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Thinking about bikes I never had last night
Kinda of like women
Always wanted one of these

Trek Y-five0
Thought this was gorgeous
Full Xtr
Special Edition
I think Trek was the first to make good suspension design
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and this for sure

The Merlin Newsboy
Sold as a frame kit
Titanium retro looks coupled with modern mountain bike geometry
Sooo sexy


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and once trials came into my radar
And The Megamo Equippe pro 26
Guy I knew at Purdue had one. Duncan Kopp Richardson or something like that
It was awesome
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I tend to dig the stuff that was new when I came into cycling

not much of the newer stuff makes me hot and bothered

post up some dream bikes or something
 

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That’s gotta be Seattle or Portland
Somewhere in PNW
I remember seeing some crazy double and triple decker bikes

did you all ever have yellow bikes (the community share bikes) in Seattle?
That shit lasted like 10 minutes in Eugene
 

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There are so many thousands of brightly colored trashbikes and scooters around here. The most common ones are red and say JUMP but those used to be owned by Lime and at that time I think they were green. There are many others. Various sizes and shapes. Some look like folders that dont fold. Others like tiny motorcycles. All have motors. Turns out a city full of absolutely vicious hills is not a good fit for putting first timers on pedal powered machines. I think that blue one in the pic is actually NYC but I def assumed it was Bay Area at first.
 

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Damn!! That thing is proper built
They were ahead of the curve, integrated headset and such
I require more bike porn such as this
Please keep it coming

Love the single speed mod with the spoke through the derailleur.
For some reason stocks had to have 5 speeds at that time per the rules, so silly
So we’d toss on that road cassette that never got used
 

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Anything else I post is probably just going to be high end mountain bike stuff. That's what I'm surrounded by now and retro mountain bikes kinda suck for the terrain we have here.

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Where is here?
Retro bikes do kinda suck but at one time they were the new cool thing. It just brings back memories for me. Started riding mountain bikes in 94. Purple anodized everything, bar ends, suspension stems if you were lucky. I think the Rock Shox pinnacle of technology was the Mag10. Terrible but but good times.
Much like this site, it makes me nostalgic.
Post whatever you please, please.
 

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Easy fix agrade... If your newest mtb is over 20 years old, everything still rides the same.

I used to ride a 23c tired single speed 1980s hybrid peugeot steel frame bike down los angeles’ closest downhill /technical trail- tons of rocks and stream crossings. I would destroy people on that rigid $100 bike, them new $5,000 bikes don’t make anyone go fast..

I’ve also never ridden any mtb bikes made since 2001... so I know nothing of new technologies
 

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Same as you Tonk. I didn't ride anything "new" until I got my Cotic Hardtail 29" Cheap, but also from like 2016 or something. I don't know about suspension anything. I've never even ridden a dual sus bike to even try it out.
 

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Am I the only ibis hater ? I had an alibi in the late 90s, they started as a california great bicycle situatuon... didnt they get sold to ching chang chiner in the early 2000s? Brian lopes had one at hans reys and I tried to talk about that, he was not interested.


edit- yeah the owner sold it and they went bankrupt in 2000, the last time I ever looked at mtb “trends”.. the new ones look so gross but all of new mountain bike stuff looks hideous so par for the course. Giving people eye AIDS one disgusting paint job and bizarre frame shape after another.
 

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Ibis bikes ride really well, I'd totally have one. Shame you can't get hold of one, covid has fucked heaps of my friends' bike plans.

If you're judging bikes by their paint, or by Lopes, or what country they're designed or made in, those problems are your own. Chinese and Taiwanese factories produce higher quality alloy and carbon frames than anywhere else. Everyone knows that Lopes is a wanker, the paint looks great and although I'm not on board with Ibis' swoopy designs, I can appreciate that it's exceptionally functional.
 

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I thought you had a steel Mojo that you loved? I've owned 3 Ibis, I've ridden with Scott Nichol and I was in an article with John Castellano and Steve Potts so i might be a little biased.
they bought it back ? as long as its still all USA i am into it... I raced on an alibi, but had a steel mojo and dreamed of that ti small full suspension frame they had....
 

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Pretty nice
Looks suspiciously like my Canyon
Probably same frame manufacturer
Ebikes sound like a joke that’s funny
Until the same guy passes you three times on the same trail while climbing…
 

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In all honesty, if i could have any bike in the world right now it would be this:
Rotwild E750 ebike I'm old, what can i say. It's only $10600. :ROFLMAO: View attachment 42214

I don’t even know what any of that is 🤣

No one guessed my frame... easily greatest bike i ever rode,

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and id take its coaster brake 40 year old single speed klunkin klunk down any trail faster than 90% of ibis or bizarre $100,000 batman bike with gay ass tubes iders.
 
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