We asked Cycling Weekly readers to pick a favourite machine from their impressive bicycle collections
We would bet that there are very few readers of Cycling Weekly that have restricted their bike collection to just one model.
Everyone knows that you can never have enough bikes, whether that is just restricted to road bikes – for winter riding, for ‘best’, for commuting, etc – or whether you have one of everything – road, mountain, BMX, cyclo-cross, fixie, folder, track, unicycle…
We recently asked readers how many bikes they owned and which particular model was their favourite.
Do you have a favourite machine? Or do you love them all equally? Tell us in the comments box below.
My dad’s response to this question has always been “I don’t know where the bikes end and the spare parts start”. I’m gradually turning into him…
Currently I have five and like children, although they’re all different, I have no favourite.
Three. A Bianchi Via Nirone, Forme ATT 1.0, and Scott Foil 15 as pictured (below). Scott is the favourite.
Three and they are all a favourite but for different reasons. The Scott Contessa 29er for cruising the moor tops, the Specialized Vita Sport hybrid for pure versatility and the Ribble Sportive road bike for speed and responsiveness.
N+1 bikes is the right number to own; where n = the number of bikes currently in one’s garage.
Five bikes. Two road, one track, one 29er and one BMX. My six-year-old son has three: road, mtb and BMX. My four-year-old daughter has four: balance bike, 12-inch mtb, 16-inch mtb and of course her girlie pink bike. My wife has one, and she says that’s all she needs. So in total we have 13! Oh dear that’s an unlucky number. I’d better get looking for another bike.
Jansch Aza Greatrix
Giant Propel Advanced SL, TCR Advanced SL, XTC Advanced SL 29er (pictured below). All are my favourite… Giant still offers value for money.
Only one, which changes colour and shape… Well, that’s what I tell the better half! Five and two halves if anyone else asks. Love the cheap cyclo-cross bike most as I think as it’s a jack of all trades (master of none but pretty good at most).
I own two: a new one and an old one. The old one (a 1980’s Mercier) is my favourite as she was my first road bike and is simply beautiful to look at and touch. She is way more stylish than I am!
Only one at the moment (pictured below)
Road bike, ratty mountain bike and my beloved Planet X Exocet 2 time trial bike. The time trial bike was an amazing gift, something that I would never, ever have been able to afford, lives wrapped up in a duvet between races.
Three bikes owned but I reckon my 17-year-old Bianchi is still my favourite. Always been a lovely ride and still in great condition. It cost £500 back in 1997, which was a lot back then, but I’ve certainly had my money’s worth over the years. Classic bike.
I have four. My favourite is a fixie. It’s electric blue and a joy to ride. So simple.
Two road bikes: a Chas Roberts Audax Special from 2002 and a Specialized Roubaix. It has to be said that the Roberts is the better ride, it’s marginally heavier but fits like a glove and has a wonderful nippy but supple feel.
As a custom bike builder I currently have 14 of my own, a mixture of chromoly retros, aluminium road and track, and carbon-fibre road and track. My favourites at present are the 2015 Colnago C60, my current project, and 2015 yellow and black Pinarello Dogma. I almost forgot my 2015 Cervelo S5.