In all likelyhood I will be moving to the P.R.o.B. (People’s Republic of Boulder) for fall semester (super stoked). I have three different rigs but probably only room to bring two. If you had to choose any two bikes out of a Bottlerocket (set up for mini-dh/trail), a cx bike, and a dirtjumper, which two would you pick. Ahhhh, the choices.
Welcome to Boulder. It’s a great place to live, learn and ride.
Hmm … so you can bring two of the following:
– A burly trail bike.
– A dirt jump bike.
– A cyclocross bike.
This is a matter of personal style. I would bring the trail bike and the DJ bike, both with long seatposts to maximize their versatility.
– If you live in Boulder you don’t need to ride far to run errands and such. So you don’t need a road bike.
– Boulder has lots of DJ, pump and urban riding. (The CU campus is really fun.) Your DJ bike will become your daily ride.
– If you’re gonna go ride trails/freeride/etc. — of which there is plenty — you’re gonna want to rip them on your trail bike.
I think a cyclocross bike, at the expense of a DJ or trail bike, would be a disappointing compromise.
But it’s all a matter of style. Boulder has one CX bike for every man, woman, child and Black Lab.
Welcome to the P.R.o.B.!