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  1. #1
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    bike passion- top 10 bikes you would like to test ride/own

    ive had three mountain bikes in my life, a $400 dollar gary fisher opie, a diamondback sortie 3 and a santa cruz blur lt2- however ive always had a list of bikes i would love to either ride or own- so heres my list-------- - - --- - whats yours?
    there is no real order to this-

    pivot mach 5 and or mach 5.7
    yeti 575- designed around colorado riding
    ibis mojo or mojo hd
    santa cruz nomad- a bit more than my current build
    niner mcr fully ridged-
    independent fab 29er- quality- nuff said
    trek scratch
    rocky mountain slayer
    intense tracer 2- love the new iscg mounts, vpp and 15mm thru on the rear
    yeti asr 7- all around cool bike



    lets see your list

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    Top 10

    Scott Gambler 10
    Rocky Mountain Slayer
    Trek Scratch
    Scott Voltage FR 10
    Trek Session
    Transition Bottle Rocket
    Intense SS2
    Giant Reign 0
    Transition Double
    Specializad Demo

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    Cannondale Flash Ultimate
    Cannondale Scalpel Ultimate

    Don't want anything else.

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    Jeff Jones
    wolfhound
    Intense

    I own the rest...

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    Niner air9 carbon built up with XX and carbon wheels
    Superfly elite
    Scott scale 899 (just because it looks f'n cool, and what the hell I have to have at least one little wheeled hard tail)
    Scott scale 29 rc
    Flash carbon 29er 1
    S-works stumpjumper 29er
    Custom steel 29er
    Trek top fuel 9.8ssl
    S-works Epic

    And the trek-leoooopard madone 6.9ssl with Di2 (well I have to train on something right?)
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    Something carbon w/ 26's
    Something Ti w/ 29's
    A steel flatbar cyclocross
    downhill plow bike: Maybe a V10 or M9
    downhill finesse bike: Morewood Izimu or a Socom
    big huckin freeride bike: one of the new Blindsides or TR250's
    small travel slope style/4x freeride bike: Commencal Meta 4X
    short travel XC/AM bike: Giant Trance
    mid travel AM bike: Giant Reign 0 or Commencal Meta 55
    long travel AM/FR bike: Reign X0, Trek Scratch, Nomad, Meta 666, Covert...list goes on
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    I'd love to demo a:
    Canfield Jedi
    Superco Satalite
    Niner Air 9 carbon
    Knolly Chicholton
    Jeff Jones Ti Spaceframe
    Orbea Orca
    Moots Moto X YBB
    Something with a Belt drive
    Something with a Rohlof
    StokeMonky equipped Big Dummy

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    Santa Cruz Blur LT2
    Santa Cruz Nomad
    Yeti 575
    On-One 456
    Ibis Mojo
    Santa Cruz Tallboy
    Niner M.C.R. 9
    Intense Uzzi
    Trek Scratch 9
    Knolly Delirium

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    I've enjoyed riding a few MTB's but it's taken me over 20 years to have a sweet ride that is right up there in my dream bikes - LOVE the Mojo HD!

    There's not much left in my top 10 now, this does the lot.
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    Niner WFO
    Niner Rip9
    Canefield Yelli Screamy
    Salsa Spearfish
    Turner 5spot XXL
    Indie Ti 29er
    Pivot 429
    Lenzsport Lunchbox
    Ibis 29er whenever that happens
    Surly Pugsly

    Yep, that should do it...

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    On One 456
    Ragley TD:1
    Bontrager Privateer
    Klein Rascal
    Schwinn Homegrown
    Salsa Fargo
    Surly Pugsley
    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
    Redline Conquest
    Gunnar Crosshairs

    And... probably hundreds of others...

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    WTB Phoenix
    Carbon Nomad
    Retrotec Double
    BLTc
    Driver 8
    Ritchey p-29er
    Ibis Hakkalugi
    Steve Potts Cross Country Racer
    Shorty Fatz 8
    and a girly Ibis Mojo for my wife ...
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    Like an Irish monk?
    Comic relief in a discussion does no harm..
    CS Lewis
    Quadzilla

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    Trek Remedy
    Niner RIP 9
    Niner Air 9
    Ellsworth Epiphany
    Trek Scratch
    Fatback Snowbike
    Santa Bruz Tallboy
    Last edited by Rubicon73; 03-13-2011 at 05:50 AM.
    I ride faster than I should...

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    Fatback snowbike
    Yeti 575
    Lynsky cruiser 29er
    Ibis Mojo
    Yeti Big Top
    Niner Air 9 carbon
    Yeti 5
    Cannondale 29er
    Trek Fuel ex
    Transition Bottle rocket

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    I took the road less traveled by and
    It has made all the difference. R Frost

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    Air Nine Carbon
    Niner WFO
    Lenz Lunchbox
    Lenz PBJ
    Specialized S-Works Carbons Suspension 29er
    Transition 250
    Transition Blindside
    Pivot Firebird
    Giant Reign x0
    Giant Glory
    2017 XL Santa Cruz Tallboy

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    Lets see (contain roadie content):

    EWR OWB 26er
    EWR OWB 29er (damn jealous of guswalls)
    Pinerallo Dogma
    Orbea Orca
    Niner WFO
    Lenz Behemoth
    Lenz PBJ
    Any Engin 29er HT
    Ti road bike from Spectrum Cycles
    Ridley X-Night
    Brought to you by rocks.

