Last month’s poll took a look at what type of bikes we all ride and in particular what amount of travel do most of our readers have on their main mountain bike. The results are in and they are somewhat surprising….
200mm + Travel 5%
170mm + Travel 10%
150 -170 Travel 55%
120 – 150 Travel 25%
Less than 120mm 2.5%
Legs are suspension bro 2.5%
If we dive into the figures it’s not surprising that 70% of our readers are riding bikes with greater than 150mm of travel, what is surprising is that only 5% are on downhill bikes. The long travel Enduro bike is also a rare breed with only 10% opting for the longer travel on their trail bike. The bulk of the readership are on all mluntain trail bikes with 150-170mm travel, the perfect bikes for SEQ gravity trails, in fact one could argue that’s more than you need some times.
Oddly enough we have a small portion of readers still riding either hardtails or XC bikes, we won’t use the term ‘Down country’ because it’s ridiculous. Whilst we all love a long travel bike, we are also happy to welcome anyone riding any bike. As long as you are on a bike, then you are heading in the right direction. Check out this month’s poll below….