My stable of mountain bikes include, and have included...
2008 Trek Fuel Ex 8 - I try to ride this one regularly - it is a good time
1999 Schwinn Homegrown - This was my primary ride that migrated into a city beater... first "real" mountian bike. It is a shame that I took such poor care of it.
I've also had a 2003 Giant NRS1 which was a quick bike which won me many middle of the road sport mtb races- but I decided I wanted to ride longer distances (12/24 hour solo... which never materialized) and migrated to the fuel above. This bike replaced a custom build on a 2001 Homegrown Factory frame (17"). Really nice frame, but it never had the ride quality of the 1999 frame (15") which I still own, but don't ride really because the fuel is just too much fun.
Ride: Well....not in the last two years.
I used to ride it in the winter on the Illinois Prairie Path (crushed limestone) in a big group hammer fest after dark, but now spend all my time on the trainer in that time of year.
It's an 8 speed Specialized Stumpjumper with a mix of XT and XTR stuff hanging on it. Judy fork.
It was a fun ride. After everybody got rolling along we'd spend lots of time in the 42x12 and 11. I used to have over 50 watts of lights on my lightbar.
I've got a little bit of everything (check my signature)
2 road bikes
1 Cross bike
I actually started riding bikes as an adult on a MTB and raced them for a while, doing fairly well. Then I dropped out of riding all together for a while and picked it back up with road riding and now road racing and for the first time cyclocross racing in the fall.
Hardtail - 07 Specialized RockHopper Comp Disc
Full Suspension - 07 Felt Virtue Two
I try and get as much trail riding in as possible. My full suspension bike is my full-time trail riding bike now whereas my hardtail's been relegated to riding around down to the beach with the wife. I love trail riding at night.
I use my road bike for the occasional commute to work and some training or self-imposed century rides on the weekends.
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