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The bike thread - mountain, road, fat, TT, DJ, cross... what are you riding?

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
Any other cyclists on here? What are you riding. Between my wife and I we have 7 bikes and #8 is being built from the frame up.
 

lnical

New member
Road mainly.

Any other cyclists on here? What are you riding. Between my wife and I we have 7 bikes and #8 is being built from the frame up.

I mainly ride road. Bikes include: newish carbon road bike, 10 year old Aluminum road bike (I really should sell this one), 16 year old full suspension steel road bike and a Brompton folding bike purchased in England.

Last ride was just after Christmas. I'm waiting for the snow to clear, I probably won't ride much until April.

I just purchased my GTI this week. I don't know if I will primarily transport the bike inside or have a hitch installed and use a rack.

Do you transport your bike with your Golf/GTI? How?

lnical.
 

Twize

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
California, US
Been a MTB cyclist originally for +20yrs. Recently about 4yrs ago got into Road Bikes/Cycling through a family member and have been hooked ever since. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy MTB'n every now and then. 2013 was a crazy season of completing "bucket list" cycling events like "Death Ride, Alta Alpina 8 Challenge, California Triple Crown and others). Glad that's over! What a pain in the rear that was. :D While I still enjoy road biking, I'm taking it easy this year on the long distance & endurance stuff. My Old body can't recovery as fast anymore.

The OEM racks and Thule Paceline 527 have been holding up great for bringing my bike(s) to/from cycling events/spots.

Great to hear there are other cyclist hear. :)
 

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DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
I go back and forth between mountain and road. The past 2 years I've done a ton of road biking, my wife and I did Ironman Boulder in 2014 and Ironman Louisville in 2013 so we did lots and lots and lots of road miles training for those.

My wife and I both have identical Ketrel tri bikes except mine has ENVE wheels and an Adamo saddle and hers has Zipp Firecrest wheels and a WTB saddle. I have a Specialized Tricross Comp cyclocross bike and she has a Scatante cyclocross bike. I have a Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 hardtail, she has an old Trek 6000 disc and a Scott Scale Expert carbon hardtail 29er with upgrades. And I'm currently in the process of building a Devinci full suspension 29er.

my wife's Scott Scale


Wife rocking the old Trek


My Tricross


The TT bikes


Wife with her CX bike after the Boulder floods


Most of the bikes in the "pain cave" lol




Ironman Louisville


My Stumpjumper


action shot


My new bike hauler after ditching the MK6
 

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
Here's the details on the new bike thats in the works, I have most of the parts sitting here in a pile.

2015 Devinci Atlas XL carbon frame (supposed to come in February sometime)
Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock
Rock Shox Pike RCT3 140mm fork
Race Face Turbine cinch crank
Race Face direct mount narrow wide 28t chain ring
Race Face cinch BB92 bottom bracket
SRAM X01 11 speed rear derailleur
SRAM X01 10-42 11 speed cassette
SRAM X01 11sp shifter
SRAM XX1 11sp chain
Ergon GS1-L grips
Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
Shimano 180mm RT-86 Ice-tech front rotor
Shimano 160mm RT-86 Ice-tech rear rotor
Shimano XT cageless SPD pedals
32 hole tubeless WTB Frequency i25 29er rims
DT Swiss 240 6 bolt disk hubs - 15mm Maxle front and 12x142 rear
SRAM 11 speed XD driver body
DT Swiss ProLock alloy nipples
DT Swiss Super Comp spokes
Orange Seal tubeless sealant
Thomson MTB Carbon Trail bars (just ordered)
Thomson Elite X4 80mm 10* stem (just ordered)
WTB Trail Boss rear tire (just ordered)
WTB Vigilante front tire (just ordered)
WTB Pure V Pro saddle (just ordered)

That just leaves some small miscellaneous items like headset spacers and cable housings. I'm waiting on buying a seatpost, I'm going to borrow to check the fit and then decide if I want a setback post or straight post. I'll probably buy a Thomson, and maybe switch to a dropper down the road.
 

the bruce

Go Kart Champion
Location
land
Car(s)
Golf GTI Mk.V 2008
Still own a 1985 Bianchi with Columbus steel tubing.
Most of the componentry is Campagnolo Victory.
 

Gwen

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
United States
This is my baby. Although I do not have a roof rack yet :( and I do not want to use the saris bones that I had on my old car. While it works great it really scratched the car paint. That is not gonna fly with the mk7.
 

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lnical

New member
I go back and forth between mountain and road. ...

Wow! Great photos and what a lot of cycling. It's great when there are two of you who are both crazy about the same thing!

I'm just a slow roadie. I ride for fun, short rides -- occasionally commute to work by bike. Sometimes, I leave the bike at work and ride with co-workers at lunch. That won't be happening until there is some warmer weather here. Most likely in April.

lnical.
 

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
Since everyone likes bike porn... after seeing a huge Hawk take a run at my neighbors little chihuahua I grabbed my good camera to tried to get some pics of it. Since I got a chance to ride some dirt this morning before breakfast put me in a biking mood and I had my camera out so I grabbed my macro lens and took some detail pics on some of the parts pile waiting for the Devinci build.













































 

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
It's great when there are two of you who are both crazy about the same thing!

Sometimes, I leave the bike at work and ride with co-workers at lunch

Yeah it's fun that we do the hobbies together, mountain biking, skiing, triathlons, obstacle course racing (Tough Mudder and things like that).

I have a fun little place to ride during lunch.....

The Valmont Bike Park














 

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
Here's some of the local rides.

Betasso Preserve. It's in a mountain lion habitat, they warn that by the time you've gotten 200 yards from the trailhead that you've already been spotted by one.














Heil Ranch





















Flatirons Vista/Marshal Mesa, I trail run here after work a lot,













Buffalo Creek is insanely good, it's an IMBA Epic. The usual loop is about 25 miles with roughly 4000 feet of elevation gain.

















Walker Ranch. Really technical riding and a monster set of "stairs" you get to hike a bike up if you want to ride it as a loop.






The "stairs"





















Lair 'O The Bear. Super fun flowy trail, mostly smooth and relatively high speed with a couple of rock gardens.
























A winter ride (my wife's first) at Picture Rock


















We were ridding along and a pack of horses came running through












 

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
This is my baby. Although I do not have a roof rack yet :( and I do not want to use the saris bones that I had on my old car. While it works great it really scratched the car paint. That is not gonna fly with the mk7.

Hitch mount is the way to go
 

Twize

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
California, US
Dbestgti, awesome trail pix! Do you happen to have a pix of your Gti with the hitchmount? I'm still open to this. Though the roof racks do the job, still a little annoying with all the wind noise. Another funny caveat to roof mounts is I always have one of those cycling buddies thinking it's ok for them to take initiative and load their own bikes on my car. I have a couple of roof dings on my past cars to prove that. ;)
 

DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boulder
My GTI didn't have a rear view camera but my 4Runner does, it doesn't block it on the truck but it's mounted a little off center. Not sure how it would work on a MK7.

I put a Draw Tite Hidden Hitch on it. It's pretty low key and tucked up under there.


Then I added a Thule rack, it holds 2 bikes, the rack locks to the hitch, the hitch locks to the bike, and a cable pulls out of the rack to lock to the frames.


Then I added roof racks as well.


Because I needed a space bubble, with Colorado weather it varied every weekend if we were going to bike or ski. On more than 1 occasion we've skied in the morning and biked int he afternoon.




Then I finally gave up and bought a 4Runner since it's a much better fit for our lifestyle.
 
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