One £6000 Bike or Two £3000 Bikes?

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One £6000 Bike or Two £3000 Bikes?
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Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 0:58 Quote
Hey fellow riders!

So... hypothetically, you are in the market for a new bike.


Do you go with a 'quiver killer', one bike does it all, pretty high end, £6000 machine (change currency accordingly)


OR


Do you go direct brand or last years models, and buy two bikes. Say one trail bike and one enduro sled at around £3000 each.

Lets have your thoughts and opinions?!

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 2:15 Quote
One £3000 grand quiver bike and blow the change on drugs and hookers? Or sensibly buy what ever makes you more stoked?!

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 2:22 Quote
Depends... Do you ride different enough trails that one bike wouldn't do? Anyway, I think if you get 2 bikes you'll inevitably ride one of them much more.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 2:51 Quote
One bike and a trip, either way you get top notch stuff at 3000 without compromising performance if you spend wisely, from a point and beyond is mainly bling stuff and too much cost for marginal gains if at all

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 8:49 Quote
In the UK, one full sus, one hardtail for winter.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 8:55 Quote
5k nice bike, 1k hardtail for when you can't/don't want to ride the nice one.

or if you dont ride through winter, 2 3k bikes, but make them significantly different so as not to have the a constant 'which one' dilemma

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 9:20 Quote
This wasn't on purpose but I ended up with 2 bikes that together cost about 5k.

I first had a Giant Anthem Advanced SX 110/130 bike and wanted something with more suspension so I bought a Rocky Anthem instinct 140/160 29er.

My plan was to sell the Anthem and keep the Instinct as my one bike, however I ended up keeping both (for now), and use my Anthem for most of my trail riding and then my instinct for anytime I'm going to be doing anything that involved shuttling or a lot of down. This is working out great for me so far.

I don't think I'd ever spend 5K on just one bike, but I think in the end I'd much more prefer having the two bikes then just one. Also because the instinct has served really well as a second bike whenever I have a friend who is visiting and wants to go out riding.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 9:40 Quote
I'd go for two £3000 bikes. One 130/140 trail bike and a dh bike.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 23:07 Quote
Controversially i would get a 170mm £5k ebike for shuttles, AM and big days out and £1k hardtail for trail rides with friend's. ????

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 at 10:17 Quote
First, don’t spend 6k. Second, do you have a bike now that you plan to keep? Third, what type of riding do you plan to do.

I kept my old 3x9 26 inch bike with 80/90 suspension for light trials, XC, and roads, but a newer 29 hardtail would be better for that. And I bought a used 27.5 carbon 160/150 with top end components for everything else. 160/150 is overkill for where I ride, but it feels like riding a magic carpet compared to the old bike. If I had to choose only one bike, I think 29x2.4 (with option to switch to 27.5+) with 150/130 suspension would be my choice.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 at 12:14 Quote
2 bikes all day. I love having different bikes for whatever mood or trail I'm feeling like riding. Variety is more fun.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 at 5:07 Quote
2 bikes for me, I would probably split it £4k for a full suss and £2k for a hardtail.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 at 10:55 Quote
2 bikes for me. One would be an enduro /trail bike the second would be a hardtail jump bike.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 at 1:10 Quote
thanks for all the replys!

It was a hypothetical question, as im not in the market.... yet.

But when I am, the idea of an enduro bike and a hard tail are very appealing!

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 at 1:33 Quote
deli-hustler wrote:
I'd go for two £3000 bikes. One 130/140 trail bike and a dh bike.

I'm thinking this.

Albeit currently the bikes I ride the most are my DH bike and my Hardtail (But with a combined value of £1500) and I'm quite happy with that set up.

I mean, just to own one £3000 bike would be nice, let alone two!!!

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