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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 :), 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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velovoice [23 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute = Surly Cross Check
Sportive = Enigma Etape (custom)
Race = N/A

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Saint Mikie 41 [60 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Felt Z6

Sportive - Cannondale Super Six Evo

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arfa [767 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute felt
Don't do sportives but weekend bike is specialized
Mountain bike felt

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liverlepool [15 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - trek 2.1
Weekend - de rosa merak

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Flying Scot [918 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Cinelli
Everything else on road - Flying Scot

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s_lim [180 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute: Cinelli Gazetta
Race: Cinelli Experience

I like Cinelli bikes

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 2 years ago
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No commute for me but bad weather / turbo bike Specialized.

Comfort bike = Specialized. (A different one)

Fast bike = Pinarello.

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Mickybhoy [1 post] 2 years ago
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Commute = Giant OCR 2
Train / race = Cinelli Experience

I love Cinelli bikes too  16

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jollygoodvelo [1477 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute: Boardman CX
Weekends: Cannondale (well, the CAAD8 is broken but it got broken on a Sunday and I really want a Synapse.)

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S13SFC [134 posts] 2 years ago
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Everyday (non commute town bike) - Specialzed.

Sportive - Bianchi.

n+1 - Bianchi (late summer).

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s_lim [180 posts] 2 years ago
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Mickybhoy wrote:

Commute = Giant OCR 2
Train / race = Cinelli Experience

I love Cinelli bikes too  16

Mine took me to a win on an A4 race today, against some very expensive competition. Who needs carbon  3

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Jack Osbourne snr [475 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Boardman Hybrid (soon to be Boardman CX)
Sportive (Audax for me) - Zerofour Evolution Audax
Weekend - As above or Bianchi

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rnarito [46 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Giant Defy 1  3
Sportive - Felt Z3
Racing - Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod

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NickK123 [93 posts] 2 years ago
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Training: Dawes Stratos EP (old 531C)
Sportive: Enigma Equinox
Race: N/A

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Shades [303 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute: Cannondale H700 Hybrid
Sportive: Genesis Equilibrium 20
Race: n/a

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jasecd [403 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute: On One Pompetamine Self Build
Weekend: Trek

You'll probably see the Specialized number tumbling soon as they seem to be trying to ruin their reputation by suing everyone in sight.

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bollandinho [64 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Boardman CX

Weekend/Fun - Cannondale Synapse

Is call the Cannondale the fun bike, but the Boardman is more fun that a basket of monkeys.

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Scoob_84 [381 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Kinesis T2
Weekend/Fun - Cannondale Supersix (not the evo)

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egb [43 posts] 2 years ago
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Winter: Trek 1.9
Summer: Giant TCR Advanced 2
(I'm so common  29 )

Commute/pub: Marin

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Martyn_K [185 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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md6 [181 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't commute anymore although i used to use a Viner Gladius for that
Weekend/sportive - Ridley
TT/Tri - Look

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Bokonon [51 posts] 2 years ago
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On Road - Giant
Off Road - Specialized
Dragging Kids - Dawes

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stuke [335 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute: Ribble Audax
Genesis Flyer
Sportive/Audax: Kinesis T2
Race: Ridley Cheetah TT

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userfriendly [578 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute: Revolution Cross Pro

(Revolution is Edinburgh Bicycle's own brand)

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Harryb2996 [13 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute - Felt Z95
Sportive - Boardman Pro Carbon SLR
Race - Boardman Pro Carbon SLR

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Beefy [379 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute; Giant defy

Sportive; Ribble sportive bianco

Race; Kawasaki  44

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adamtaylor [61 posts] 2 years ago
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Commute (and a little bit of CX training last year) = Ridley X-Bow
Weekend/Sportive = Ridley Orion

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Simon.R [21 posts] 2 years ago
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no commuting for me, but:

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

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GiantGhostBike [47 posts] 2 years ago
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Ghost Race Actinum 5000 - my do it all road/Commute/Sportive bike

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pirnie [199 posts] 2 years ago
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Winter: Trek 1.5
Summer: Wilier Gran Turismo

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