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supertight
25-02-09, 08:10 AM
I thought it would be fun to raise this one!

The rules are you allowed up to $10,000 to spend and that's it. Bear in mind that versatility might have to play a major factor if you like off-road and on-road, or are you prepared to give one or the other up for that dream machine! Please post images and links of the bikes too. I'm still not sure what i would go for but will post up as soon as i know.

Justin Fox
25-02-09, 08:33 AM
Such a tough call. For versatility I'd have to go for a mountain bike if it was to be my only bike and I'd perhaps try to avoid carbon if I want it to last for the rest of my life (that rules out the Ibis Mojo).

keromx
25-02-09, 09:09 AM
Hmm would have to be mtb. Cos I'm enjoying the blur LT at the moment I guess I would be content with the latest model. That's a bit boring eh? the only other bike I am considering is the Gary fisher roscoe top of the range (I think it's roscoe iii). Either option with custom upgraded top of the line parts could easily nudge 10 big ones. Agree alluminium would be my choice too.

LordOnOne
25-02-09, 09:40 AM
It changes day by day, today it’s the Chumba VF2 but tomorrow it could be the Orange Five, Niner Rip9 or one of the other bikes I like the most. Be a real shocker if I chose something that didn’t have suspension. You never know…

I would be more than happy with this built up with the bits I want, I've got dibs on the blue version. :cool:

http://www.chumbaracing.com/images/vf2_frame_01_zoom.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3210700303_b56bf8e0de_b.jpg

I'm faithfully placing my trust for a life of cycling in carbon seatstays!!!!!!!!!!

Matt Mead
25-02-09, 10:23 AM
yeti dj frame decked out

Jing
25-02-09, 10:31 AM
id prolly build up a super light am bike with an adjustable travel fork.

something around 11kg with 140mm of travel....say ibis mojo sl or failing that something from the trail bike catogery of 120mm .... stumpjumper s-works,

EGG80X
25-02-09, 11:03 AM
a hard tail XC rig..... like a giant xtc carbon
less things to maintain and break lol

BT180
25-02-09, 11:18 AM
Easy decision for me; 2009 Santa Cruz Nomad with XTR AM build and DHX5 Coil, in black.

http://f.imagehost.org/0044/untitled_10.jpg

Alienrain
25-02-09, 11:36 AM
Yeti 575

5.75inches of versatility

singletrack
25-02-09, 12:00 PM
Easy decision for me; 2009 Santa Cruz Nomad with XTR AM build and DHX5 Coil, in black.

http://f.imagehost.org/0044/untitled_10.jpg

i think SC bearings last a month- not a lifetime :D

BT180
25-02-09, 12:02 PM
i think SC bearings last a month- not a lifetime :D

Very funny! I should have some coin left over from my $10K for some spare SC pro-packs then!

crank
25-02-09, 05:35 PM
i think SC bearings last a month- not a lifetime :D

Lol. Got 2 years from mine by lubing them every 8 months. 4th time around i replaced them.

I'd go for another Nomad, CCDB, Lyrik Solo Air, XTR cranks, Crossmax SX wheels, XO gearing. Easily under $10k at the right bike shop.;)

a.davis12
25-02-09, 05:44 PM
litespeed archon, with no paint, custom fitted. DT swiss hubs on reynolds rims. masterpiece/x2 thomson stuff, dura ace gearing. ceramic bearings, Ti bolts.
ahh feck. overspent:(

supertight
25-02-09, 05:58 PM
Had a bit of time to think about this one.

Mine would have to be a Mountain Bike too. I reckon an Intense Tracer, Fox Talas 36, XTR Chainset, Avid Codes, some titanium bolts and carbon bits, Thomson Stem & Seat Post + Season Lift Pass to Le Gets in the French Alps :)

Justin Fox
25-02-09, 06:26 PM
I can't see any of these new bikes lasting a lifetime without a lot of care. I'm now thinking road bikes and hard tails again. Steel of-course! Still needs more thinking!

a.davis12
25-02-09, 06:37 PM
I can't see any of these new bikes lasting a lifetime without a lot of care. I'm now thinking road bikes and hard tails again. Steel of-course! Still needs more thinking!

steel rusts, Ti is forever!!

Jazzle
25-02-09, 06:58 PM
a Ti frame Singlespeed.... rigid and cable brakes... don't care about weight, durability/reliability > * for me

LordOnOne
26-02-09, 01:22 AM
How do you know how long you will live? I’d rather have to work on a bike more often if it’s one that I really want than a bike I semi want that is more reliable. Most of the bike mentioned here are frames so how do you know that my choice of parts won’t way outlast yours? If I chose a Rohloff it would probably last longer than all of your Sram and Shimano setups put together.

A Ti 29er would be a very good choice…
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3239787691_eab6f4a031_b.jpg

supertight
26-02-09, 07:51 AM
How do you know how long you will live?

Thats a good point and if i had the freeride bike of my dreams i probably would not live that long but at least i'd die a happy man :)

Justin Fox
26-02-09, 07:58 AM
HAHA. I'm still confused and not answering the OP's original question.

Inzane
26-02-09, 09:05 AM
I would go for my current rig. Only problem is I can wear out a drive train in just over a year... but the frame etc just keep on keeping on!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3516/3206061188_6386b526d6_b.jpg

jp.
26-02-09, 04:42 PM
You guys are nuts. When i'm old and grey and my grandkids are riding bicycles that hover, i sure as shit won't care about a mountain bike that got superseded by next years model.

I'll take something with history, taste, class, value and timeless looks.

http://www.biketype.com/pics/5573/full/eddy-merckx_molteni.jpg

Justin Fox
26-02-09, 05:28 PM
Yup I am starting to think roadie for sure. I'll makemy mind up some time next week :)

a.davis12
26-02-09, 06:48 PM
How do you know how long you will live? I’d rather have to work on a bike more often if it’s one that I really want than a bike I semi want that is more reliable. Most of the bike mentioned here are frames so how do you know that my choice of parts won’t way outlast yours? If I chose a Rohloff it would probably last longer than all of your Sram and Shimano setups put together.

A Ti 29er would be a very good choice…
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3239787691_eab6f4a031_b.jpg

an IF one would be best;)

beenee98
26-02-09, 10:08 PM
Most likely a Pivot Mach 5 with the XTR build kit (yes i know that bike in the picture has the XT kit - That's the colour design i'd want though)

http://www.bike-alog.com/bikepedia/Helpers/thumb2.aspx?w=800&h=800&filename=m5_bw_paint_09.jpg

addmin
26-02-09, 10:25 PM
i seriously wouldn't be able to decide, at the moment i have a bike for each style of riding (bmx, 4x, road, dj, dh, xc, fixie, etc) but i think i'd need at least a dh, bmx and fixie to make my life worth living.