May 16, 2011

A few questions to ponder…


On a short 3 hour bike ride on Saturday with bromantic overtones galore, some critical questions popped up between myself and one Collin Allin. We have spent years riding in some amazing places and we always talk about the important things in life i.e. Bicycles and Girls. We`ll keep material to the first topic today and I was hoping to get a bit of a discussion going in the comments area of this post for the pure purpose of putting down something you want, putting it out there to a greater powers and letting the world know that this is what you are lusting for when it comes to 2 wheels. Here we go:

1. If you could ride any road bike, what would that be? Frame, Wheels & Groupset.

2. If you could ride any time trial bike, what would it be? Frame, Wheels, Groupset and Aerobar.

3. If you could ride any mountain bike, what would it be? Frame, Wheels, Groupset and Tyre selection.

4. What is the greatest bike product ever invented?

I could spend a day talking about the first question, so give me your 4 answers below and I will add my selection as we go. Interaction interaction. Currently I am riding a Cervelo P4, a Black Spade Racing Road, a Morewood Kwela 29 and am busy building a custom single speed bike for commuting. Are these my 4 ultimate rides? Answer the questions and let’s see…

7 Comments on “A few questions to ponder…

Cormac Tooze
May 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

1. Cannonade SuperSix Evo Ultimate
2. Specialized Shiv
3. Specialized S-Works Epic 29er
4. Clipless pedals

Simon Cross
May 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

1. Trek Madone 9.9SSL – Mavic Ksyriums SL – Dura-ace/Di2
2. Trek Speed Concept – Zipp Firecrest/Zedteck 808 front, Zipp Zedtech Sub9 Disc – Dura-ace/Di2
3. Trek Elite 9.9SSL – Bontrager Race XXX Lite – Shimano XTR – (tyres – Mmm?)
4a. The drive train…dur! (Greatest bike product EVER)
4b. Gears (Since the drive train)
4c. Clipless pedals (Modern times)
4d. Di2 (Last few years) – Need them? No! Use them though and you’ll NEVER want to go back…sad but true. haha

Mikey Keith
May 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

1) Specialized Venge/Zipp 303 front and rear/SRAM Red Black Edition

2)Specialized Shiv/Zipp 404 front and rear/SRAM Red Black Edition

3) Morewood Zula (my hand polished frame if it wasn’t broken!)/Stan’s MMX Podium rims laced to Chris King wheels/SRAM XX full gruppo/Geax Siguaro Tubeless tyres…..basically what I have now, except with the addition of XX. I loved that bike! I just need a new frame after Xterra Santa Cruz..

4) Serious toss up between clipless pedals and tubeless tyres. Those and foam grips. Cos they’re awesome.

May 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

1. Custom Trek 6.9 SSL , Zipp ZED3 Custom Ceramic, SRAM RED

2. Custom Trek Speed Concept 9.9, Zipp ZED Sub-9 + Zipp ZED8 Ceramic, Shimano Dura Ace Lite Di2,

3. S-Works Stumpjumper Carbon HT 29er, Mavic C29ssmax, SRAM XX

4. Toss up between clipless pedals and the aerobar but I will go for the later because it made us all faster.

PS. Commuting on a pure fixie (no brakes or freewheel) is probably the greatest of all life’s pleasures

May 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

1. Scapin Style Steel and Carbon, Reynolds wheels with 7900 DuraAce.
2. TT? Not my thing really but probably something old and steel, Shimano AX DuraAce perhaps.
3. A custom Ti full sus Titus and a steel Niner SS, not a big fan of mtb’s made from a material that should be keeping your veggies fresh in the fridge (tupperware).
4. The riser bar and the disc brake.

Johan Stemmet
May 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

1. Cervlo S3 with Zipp 404 wheels, SRAM red
2. Cervelo P4 Zipp 808 wheels, SRAM red with R2C shifters
3. Specialized S-works Epic 29er with Sram XX,
4. Clipless pedals, Powermeter

Jimmy Redman
May 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

1+2+3 are all whatever I can get my hands on
4 just has to be THE WHEEL


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