#readersrides week four Halloween edition

A terrifying downhill trike, aerobars on a mountain bike, and other freakish Frankenbikes

Fancy getting your bike into one of our galleries for tens of thousands of bike fans to see? Every week at BikeRadar we'll be giving 10 lucky individuals that opportunity.

Every Friday we'll be requesting pictures of your bike via our Twitter page. Then, we'll select 10 of the submitted pictures to feature in a gallery for all to see. 

This week's readers' rides

Here at BikeRadar we've decided to celebrate Halloween in an altogether different way, and so this week's readers' rides is a Frankenbike takeover. We asked you guys earlier this week to come out with your most obscure bicycle builds, and sure enough we received some pretty scary responses.

Kicking off we've got this 'fat trike' from The Bike Pedaler. Equipped with Marzocchi's Shiver downhill fork and rubber wide enough to frighten children, it's truly a Frankenstein creation. Even its owner was trembling when he took this pic…

Whyte's PRST full susser looked weird enough when it was new but this purple example sent over by Bobs Bikes has truly given us the creeps.

Don Kirkham sent over two unholy creations but his aero-bar equipped Specialized Hardrock won the freakshow. We really don't know how to feel about this.

Gamdo submitted this 1994 Specialized Crossroads – dubbed the MonsterCross, it's now a drop bar equipped singlespeed that rolls on 700x40 rubber. Strangely, it works for us.

Meet Frank, the Woodrup time trial bike of Sol Findley. The saddle alone was enough to qualify it for this list. 

VeloDynamics sent over this awesome looking Dimond bike – equipped with full Dura-Ace Di2 and a Flo disc/90 wheel combo, it manages to be both trick and treat.

Switching back to normal bikes we've got this spooky shot of Sean Parry's Cannondale Trigger on the 373 section, of Y Wal, Afan Forest.

There's nothing scary though about Nick Long's Genesis CDF. Here it is sitting pretty in front of the Exe estuary on the south coast of Devon.

Meanwhile Evie McDermott sent over this recently renovated 1992 Reynolds 753 road bike.

Australian reader Dan Humphrey dropped us this shot of his racey Merida Ninety-Six, complete with an enviable backdrop.

Want to get your ride featured? To get involved, simply tweet a picture of your bike to the BikeRadar Twitter page next Friday and be sure to add the hashtag #readersrides. You must own the copyright of the images, or have permission from the person who does. Photos will only be used for BikeRadar Readers' Rides. We do not offer payment for the use of photos in this circumstance.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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