Whats your realistic dream bike...

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby fyldesmurf » Thu Jun 28, 2012 15:08 pm

I can't talk about the performance but i know that slide arm thing takes a lot of maintainance... Yeti's always look sweet though... we can dream

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Nelson56 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 18:52 pm

its a Marin Alpine Trail 29er Mountain bike ive not really looked into it much
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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Majski » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:47 pm

My Session 8 is pretty close to being my dream bike, but if I had unlimited fundage i'd go for a 9.9 and a Cotic BFE.

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The session would be stock and the BfE i'd build up from the frame

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby lawman » Wed Jul 04, 2012 16:02 pm

must admit the fully pimped out 28lb session trek built for the launch was pretty damn nice! the new BFe looks ace too, and it comes in bright green... (i'm undecided whether or not i regret getting a 456c so early in the year :lol:)

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby raceface gt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 20:51 pm

Been offered one of these bad boys 8)
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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby bluechair84 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:03 pm

Get your crotch around this:
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This isn't in the 'realistic' catagory for me, but I can enjoy it vicariously through someone who could afford it...

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Northwind » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:21 pm

Hmm. On the one hand, yes. On the other hand, the revolt turned out to be a nightmare bike so hopefully they've sorted that...
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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby bluechair84 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:33 pm

What was wrong with it in the end?

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby DCR00 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:43 pm

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Northwind » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:52 pm

bluechair84 wrote:What was wrong with it in the end?


Revolts? More or less everything, in the end they scrapped the model entirely and are warranty replacing them with Undeads (which still don't seem to exist). Really sad story for Evil but also for owners. I only had a brief go on one and it was lovely.
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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby lawman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 21:00 pm

Northwind wrote:
bluechair84 wrote:What was wrong with it in the end?


Revolts? More or less everything, in the end they scrapped the model entirely and are warranty replacing them with Undeads (which still don't seem to exist). Really sad story for Evil but also for owners. I only had a brief go on one and it was lovely.


This. was so looking forward to the sect, basically the uprising in alu form. I hope they pull it off!

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Cat With No Tail » Thu Jul 12, 2012 06:54 am

Majski wrote:My Session 8 is pretty close to being my dream bike, but if I had unlimited fundage i'd go for a 9.9 and a Cotic BFE.

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I'm testing a Session 8 at Inners later this month, can't freakin' WAIT!

The session 88 would be my dream bike though (and the only reason I'm testing the session 8 is because they didn't have any 88s left in stock). Sadly, I doubt I'll ever have the earning power where I can justify spending £7k on a pedalbike.

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Majski » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:43 am

The 8 is very well specced. I bought mine then took it straight to j tech for a suspension set up and it's without a doubt the best downhill bike i've ever ridden. Feels super light and responsive but tracks the ground like a boss. They're fairly short too so good for the twisty tracks at inners like the bottom of gold run.

Let us know how you get on but I reckon you'll like it. Everyone of my mates who's tried mine says they get on with it.

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Thewaylander » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:55 pm

I want to say Sheepteeths mum.......

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby bluechair84 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 15:12 pm

It does sound like the Trek design team had a go on Sheep's mum, then designed their bike around this 'perfect ride'...

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Thu Jul 12, 2012 15:44 pm

lawman wrote:
Northwind wrote:
bluechair84 wrote:What was wrong with it in the end?


Revolts? More or less everything, in the end they scrapped the model entirely and are warranty replacing them with Undeads (which still don't seem to exist). Really sad story for Evil but also for owners. I only had a brief go on one and it was lovely.


This. was so looking forward to the sect, basically the uprising in alu form. I hope they pull it off!

So, what? People were lusting after an untested bike that they had no idea how it would ride or survive?
Yeah, cause that doesn't happen here all the time :roll:

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby jay12 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 15:23 pm

i'm thinking of getting a transition tr250 frame sometime next year when i come to replace my intense. i want something with more travel but not a full on dh bike. i want to splash out on it as well as i won't be getting a new bike till after uni so i'm thinking 2013 saint drivetrain and brakes, deemax wheels, totem forks and vivid air shock

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Jul 13, 2012 15:35 pm

If you're going to go ahead with that, Jay, then careful with how you build it.
If you go over the top, you'll end up with a bike that is only suitable for DH, really. So you won't end up riding it much for anything else, and you'll regret not getting a "proper" DH bike.
Do you really need Deemax wheels, and Totems?

I've been there, done that.

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Re: Whats your realistic dream bike...

Postby Majski » Fri Jul 13, 2012 15:51 pm

Agree with this, seen plenty of people build a big heavy bike and end up only using it for DH, then wishing then just bought a DH bike. If you're going to go 'all mountain' then it has to tick the box of 'versitile'


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