Riding Bikes isn’t just a cool song by one of my favorite math rock bands. For me riding bikes is a great way to get to know my neighbourhood, my town and the villages around it. Plus it’s keeping me fit as it’s good for my heart and mood.
On the downside there are just too many bike trends lately, it’s hard to keep up and finally decide for the one bike to rule them all. But behold - with the dawn of the gravel bike all my wishes may eventually come true. Until then I am keeping track of the bikes I am riding below.
GT Karakoram Elite
- 12.5 kg
- >15000 km
I can’t complain about my GT, it’s one of those investments I’ll never regret. It’s trusty, indestructable and one hell of a climber. I’ve always driven my GT more like a gravel and less like a mountain bike.
Fixie Inc. Floater Twospeed Race
- 10.5 kg
- 2000 km
Low maintenance and high speed in one cheap package is what I got with the Fixie Inc. Floater Twospeed Race. The only thing I don’t like about the automatic gear shifting is that it shifts absurdly early. But it can be helped. So much for low maintenance 🤣…
- 10.5 kg
- 2200 km
A bike I inherited and up to now have never met. I am not much of a road biker, or rather I force myself not to be one as I consider roadbiking too much a risk to be worth it. There are just too may motorized vehicles on the road, and I don’t plan to crash into one of them anytime soon.
Gravel bike dream
- 9.5 kg
- Aluminium? Carbon?
The do-it-all bike I always dreamed of is a fast, versatile and good looking all-rounder. With the rise of the gravel cycling genre it might become a reality very soon. But oh my! So many options to choose from - carbon or aluminium? 1x or 2x crank? Compact or sub compact? GRX or 105? Canyon or Rose or FLOg Bicycles? Stay tuned!