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    In order of how much I desire them.....

    Santa Cruz Nomad
    Intense M9 or a Santa Cruz V10
    Santa Cruz Blur XC
    Niner Air 9 Carbon
    Santa Cruz Blur LT2

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    whichever would show up first....

    Last Herb AM
    Knolly Chicoltin
    Transition TR250
    BlkMrkt Killswitch
    Iron Horse Sunday Team
    Spesh SX 4X
    Mondraker Zenith XR
    anything I could put a CCDB on
    Foes 4X
    any Nicolai

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    Pivot Phoenix
    Superfly 100
    Pugsley with a Rohloff
    Yeti DJ
    Trek Scratch
    Yeti Arc X
    SC Tallboy
    SC V10

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalhippie13
    I've enjoyed riding a few MTB's but it's taken me over 20 years to have a sweet ride that is right up there in my dream bikes - LOVE the Mojo HD!

    There's not much left in my top 10 now, this does the lot.
    Sweet kick-stand.

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    By eyeballing everyone's lists,
    if you happen to own a Transition Bottlerocket and a Surly Pugsley, and one of them has a Rohloff on it, you are the bee's knees.

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    10 is kinda hard

    not in order of preference:
    Mojo HD
    Knolly Endorphin
    Devinci Dixon
    Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR
    Cannondale Jekyll Ultimate
    Scott Genius LT
    Santa Cruz Tallboy

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    Only ten?

    Mojo HD 1x10 coil
    Tallboy
    Banshee Spitfire
    Rocky Mountain Element 70 msl
    DeSalvo custom 650b titanium
    Vanilla speedvagen (cyclocross)
    Niner air 9 carbon
    Vulture custom 29er w/ sliding dropouts
    Ibis tranny
    Turner dhr

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    Don't really need ten, I always seem to find my way back to high end GT's.

    Random internets photo.

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    Test ride, because I never have:

    penny farthing
    velocipede
    handcycle
    tadpole recumbent trike
    water trike
    Slingshot mtb
    Bamboo mtb
    Trek broadsider
    Electric assist, just for shlitz and giggles
    A shaft drive commuter bike

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    Trek Remedy (Have one, but wouldn't mind pimping it out)
    Trek Session
    Transition TR 250
    Trek TopFuel 9.9ssl (my buddy's getting one next few weeks)
    SantaCruz V-10
    Specialized Stumpy HT Carbon 29er (Rode one for 1/2 mile and felt like I was strapped to a rocket)
    Specialized Carbon Epic 29er (LBS guy got one for this year, will have to try)
    Scott Addict for the road
    Ibis Mojo HD
    Go ride your bike.

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    In no certain order

    My old Yeti ARC Ti
    Specialized Marathon Carbon 29'r
    Slingshot
    Original Manitou
    Mountain Goat Tandem
    Yo Eddy
    Yeti CN75
    Specialized Carbon Stumpjumper 29'r
    Mike Desalvo custom
    Niner Carbon SS 29'r

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    Not in any order:

    1. SC Nomad
    2. Chumba XCL
    3. SC Heckler
    4. GT Force
    5. Ibis Mojo
    6. Castellano Fango
    7. Ellsworth Moment
    8. Niner WFO
    9. Performance Access XCL hardtail build
    10. MY DAKAR XLT!

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    I'm happy with my bikes, but I'd love to ride these to know what's what.

    Jones Space Frame
    Matt Chester Fixed
    Fatback
    Wolfhound
    Wicked Fat Chance

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    Retrotec - Classic 29er
    Knolly Delirum - Complement the exisitng Endorphin
    Kent Ericksen - Ti HT
    Diamond Back Axis Ti (digging back about a decade - I have a steel one but couldn't afford the Ti version back in the day)
    Santa Cruz Tallboy
    Adult size dirt jumper/street just for the heck of it. Something to chase my kid around with.
    Orbea - Orca
    DeSalvo -ti HT
    Parlee Z1
    Don't harsh my mello

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    doesn't matter, I just want to ride

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    OS Bikes Blackbuck 29erSS
    Singular Pegasus Ti 29erSS
    Surly Pugsly 1x9
    Fisher Superfly 29er 1x9
    Ragley TD-1 29er SS
    Banshee Paradox 29er SS
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    transition tr250
    transition bottlerocket
    transition double
    (okay, i like transitions..)
    santa cruz v10c
    yeti dj
    santa cruz jackal (older one)
    turner dhr
    2010 giant faith
    trek session 88
    cove shocker
    Scott Voltage FR!

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    No particular order;
    Jones Spaceframe
    Tallboy
    Ibis Mojo 29er (when it's built)
    Lenz Behemoth or PBJ
    Funk LaRuta
    Mattkock's A9C sub 14 lbs.!!!
    S Works Epic the $10k one.
    Pivot 429
    Turner Sultan
    Speedgoat's ultralite BlurC or any sub 20lb. FS
    "No good deed goes unpunished"

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    sorry, double post.

