Most popular Bike Brands

by Tinternet_tim   April 6, 2014  

Although none of us were that surprised by the news story this week about the top 3 bike brands for sportives it did get me thinking. Although there are loads of Spesh, Trek and Giant bikes out there (I just need to look at my employers bike sheds), of the people I cycle with at weekends or on the few sportives I have done, their bikes have been Canyon, Cannondale, Plant-X and only 1 Giant.

As I am a stats fan, would everyone be interested in doing our own survey and I'll pull together the results in a couple of weeks. And to make our survey EVEN MORE comprehensive than theirs Smile, how about we take into account the n+1 factor and list which brand of bike you use for the below 3 types of road riding, e.g. (my entry below)

Commute = Trek
Sportive = Colnago
Race = N/A

If there is no appetite for this or if only a few respond then I'll let this slowly disappear down the forum, however if we have a big enough sample size I'll collate the results in a few weeks and publish the results.

Cheers
Tim

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Winter: Trek 1.9
Summer: Giant TCR Advanced 2
(I'm so common Rolling Eyes )

Commute/pub: Marin

posted by egb [43 posts]
7th April 2014 - 10:48

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No commuting for me, so;

Winter/ Wet day - Cube Attempt
Summer / Dry day - Cube Litening Super HPC Pro

and the Mrs....

Winter / Wet day - Spesh Secteur
Summer / Dry day - Planet X Pro Carbon

posted by Martyn_K [74 posts]
7th April 2014 - 10:49

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Don't commute anymore although i used to use a Viner Gladius for that
Weekend/sportive - Ridley
TT/Tri - Look

posted by md6 [172 posts]
7th April 2014 - 11:25

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On Road - Giant
Off Road - Specialized
Dragging Kids - Dawes

posted by Bokonon [33 posts]
7th April 2014 - 12:48

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Commute: Ribble Audax
Genesis Flyer
Sportive/Audax: Kinesis T2
Race: Ridley Cheetah TT

Twitter - @StuKerton

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posted by stuke [335 posts]
7th April 2014 - 15:53

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Commute: Revolution Cross Pro

(Revolution is Edinburgh Bicycle's own brand)

Got milk? Doesn't fit in your bottle cage? Get a Carton Cage.

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posted by userfriendly [378 posts]
7th April 2014 - 15:59

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Commute - Felt Z95
Sportive - Boardman Pro Carbon SLR
Race - Boardman Pro Carbon SLR

posted by Harryb2996 [20 posts]
7th April 2014 - 17:13

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Commute; Giant defy

Sportive; Ribble sportive bianco

Race; Kawasaki Liar

Hell yes I want to keep the NHS free for all

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posted by Beefy [262 posts]
7th April 2014 - 17:13

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Commute (and a little bit of CX training last year) = Ridley X-Bow
Weekend/Sportive = Ridley Orion

posted by adamtaylor [54 posts]
7th April 2014 - 17:50

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no commuting for me, but:

MBR - GT
CX - Kinesis
Road Winter - Vitus
Road Summer - Ridley
TT - Ridley

posted by Simon.R [14 posts]
7th April 2014 - 17:55

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Ghost Race Actinum 5000 - my do it all road/Commute/Sportive bike

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posted by OsPeregringo [51 posts]
7th April 2014 - 18:37

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Winter: Trek 1.5
Summer: Wilier Gran Turismo

posted by pirnie [202 posts]
7th April 2014 - 19:08

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commute- Ridgeback
Winter-Lynskey
Summer- Cyfac

posted by hammond83 [32 posts]
7th April 2014 - 19:09

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Commute - Quella fixie
Winter/training - Cube
Race - Canyon CF SLX

posted by rabeynon [45 posts]
7th April 2014 - 21:27

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Commute - Specialized
Winter - Bianchi
Race/Summer - Cannondale

posted by MattT53 [140 posts]
7th April 2014 - 22:13

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Commute: BSA Javelin bitsa fixie. Although that's currently off the road due to an errant chain ring! So, I'm back to my Raleigh Aero Max Pro singlespeed MTB-type thing (affectionately known as General Dog's Body)

Sunday Best: Planet-X Pro Carbon (doesn't get used as much as I'd like - families, eh?!)

posted by Jimbonic [115 posts]
7th April 2014 - 22:19

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Giant SCR2= just one bike.

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posted by Comrade [177 posts]
7th April 2014 - 22:26

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Commute - Koga Miyata
Winter - Ribble
Summer - Onix

posted by antonyr5 [48 posts]
8th April 2014 - 15:17

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Commute - Boardman CX
Winter - Boardman CX
Weekend/Fun - Boardman CX

I only have one bike. So massive N+1 feels for me.

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posted by Dapper Giles [68 posts]
8th April 2014 - 15:40

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Weekend / fun Spesh Secteur (first road bike)
Late summer above to be replaced with a Rose / Canyon

posted by boyfrom64 [2 posts]
8th April 2014 - 15:45

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Commute, Wednesday night chain gang, pulling kids trailer & weekend bike= Kinesis GF

posted by GREGJONES [180 posts]
8th April 2014 - 19:40

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Commute - Felt F95

Sportive - Felt AR5

Yup, I'm a fan of the Felt! Applause

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posted by chrisp1973 [57 posts]
8th April 2014 - 20:42

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Winter = trek 1.5
Summer or dry winter days = planet X RT58

posted by BigAl68 [56 posts]
8th April 2014 - 20:51

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commute; giant
winter dawes
best days raleigh

posted by philtregear [84 posts]
8th April 2014 - 21:40

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Commute / Sportive: Rose Pro SL (only bike)

posted by newtonk [29 posts]
9th April 2014 - 11:45

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There's been a shake-up in my stable recently, so now I've got:
Best/fast bike: Open mould special
Vastly over-specced winter bike: Planet-X SL Pro Carbon
Bike to leave at the parents should the need arise: Trek 5400
Commuter 1: Neil Orrell steel beauty
Commuter 2: Random alloy single speed. It's yellow.

posted by bashthebox [738 posts]
9th April 2014 - 11:50

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Commute (Winter) = Whyte Charing cross
Commute (Summer) = Genesis Equilibrium 853
Sportive = Pinarello FP2

Although I rode the Essex Spring Lamb on the Genesis

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posted by Wesselwookie [166 posts]
9th April 2014 - 11:52

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Commute / Fun: Charge Plug 3

posted by barbarus [55 posts]
9th April 2014 - 14:16

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Commute: Merida Cyclocross 4
Weekend/Fun: Dolan Tuono SL

posted by underwood [6 posts]
9th April 2014 - 14:38

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posted by Otis Bragg [141 posts]
9th April 2014 - 16:07

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