I’m curious — I’m sure I’m not the only one like this — is there a bike out there the you REALLY want that you just can’t justify?
I’m not talking about a bike that your wife/husband/partner won’t let you buy…I’m talking about a bike that makes you play cycling Tetris in your head. A bike that YOU can’t justify because you have it’s intended use covered in your current stable.
I’ll go: I race gravel 3-4 times a year. Michigan gravel races are my favorite way to compete. They are fast and road-like. My current gravel race bike is a Norco Search Carbon Ultegra 2017. I race with 700x35 tires and has clearance for up to 42mm rubber. But…
…I’m dying to buy an Open U.P.
Takes 700 and 650 wheels…light, stuff, rugged. Hot.
And If I bought it, I’d have absolutely no use for it outside of my Norco
I’ve got a dedicated Tri bike that I never use anymore, a dedicated road bike, my Norco gravel racer and am about to take delivery on my first mountain bike…but, damn, that OPEN U.P. is a looker