The Trail bike: I have recently added a 2018 Norco Sight C9.1 to my bicycle garage. It is currently being built so the spec is evolving. But it will look something like this.
The Pump track bike: My 2012 Jackal is a pump track and farting around bike. I do not dirt jump (other than the kiddy line at the Riverside jumps) so it gets a fairly easy life. So many days in our riding year are spent on either my trail or DH bikes that this little gem might only get used for 30 days. It is well built (probably overly well built but it benefits from parts changes and the consequent trickle down from my other bikes), reliable and there is no sensible reason to replace it. There is something fun about having a “big kid’s” BMX bike (with gears and good brakes) that these little bikes deliver so well.
The Fat Bike: After being advised not to ski (as a result of a knee injury/ surgery), and a season of incredibly high snowfall meant that even the trails in Squamish that normally remain rideable during the winter were not available, I had to do something bike related. In the interest of mine and everyone else’s sanity I found a fat bike being sold second hand for a fair price. There was no particular brand preference just simple, fair price and available now was the selection criteria, not my normal way of deciding on a bike.
I promised myself that I was not going to tinker with it and avoid the every present challenge of “upgrade-itis”. I failed. I did not like the handle bars it came with so I swapped in some of my ‘spare’ parts and before I knew it it had a carbon handlebar and a Raceface Turbine dropper post. It is a fun way to extend one’s riding season.
The Downhill bike: I still have my 2013 V-10.5 (I know! How can I ride anything given I am so limited by those 26″ wheels?!?!), this category of bike does see a lot of use and generally I would replace it after two years of use (my two years is 220-250 days of guiding), however a skiing injury prevented me from riding this summer and I am not completely sold on the 27.5″ is better argument so I will hold off on changing this bike for a while. It has a great set of components such as a Shimano Saint drive train, DT Swiss/ ENVE DH wheels and BOS suspension.