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    What is your DREAM BIKE?

    I'm always surfing these forums looking at all these flashy bikes and my dream bike has been slowly evolving in my head. So here it is:

    Frame Size & Color: Yeti SB66 Black
    Fork: FOX 36 150 KASHIMA 20
    Brakes: Shimano XTR
    Cranks: Shimano XTR FC-M980 10 Speed
    Front Derailleur: SRAM XX
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 11
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Handlebar: Crank Brothers Cobalt 11
    Seatpost: Crank Brothers Kronolog Dropper post
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi 00
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King Ceramic Bottom Bracket
    Cassette:Shimano XTR CS-M980 Dyna-Sys 10 Speed Cassette
    Headset: Chris King Titanium
    Grips: ODI Lock-on
    Wheelset: Crank Brothers Cobalt 11
    Tires: Michelin Wide Grip'R 2

    Like I said its constantly evolving, who knows what it will be in few months.

    I wish I had a picture of this bike, but if you have a picture of yours feel free to post it.
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    Love Yeti! I have one of my dream bikes - Yeti AS-X and next I would like to get an ASR5 - for light XC duty... Had to settle for a Trek Fuel EX5 which is a great bike. Just love Yeti though.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    At the moment it's a carbon Pivot Firebird with a Pinion gearbox.

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    One made out solid gold with some gemstones. I'm assuming that a sold gold bike would weigh in around 100 lbs. (1500 troy oz at $1600/oz = $2.4M), add in $600,000 in gemstones to make it an even $3M bike.

    Then I would sell it, buy a generic specialized/trek full suspension and use the rest to support me quitting my job and riding every day in cool places.

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    Mine doesn't exist yet... but when it does, it will allow me to come back in 2012 and smoke all you guys with your crappy bikes!

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    one that goes up hills on its own

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGrinnell View Post
    one that goes up hills on its own
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    When someone figures out that a 6k bike is really worth 1k.

    As there are MX bikes with more tech that cost the same and they also come with a motor
    What goes up must come down

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    I would love to have a Chromag frame built just for me!

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    I just built my dream bike but my next one might be an Intense Carbine 650b

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    I like what I got. Is there a better bike out there? You bet. Is there something wrong with my bike? Not a damn thing . . . .
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Toss up between a Seven Ti hardtail or a S-Works Stumpjumper Carbon hardtail.
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

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    My dream bike would be to have 5 or 6 (or more). I built my dream bike last year as well, a mojo HD. I built it up at the 150/140 travel front/rear. I would love to get a second one with 170/160, maybe a new 29'er or two. Since I'm living in a dream world I'm going to assume that I would have time to ride daily...

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    Right now it'd be a Yeti 303 WC, Fox suspension, Saint gears & brakes, with some tasty carbon wheels.
    Not really doing much Ridin' or Diggin'

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    Mine would be a Rip9 carbon with full XX1 group set, Enve wheels, Fox 34 x 150mm travel
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez View Post
    When someone figures out that a 6k bike is really worth 1k.

    As there are MX bikes with more tech that cost the same and they also come with a motor

    But...the product managers say their R&D and materials cost so much more than the motorycles! They just defended their prices in a recent magazine. And they are crazy! The prices are so high because people pay them. No way in the world does it cost more to make a bicycle of ANY material, aluminum, carbon, etc than it does to build a motorcycle. Period.


    My dream bike will never exist.

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    I don't think a dream bike can ever be attained, because once you get it you want another. It's always changing with experience and technology.

    I'm fortunate enough to own my "dream bike", one of the benefits of working at a shop.

    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29 with all the goodies. I might switch away from Avids just to be different than what I've always had. Sometime.

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    I would like a 27.5 Titus moto lite. I can dream right.

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    I love my Ellsworth Evolve. The only thing I don't like is that I can't put a waterbottle in the front triangle. I would love to have the handling and suspension of the ellsworth incorporated into a custom TI front triangle that has room for a waterbottle.

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    Niner Jet 9 RDO. Carbon everything, all black.

    Sent from my mountain bike while crashing
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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorSerioso View Post
    I don't think a dream bike can ever be attained, because once you get it you want another. It's always changing with experience and technology.

    I'm fortunate enough to own my "dream bike", one of the benefits of working at a shop.

    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29 with all the goodies. I might switch away from Avids just to be different than what I've always had. Sometime.

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    Now that frame looks so much like the Hong Fu Fm036 frame out of china...

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    Nothing wrong with what I got, couldn't ask for more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBain01 View Post
    Now that frame looks so much like the Hong Fu Fm036 frame out of china...
    Whoa it does! Or more likely, the Hong Fu bike looks like the Specialized.

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    Mine won't ever be built either, because some parts are no longer in production.

