.
I think #1 on my list would be Nepal.
I'd buy one!
Originally Posted by komekomegaijin
Old S-works M2, or an S-works epic with the brain suspension.
Or my Nishiki with a nice fork, saving for an reba atm.
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My dream mountain bike would be about 18 lbs, full-suspension, something that feels like 6" of travel on the down and a hardtail on flat and the up's. It also needs very little maintenance (i.e. replacing chain or components) and was built of all recycled materials.
Oh, and the frame will also be able to hold 2 water bottles.
The road/cx bike will have built in directional's.
Trek Superfly 100 with full XTR setup Continentals X-kings And custom paintjob that would say Gary Fisher on it. Aluminium Santacruz Nomad and a 2005 GF Hoo Koo E Koo in mint condition for sentimental value.
Oh yeah forgot the custom built 26" titanium HT!
I have my dream bike as well.. mojo HD love it... I would definitely have many dream bikes.... plural! I really want to get a superlight hardtail 29er or something for racing but can't bring myself to spend the money
I think for me it's more like someone else said.. love the bike I have, would use all the money to ride the most interesting trails in the world... travel all over with my dream bike, not just sit inside trying to figure out how I could make my bike better.. but.. where can I go next?
Originally Posted by Thomas O
- 2013 Specialized Camber Comp 29er
- Octane One Zircus
- Soon To Be Fatbike
Just lost an old Gary Fisher Hoo Koo e Koo that was my boyfriend's dream bike when he was a kid. I got it stolen by locking it up wrong... looking to replace it.
Hope you get the Gary Fisher back. Mine would be a carbon Pivot Mach 5.7 With XTR bits or Saint where it mattered.
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There is no such thing. it would be like having a dream computer or phone. They change too quickly these days. I flip them every year and get new ones.
My Felt Nine Team is my dream bike.... for now
2013 Specialized Tarmac S-Works LTD Black
SRAM Red Group
ENVE 6.7 Clincher Wheelset
Michelin Pro 4 Tires
Shimano Dura Ace PD-7900 Pedals
Specalized S-Works Toupe Saddle
2013 Specialized Epic S-Works (Satin Black)
SRAM X0 Group
ENVE Sweep Bar
ENVE 29 XC Wheelset
Racing Ralph Tires
Crank Brothers Egg Beater 3 Pedals
Specalized Toupe Pro Saddle
Lucky me, I got the Tarmac earlier this summer and my Epic is on order
My dream bike is a norco range LE but I couldn't afford it so I got the range 3 instead.
Pretty much already have it. SC Blur LTc. CK hubs laced to DT Swiss rims. Pretty much full SRAM XO/XX. RS Rev 140. RP23. Joplin seatpost.
Id change a couple things if I had the money laying around. Id switch out for a Float 150. and ENVE carbon rims (just bought soem Stans Flows but havent built the wheels). and Id get a different adjustable seatpost because the Joplin is a bit underwhelming. And I'd switch out the brakes for some Formula's or XTRs.
I can never have a dream bike due to my moral objection to the bike industry greed. Really blows because there are so many great bikes not to be had no matter how much money I have. Simple matter of principal. Iv'e gotten frugal as I age.
Then there's the poser factor. It would be like your grandma driving to the store in a red ferrarri.
Or I'm on the trail, other rider pulls up and says "DUDE" that's a nice bike, how much was it? My answer, oh the full kit was 11.000. Other rider, why are you pushing up that? And then says my mom just bought a Ford Fiesta brand new for the same price.
I say this all in fun, and admit I am a tad hypocritical with moto racing for 20-years.
So my answer is a (2012) not 13 Kona unit.
I already have mine... and YES I have real pedals on it now!
I own BOTH of my "dream bikes".....One or the other is perfect to handle just about any trail in My area......2008 Trance X2 with a Reverb and a 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO hardtail.....IF I had to choose just one it would be the EVO without a doubt.
The one I'm riding on any given day.....
I have three bikes. They are all paid for. They all work well. When I trash one I'll consider a new one. Right now, I don't dream of bikes but rather places to ride bikes.
I dont tend to have a dream bike, because lots of good out there.
But overally and carbon 29er FS with some Fox shocks, Sram X0 set and some Avid brakes.
Pretty much anything i cant ever imagine owning in my life
my dream bike.. i also own it now
ideally with a set of Arch's and some more carbon bits (like SP, Bar, Stem). but i'm a man of modest means, this is more bike than i should ever need!
And there is my answer to your question. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this...
Originally Posted by komekomegaijin
this has to be it for me. Commencal MTB META AM 1 2013
An affordable sub 18 pound full suspension bike. That has zero suspension bob even when hammering out of saddle.
Also would like it to somehow give me the ability to get out of work early so I have more time to ride.
