I would happily ride another Santacruz. I used to have a jackal that I sold to fund a Downhill bike. It was a solid jump bike! I loved taking it dow to the local BMX track.
Anyway, here are my steeds:
The stumpjumper - Love this bike. After a few years of riding solidly on it, I am feeling very ‘at one’ with it. I know how it is meant to ride and if something just a little is off, I can usually tell straight away. I have a video uploading at the moment of me and the stumpy out on the trails today.
Then there is my BigHit. Good for fun, not for racing as it is a little too soft.
And my latest member of the dirt family is the singlespeed on-on. I ride this 3 times a week on my lunch break up and around 15kms of singletrack close to my work. It feels strange to be back on a rigid MTB after spending so long on my last two dualies.
This is my old Cannondale. It was shit for attacking as the front fork didn’t have a lockout.
And before that was my first modern MTB. A Giant ATX 860… I would love to find one of these frames around, they were so damn light!
Here is the Video of my local trails…
Stromlo Mountain Bike Chest Cam on Vimeo
Or if you like the youtubes.
YouTube - Stromlo GoPro Test