    Santa Cruz Nomad, black, XL, with Fox DHX coil shock.
    Manitou Travis fork, 170mm travel, 20mm T/A.
    Cane Creek 110 headset, ano red.
    Azonic Outlaw wheelset, ano red, 20mm T/A front.
    Truvativ AKA stem, black, 100mm
    Gravity Gravity Lite riser bar, black, 710mm
    Avid Juicy Carbon discs, 203/185
    X.0 shifters, Redrum Red, 9-sp.
    XTR shift cables.
    Gravity Dropper post
    Selle SMP TRK saddle.
    Hope seatclamp, ano red.
    XT front derailleur, dual pull.
    Race Face Atlas triple crankset, w/ CK external BB (ano red)
    X.0 rear derailleur, Redrum Red
    SRAM 970 chain.
    Michelin Mountain Dry 2, 2.3"

    Would have come in under $4K.
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    Just got my dream bike today. 2012 Remedy 9. Traded it for my Stumpy FSR Carbon 29er even up with a good friend, and both of us are very happy... 29er was a very cool bike, but just did not handle like this thing does!
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    Give me a 2013 Kona Kahuna or a Scott Scale 29 Comp and I'll be more than satisfied.

    Then again, I'm happy with just my 2011 GT Avalanche entry level

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    For me the S-works Epic 29er. I have the carbon epic 29er and absolutely love it but I would like the next level of components and 21# would be nice also.

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    The latest greatest whiz bang whammy bird carbon fiber ant fart bike parts don't interest me a whole lot. I feel that really hauling ass is at least %90 pilot. I'd rather show up on outdated gear and show the trail who is boss instead of having a $10,000 hole in the bank account and riding like a chump.

    That said, I have my dream bike, 2008 Giant Trance X with a dropper post and a Fox TALAS fork. I've demo'd a few other bikes and they are different than mine, but, are they better? There is a very slim chance they are, but its certainly not worth spending $3,000 to find out they aren't.

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    Right now I'm fixated of picking up a '13 Superfly 100 Elite with a few mods.

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    This would be one of my favorites.
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    A Mojo HD with 7 inch travel and 650-b specific geo.

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    can't seem to scratch this itch..

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    A used all mountain or freeride bike that dosent cost an arm and a leg.
    05 Crf250 - Cheaper than a lot of high end MTB or roadies for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez View Post
    When someone figures out that a 6k bike is really worth 1k.

    As there are MX bikes with more tech that cost the same and they also come with a motor
    Don't be stupid, an off the showroom floor MX bike is the equivalent of a Wally World mountain bike.

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    To the person who mentioned a gold bike, there are many materials that are worth way more then gold by weight. A bike weighing 10 pounds of enzymes and chemicals that are sold in the picograms would be worth more than the entire world's GDP. Even something as simple as a bike made of saffron would cost more than a gold bike for two reasons.

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    I'd have a Moots.
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    For Chris Chance to start up Fat City Cycles again...

    ...and start building 29er Yo Eddys!

    Woo hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez View Post
    When someone figures out that a 6k bike is really worth 1k.

    As there are MX bikes with more tech that cost the same and they also come with a motor
    I gotta admit ... My 2006 MX w/motor was less expensive (new) than many of todays high-end MB's

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    My bike with some new wheels and a hammerschmidt!!

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    I love my Yeti SB95, like it's not just a summer thing.

    BUT, a full-carbon frame, with carbon "AM" rims on Chris King or Stealth hubs would be kind of sweet.

    Anybody got $6k so I can upgrade? :^)

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    I must admit before finding this site I thought my present bike (2012 Trek Mamba) would have been my "dream bike". Reading about these other rides have made drool with anticipation. Having been a recent fan of Sonya Looney I would say her Canyon MTB. That is exactly the type of riding I would like to do. I wouldn't mind doing a slow upgrade on my bike, thus making it "MY" personal build dream bike.

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    I love my bike as well, however i am dreaming of another...

    IBIS mojo HD 160 carbon black with turq
    YETI SB 66 carbon black with turq
    PIVOT 5.7 carbon black with red
    FOX RP23 BOOST kashima
    FOX TALAS 160 kashima
    FOX DOSS POST
    SRAM XX1
    MAGURA MT8 black and red 180mm front and back
    CHRIS KING/ENVE WHEELSET red hubs
    CHRIS KING HEADSET red
    ERGON SEAT carbon black
    ERGON BIOCORKS
    HOPE CLAMP red
    ODI red bar plugs
    THOMSON STEM 70mm
    ENVE DH BARS 740mm
    TIME ATAC PEDALS
    SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC 2.4

    oh yeah double everything!!!!
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    carbon firebird

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    I gotta admit ... My 2006 MX w/motor was less expensive (new) than many of todays high-end MB's
    I almost crapped myself when i realized that my excel wheels with red talon hubs are cheaper or same price as BICYCLE wheelsets!
    05 Crf250 - Cheaper than a lot of high end MTB or roadies for some reason.

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    I drooled over the Trek Madone 7.9 WSD when I first heard about it (retails at $12K stock in the US). But I've learned not to have 'dream bikes' - my stock Madone series 4 has pleased me thus far, in my short ownership. I know it's good to dream an all, but I find so many bikes to be too similar to shell out an extra 10k. Of course, if I had money to throw around, I'd absolutely hop on something more expensive.

