This topic of longevity was broached in a recent Pinkbike podcast
. Flat pedals shoes were the item in question, but that discussion inevitably led to a debate about how long bike parts, in general, should last. There's no getting around the fact that parts and frames can break - smash anything into a pointy rock hard enough and you're going to incur some damage. So, we'd thought we'd ask you - "how long do parts last, really?". It will be interesting to see if expectations meet reality. Are you able to get a whole season out of a set of tires? Or do you find yourself scrounging up funds for another rear tire after one long weekend at the bike park?
The answers to this week's poll are in duration of time simply because not many people record the distance covered. I would suggest 'regular riding' is about three times per week. There are, of course, some people who ride more than this and others who perhaps don't. In a perfect world they'll cancel one another out, to a degree, and this way should give us an average. We're also assuming you ride your bikes and components for their intended purpose and aren't doing shuttle runs with your XC hardtail.