What are your thoughts on having multiple rides for different purposes vs. one sweet (and expensive) ride to try and cover it all?
I have a sweet 26 in XC hardtail, but it is limited in doing some stuff a 29r FS could do easily it seems. Do you all take the opinion of different bikes for different purposes, or try to find one good combination that fits well and can do a little bit of everything?
I think I am leaning toward a stable of decent bikes that can do different tasks better for different experiences such as:
26 in XC hardtail
26 in FS
Rigid 29er Fatbike
Softail titanium for endurance rides
650b or mixed wheel frankenbike,
Etc. . .
(obviously I will never be able to do them all unless I hit the lottery, but a couple of budget builds on the above over the years would be possible)
It seems like it would be more fun to create lots of different builds over the years and keep them around instead of trying for the perfect Holy Grail bike that does it all. Thoughts?