The Santa Cruz V10 has 8" of travel front and rear. When sitting static, it looks like a motocross bike without an engine. It's sinister. And it's not hard to imagine that it if had a soul, its spirit vehicle would be a King of the Hammers rig.
Each bike has an equivalent in the motorsports world, whether it's a square body Volvo with a half million miles on the odometer or a classic sports car. It just takes a little bit of imagination to unlock the possibilities.
Over on Reddit, user @Double-decker_trams has taken up the task of dreaming up a chart that covers just about everything from randonneuring to fat bikes.
For the full graphic, visit Reddit.