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    Yeti SB95
    Enve carbon rims on kappius hubs
    raceface next cranks with chris king bottom bracket and carbon time pedals
    easton monkeylite carbon bars
    loadedusa xlite ti stem
    thomson masterpiece seatpost
    xo type 2 rear derailleur
    xtr front derailleur
    140mm fox float 34
    everything anodized blue




    Right now i'm building a 2012 ellsworth evolution on stans flows/hope hubs/x9 type 2/loaded stuff/carbon noir cranks/fox talas 34mm 29er.... gonna be pretty close to perfect.. with everything anodized blue lol
    2013 Ibis Mojo HD Special Blend with dropper post, hope/stans wheelset and hope x2/m4 brakes

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    2012 S-works Stumpjumper HT 29er

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk.ultra View Post
    Give me a 2013 Kona Kahuna or a Scott Scale 29 Comp and I'll be more than satisfied.

    Then again, I'm happy with just my 2011 GT Avalanche entry level
    ok in reality I'd take a custom build with Canfield Yelli Screamy or Evil Sovereign

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    Got mine already

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    i'm riding my dream bike


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    Hal u cant possi ly tell me that those rims are ur dream rims.... after ibjust pusted up carbon 240pt hubs....
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    Hal u cant possi ly tell me that those rims are ur dream rims.... after ibjust pusted up carbon 240pt hubs....
    I've got no complaints they are as nice as the Easton ec90xc 29" wheels we have on my wife's bike.

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    Sorry, can't answer that question, as you have limited me to one.
    That does not work because I enjoy multiple disciplines.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komekomegaijin View Post
    For Chris Chance to start up Fat City Cycles again...

    ...and start building 29er Yo Eddys!

    Woo hoo!
    I'd buy one!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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?
    Full time rider part time racer...

    See my adventures here..

    https://www.instagram.com/projectnortheast/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas O View Post
    For me the S-works Epic 29er.
    Yes, this.
    - 2013 Specialized Camber Comp 29er
    - Octane One Zircus
    - Soon To Be Fatbike

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    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.

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    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.

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    My Felt Nine Team is my dream bike.... for now

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    ENVE 6.7 Clincher Wheelset
    Michelin Pro 4 Tires
    Shimano Dura Ace PD-7900 Pedals
    Specalized S-Works Toupe Saddle

    MTB Bike:
    2013 Specialized Epic S-Works (Satin Black)
    SRAM X0 Group
    ENVE Sweep Bar
    ENVE Stem
    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

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    My dream bike is a norco range LE but I couldn't afford it so I got the range 3 instead.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I already have mine... and YES I have real pedals on it now!


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    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. What is your DREAM BIKE?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1346102976.668729.jpgWhat is your DREAM BIKE?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1346103015.552869.jpg
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    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.

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    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

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    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!


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    Quote Originally Posted by komekomegaijin View Post
    For Chris Chance to start up Fat City Cycles again...

    ...and start building 29er Yo Eddys!

    Woo hoo!
    And there is my answer to your question. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this...

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    this has to be it for me. Commencal MTB META AM 1 2013




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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troyer2112 View Post
    I love my bike as well, however i am dreaming of another...

    IBIS mojo HD 160 carbon black with turq
    YETI SB 66 carbon black with turq
    PIVOT 5.7 carbon black with red
    FOX RP23 BOOST kashima
    FOX TALAS 160 kashima
    FOX DOSS POST
    SRAM XX1
    MAGURA MT8 black and red 180mm front and back
    CHRIS KING/ENVE WHEELSET red hubs
    CHRIS KING HEADSET red
    ERGON SEAT carbon black
    ERGON BIOCORKS
    HOPE CLAMP red
    ODI red bar plugs
    THOMSON STEM 70mm
    ENVE DH BARS 740mm
    TIME ATAC PEDALS
    SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC 2.4

    oh yeah double everything!!!!
    Sounds good to me, make that two
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    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.

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    I want an Ibis Ripley with XX1
    I would call it the unicorn


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe View Post
    I want an Ibis Ripley with XX1
    I would call it the unicorn


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    Yes I know what you mean, The time gap from when they said it was coming & when people can get it just keeps growing.

    I may even have my XX1 Rip9 RDO befor the Ripley comes out.
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    my dream bike is still in my dream...hopefully soon become reality. Its a Mojo SL.

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    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.

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    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
    Chromag bar/stem/saddle
    Not sure what brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by komekomegaijin View Post
    For Chris Chance to start up Fat City Cycles again...

    ...and start building 29er Yo Eddys!

    Woo hoo!

    Amen to that!!!

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    Pulled the trigger on mine when I bought my Pivot:



    Light, and rides great.

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    Knolly Chilcotin. Period.
    Keep the rubber side down

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    Hampsten Carbon Road bike

    custom built

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    I love my Trance but the Pivot 5.7 Carbon has me itching

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    Building mine right now:

    Frame RM Altitude 790 - 18" (150mm travel)
    Fork German-A Excite (150mm travel)
    Head Set Cane Creek 110
    Stem TBD
    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
    Chain 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)

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    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
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    Krampus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBoom View Post
    I love my Trance but the Pivot 5.7 Carbon has me itching
    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.

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    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

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    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.

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