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Pick your winner
Poll ended at Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:52 pm
January – oneschnark's Grove Innovations Assault 1988/1989 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
February – wtb_rider's 1986 Salsa Scoboni 15%  15%  [ 14 ]
March (30 years and older special) – Spaltinho‘s 1989 Rock Lobster fillet brazed 5%  5%  [ 5 ]
April – Haalands 1989 Mantis Valkyrie 18%  18%  [ 16 ]
May – oneschnark’s Mountain Goat "Golden Goat" 1989 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
June (Mountain Mayhem special) – mk one's '94 Brodie Expresso 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
July – felixdelrio's 1991 Gecko Genesis 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
August – Smithjss70’s 1989 Yeti C-26 tribute 8%  8%  [ 7 ]
September (tie) – Haalands 1988 Fat City Cycles "f**k N Fat Chance" 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
September (tie) - boy"O"boy's 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Browning suspension 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
October (splatter & fade special) – mkozaczek's 1991ish Grove Innovations Assault 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
November – Regan_ev’s Yeti C-26 Team Homage Replica 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
December – Jwlinn’s (Earthquake Jake's) 1992 Mountain Cycle San Andreas 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
Total votes : 91
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:36 pm 
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this year the competition should be renamed................BIG BUCKS BIKE OF THE YEAR....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$£££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

What will the ney Sayers have to say about the wallet waving now...... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:19 pm 
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Photographic skills play a big part in it too. Not sure if Iphones really cut it :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 pm 
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M-Power wrote:
Photographic skills play a big part in it too. Not sure if Iphones really cut it :facepalm:


the quality is there this year though for sure.. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:23 pm 
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eeni meeni miine moh which bikes have got to go ????? all very nice


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:42 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
M-Power wrote:
Photographic skills play a big part in it too. Not sure if Iphones really cut it :facepalm:


the quality is there this year though for sure.. 8)


Quality every month for sure. I always upgraded parts on bikes bitd, so Im more attracted to unique ‘vibey’ builds like that than recreating exact stock replicas but each to their own. :D


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sinnerman wrote:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Man the build quality has risen like ive never seen before, nearly every bike is flawless in its way, and there isnt a cheap build there is there....?


Absolutely stoked that my Pine Mountain appears in the BOTY vote but seeing the line up, I feel I’m punching above my weight with this level of BOTM winners! .......

In terms of a cheap build though - the whole restoration including purchase cost came in at less than a set of Cook Bros Cranks! :shock:
To make an impact with a low cost build is possible, but at this level it’s simply outclassed by the big players.....and stunning they are too!

Good luck to all the entries! :D

M-Power wrote:
Photographic skills play a big part in it too. Not sure if Iphones really cut it :facepalm:


Now I feel really bad! (Iphone6 + sunny day) :oops:
Once I’ve stopped dropping big $$$ on my unicorn build - perhaps a decent SLR should be my next purchase! :wink:

Cheers all.
boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:07 pm 
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boy"O"boy wrote:
sinnerman wrote:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Man the build quality has risen like ive never seen before, nearly every bike is flawless in its way, and there isnt a cheap build there is there....?


Absolutely stoked that my Pine Mountain appears in the BOTY vote but seeing the line up, I feel I’m punching above my weight with this level of BOTM winners! .......

In terms of a cheap build though - the whole restoration including purchase cost came in at less than a set of Cook Bros Cranks! :shock:
To make an impact with a low cost build is possible, but at this level it’s simply outclassed by the big players.....and stunning they are too!

Good luck to all the entries! :D

M-Power wrote:
Photographic skills play a big part in it too. Not sure if Iphones really cut it :facepalm:


Now I feel really bad! (Iphone6 + sunny day) :oops:
Once I’ve stopped dropping big $$$ on my unicorn build - perhaps a decent SLR should be my next purchase! :wink:

Cheers all.
boy"O"boy



Its nice to see that there are still a lot of dedicated folk out there, and its not until times like this, it smacks you in the face.

Although, Regans water bottles are worth more than most of my bikes.....lol... :shock:

And Im the same with photos, I still only have an I-phone 5 that I use.. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Having looked through the list, I realised I’d only voted for one of them during the year, so that got my vote this time..... my taste must be out of whack I guess


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Like Boy’O’Boy wrote, I’m also absolutely chuffed to be in this list. Since joining RB and seeing other people’s builds and taking inspiration from many different people, it was my ambition to get a BOTM award, and I’m super grateful for the support my build received. I might’ve had to pay a premium to get hold of some of the unobtainium but a lot of my build came from used parts and it was photographed with an iPhone to the absolute best of my ability. :P I totally agree that good photos taken by a good eye and using a good lens and camera really do make a difference, so props to those who have. My entry is in with some amazing bikes and builds. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:19 pm 
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Epic year.

All winners.

But not as winning as Earthquake Jakes San andreas.


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