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I’ve had my bike for 7 months now. I love it and ride the heck out of it. But every time I go into an LBS, I see my next bike. I just don’t know how to justify it. I think, maybe my older bike could go with me on trips and other risky endeavors where if I lost it, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. What I don’t want to happen is that the old bike becomes a basement queen, never to see daylight again. How do you multiple bike guys/girls justify the next bike? Not to mention I have to get it passed my spouse as well, hmmm.:rolleyes:
 

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Polycyclery is nothing to be ashamed of. As long as both bikes are treated ethically and honestly, everything should be fine.
 

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I knew I shouldnt only have one bike. I finally broke my frame and didn't have a bike for two weeks. That made me get off my ass and buy a hardtail frame. Then, I saw my brother getting ready to sell his old perfect condition road bike for 100 dollars, so I scooped that up. Now, I just went almost two months without a ride because of snow, so I'm going to get a fatbike.
It just kinda happens.
 

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After many many years of riding hardtails, I wanted a full suspension rig. Now, I ride my HT mostly on the road.

Ryan
 

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Sarguy said:
I've had my bike for 7 months now. I love it and ride the heck out of it. But every time I go into an LBS, I see my next bike. I just don't know how to justify it. I think, maybe my older bike could go with me on trips and other risky endeavors where if I lost it, it wouldn't be the end of the world. What I don't want to happen is that the old bike becomes a basement queen, never to see daylight again. How do you multiple bike guys/girls justify the next bike? Not to mention I have to get it passed my spouse as well, hmmm.:rolleyes:
I wanted a more heavy-duty bike that doesn't sound like it's falling apart when i'm riding down flights of stairs or steep descents :D
 

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rmi said:
After many many years of riding hardtails, I wanted a full suspension rig. Now, I ride my HT mostly on the road.

Ryan
I know this is bordering on "Beginners Forum" but I wanted the passionate responses. Follow up question; having never ridden a FS, does it make a world of difference on the trails?
 

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I don't remember what the reason was....I just built my 4th bike because I wanted to ride something with drop bars. LOL
 

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Sold a road bike to pick up a 29er. Had a Titus FTM at the time. 2 different kind of bikes. I also had a old Kona Ku HT, just got through putting it back together.

All 3 are just different. The HT is quick and nimble and light, the 29er is a S.S. The FTM is pure butter.
 

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same for me...

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The lilting lines of the frame and the ride....

I own lots of bikes, lots... Double digits... I couldn't imagine owning just one.
Gotta have have as many as possible.... My kids are the same way... Last count I think there was 29bikes between the 5 of us in the house..... :madman: :madman: :madman: :madman: :madman: :thumbsup:

Oh and the wife only has 1
 

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Bought a new hard tail 29er then found a used one that had better components and cost 1/3 as much. Sold the "new" one, then found a used dual suspension bike for a great price so I now have both HT and DS. I tend to ride the DS a bit more often but that will probably change since I put a new set of (used) Stans rims w/ CK hubs on there.
 

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Sarguy said:
I know this is bordering on "Beginners Forum" but I wanted the passionate responses. Follow up question; having never ridden a FS, does it make a world of difference on the trails?
yes. you can make a full suspension bike ride like a cadillac, like a hardtail, or anywhere on the spectrum between the two. some bikes are dedicated more towards one specific end of the spectrum though.
 

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Shark said:
Different bikes for riding conditions.
+1 Trail or training ride dictates which bike I ride.

Sarguy said:
I know this is bordering on "Beginners Forum" but I wanted the passionate responses. Follow up question; having never ridden a FS, does it make a world of difference on the trails?
Depends on the trail and your riding style/ fitness level. FS and hartail are different riding styles. I have each and I probably put 250 miles a year on my fs/ verses 1,5k+ on my hardtails and 2,5k miles on my road bike. In the end you gotta just ride what you like.
 

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Polycyclery is nothing to be ashamed of. As long as both bikes are treated ethically and honestly, everything should be fine.
It's harder than it looks. The number of bikes you own is inversely proportionate to the number of functioning bikes you own.
 
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