    I would demo a Kona Magic Link bike while waiting on the Ibis 29er
    "No good deed goes unpunished"

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    Niner Rip9
    Niner Sir9
    Q-Ball SS
    Lenz Milk Money
    Lynskey Ti road bike with the crazy helix tubing
    Colnago Master X-Light
    Specialized Epic Pro 29er
    Shamrock Cycles Fluid Druid
    IF custom Ti SS
    Ibis Mojo HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel.
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate
    Cannondale Scalpel Ultimate

    Don't want anything else.
    Heh, I have both and LOVE em!

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    Transition Hardtail
    Tall Boy
    Any and everthing by Black sheep, namely a SS 29er
    Surly big dummy
    a fat bike (pugsley is fine)
    geared commuter/touring bike

    those plus my san jose commuter and 29er hardtail
    I would be one very happy camper.
    Bianchi San Jose commute/town duties and fixie trail riding. Bianchi C.U.S.S for days I feel like riding a MTN bike.

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    In no particular order:

    Turner DHR
    Turner dw RFX (they won't lock the tread for mentioning this I hope)
    Canfield Jedi
    Knolly Chilcotin
    Spot belt-drive bike (longboard I think???)
    Superco Charger
    Banshee Amp
    Banshee Rune
    Intense M9
    Santa Cruz Tallboy
    One of those 7 story high unicycles.

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    I'd love to have all or any of these....

    In any order....
    Black Sheep Stellar
    Retrotec Classic
    Calfee Bamboo
    Niner One 9 (suspended)
    Niner Air 9 Carbon rigid
    Independent Fabrication XS
    Orbea Alma Carbon
    Ibis Hakkalugi
    Spot Sprawl
    Titus Exogrid

    It was really hard to come up with ten!

    I love the four I already have:
    Ibis Mojo carbon
    Orbea Orca
    Motobecane Outcast 26 SS
    Masi Soulville SS
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    I've never been on a 29er, so my list has a few . . .

    1. Niner Air 9 Carbon Rigid (Never done rigid either--this looks like a sweet rig)
    2. Moots Mooto X YBB 29er (Thinking a 29er softtail might be a nice ride)
    3. Yeti Big Top (I love my two Yeti's, so Im guessing I'd like their take on the 29er)
    4. Rocky Mountain Altitude 29 (My old Rocky is ultra-druable--would like to try their 29er)
    5. Pivot Mach 429 (Looks ultra hot and the DW link works nice)
    6. Intense Tracer 29 (What could one do with long travel and 29" wheels?)
    7. Yeti Five (It'd be fun to have something a little quicker than my 575)
    8. Pivot Mach 5.7 (Pointless since I have a 575 and a Seven, but what a bike!)
    9. Rocky Mountain Element (I always loved this bike--the new version looks even better)
    10. Rocky Mountain Slayer (again, the new 2011 looks exceptional)
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Late 90's Yeti ARC
    '96 Rocky Mountain Altitude T.O.
    Ibis Mojo Ti
    Ibis BowTi
    Kona Bikehotrod
    Kona Humuhumu-nukunuku-apua'a
    '94 Norco T.N.T.
    Karpiel Armageddon

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    Banshee Spitfire
    Banshee Legend
    Banshee Prime
    Knolly Delirium
    Knolly Vtach
    Santa Cruz Driver 8
    Santa Cruz tallboy
    Santa Cruz chamelion
    Rocky mtn slayer
    Turner RFX
    Norco Truax

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    Matt Chester
    Matt Chester
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    ...okay, and maybe a Koichi Yamaguchi 'cross bike too.

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    --AM/Trail--
    Ibis Mojo Carbon
    Trek Remedy 9.9
    Pivot Firebird
    Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon
    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon

    --XC/Race--
    Salsa Spearfish
    Cannondale Scalpel

    --DH/FR--
    Cannondale Jekyll
    Kona Operator Supreme (already demo'd, very much want!)

    --DJ/DH/FUN--
    Transition Bottlerocket

    I'm actually very happy with my do-it-all Rize4, but I don't have a downhill/freeride bike so I'd love to pick up a Kona Operator or something similar (1x9, 8" travel). Next would probably be the Nomad Carbon but honestly that would take the place of the Rize. Even at 6" of travel, I'd ride it everywhere. Same goes for the Firebird, which I would LOVE to demo. Nobody north of Sacramento seems to stock them, much less do demos.
    "Got everything you need?"

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    mojo hd
    wfo
    dakar 650b
    uzzi
    blt2 c
    rigid ss 29er
    stylus
    s works enduro
    chilcotin
    double

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    Not in any real order:

    Yeti 575
    Knolly Endorphin
    On-one 456TI
    Kent Erikson Ti
    Chromag Stylus
    Nicolai Helius AM
    Turner 5-Spot
    Titus FTM-TI
    Niner RIP 9
    EWR OWB

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