Dream bike, well i dont know about that.
I would just settle for one that dosnt need repairs, ever! no matter how hard i crash.
or an evil undead, i know i know.... but you have to admit its a damn sexy looking bike.
Sounds good to me, make that two
Originally Posted by troyer2112
Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....
I don't know if there is a vendor that makes my dream bike but I know what it is and I think I'll be building it up myself in the next year or so using my New Goblin as a base.
It'd be a Carbon HT 29er with geometry like the HF-FM056. Ideally it'd not have the front derailleur hanger or openings for the internal routing for that as I want a dedicated 1x10. I also want replicable rear dropouts.
XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur and XT shifter.
Some nice hydraulic disc brakes. I'm pretty happy with my current Avid Elixir 7's so maybe those will move over.
Rock Shox Reba RL with remote lockout.
Some other nice lightweight carbon bits and a light wheelset. Ideally the whole thing would weigh around 23 lbs.
I want an Ibis Ripley with XX1
I would call it the unicorn
Yes I know what you mean, The time gap from when they said it was coming & when people can get it just keeps growing.
Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
I may even have my XX1 Rip9 RDO befor the Ripley comes out.
I have a 6 Berth camper van that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand
my dream bike is still in my dream...hopefully soon become reality. Its a Mojo SL.
I read an article in Bike a while back I thought was pretty cool.
The ideal bike would be one that evolves just like we do.
If you don't ride it for a while, it gets heavier, the cables get loose, things need adjusting etc.
If you start riding more downhill it will gain a few mm, adjust tread pattern and rubber consistency depending on whether you ride wet slickrock or gravel.
If you start riding more fireroads it will stiffen and get a steeper head angle.
You get the picture. The article made it sound even cooler. A bike that responds and adapts.
As a side note, it's cool how trek sort of does that with an adjustable BB on the slash.
I'm lucky enough to have pretty close to my dream bikes right now. The build kits are fairly modest though. I would like to build my TR250 with a full Saint group and Chromag parts, and Hope/Flow EX wheelset set up tubeless.
I have a dream trail bike in mind these days though which I doubt will ever come to fruition:
'13 Banshee Spitfire
Fox Float 160CTD 27.5
Hope Pro III / Flow EX 650b
Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5 x 2.35
SRAM XX1 1x11 drivetrain
Not sure what brakes...
Originally Posted by komekomegaijin
Amen to that!!!
Pulled the trigger on mine when I bought my Pivot:
Light, and rides great.
Knolly Chilcotin. Period.
Keep the rubber side down
Hampsten Carbon Road bike
I love my Trance but the Pivot 5.7 Carbon has me itching
Building mine right now:
Frame RM Altitude 790 - 18" (150mm travel)
Fork German-A Excite (150mm travel)
Head Set Cane Creek 110
Handlebar Niner RDO - 710mm
Grips SDG Lock-On
Front Brake XTR Trail
Rear Brake XTR Trail
Front Brake Rotor TBD
Rear Brake Rotor TBD
Rear Shifter XX1 Trigger
Crankset XX1 - 28T
Bottom Bracket Sram BB92 Ceramic
Rear Derailleur XX1
Rear Cassette XX1
Front Wheel Syncros TR1.0 650B
Rear Wheel Syncros TR1.0 650B w/ DT Swiss XX1 Driver
Front Tire Rocket Ron 2.25" 650B
Rear Tire Rocket Ron 2.25" 650B
Seat Post Thomson Masterpiece Setback
Seat Specialized Phenom Pro
Pedals XTR (980)
Carbon fibre FS fatbike with 100mm front Fox fork.
Sadly none of the above exists, no frame, forks or carbon.....
Soon though, just need some more of you to get with it, you will all be riding them soon, its like telling you that you would be riding a 29er in 2008 :0
Trek 9.9 Superfly SL
Pivot Vault CX
Cervelo R3 Disc
I came from a Fuel EX8. The Pivot is great. Not a plush plow through everything bike - but once you've got a line you're golden. I'm really enjoying it.
Originally Posted by WarBoom
I would have to say dream bike(s) because I ride on the road, fire roads, gravel, singletrack, over rocks and roots, through streams and sand, and up steep hills, so no single bike would ever be adequate.
Plus when I am thinking about riding my mood changes, I might really be itching for a mountain bike ride at night, or I might want to hurt myself for 4 hours on the road doing steep hills.
If I had to have one bike, it would be a full suspension mountain bike. Or maybe a cross bike. Or maybe a road bike. See where I'm going with this
S-Works Epic 29er, demoed one at my LBS, woot, it rides like my American Eagle, very good! I also tested a Stumpjumper 29er with Sram X9 stuff on it, Didn't like it, doesn't track well.