BoTY Bike of the year 2021 - time to vote

Bike of The Year

Pick your winner

  • January Jimi911’s 1989 Merlin Titanium

    Votes: 22 13.2%
  • February (steel steeds special) WTB_rider’s 1993 Brodie Catalyst

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • March Tomianson’s 1990 Yeti FRO

    Votes: 6 3.6%
  • April 44Racing’s 1994 Kona Hei Hei

    Votes: 31 18.6%
  • May (1988 and earlier sponsored by Terra One) Wtb_riders 1986 Salsa Scoboni

    Votes: 9 5.4%
  • June daveyla’s Pace RC200 F1 (ex-Richard Thackray team bike)

    Votes: 26 15.6%
  • July raidan73’s 1989 Brodie climbMax

    Votes: 11 6.6%
  • August (bonded special) Ronezwun’s 1990 Valley Runner Carbon, 100th anniversary edition

    Votes: 4 2.4%
  • September Retrobikeguy’s 1990 Zinn “Project Flowers”

    Votes: 29 17.4%
  • October Jimi911’s 1983 Mountain Goat

    Votes: 11 6.6%
  • November (non 26” wheels special) 24pouces 1986 Hanebrink SE Shocker

    Votes: 5 3.0%
  • December shamobius’ 1992 Off-Road Toad

    Votes: 12 7.2%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Senior Retro Guru

Thank you @raidan73

And hey, don't be mad, it might help you win a trophy!

It's not like you're not in the running... ;)

Also, it helped confirm my own choice. Two of my contenders don't have build threads, so that easily removed them from the running in my mind! You have to a reason to be ruthless with bikes the standard of these 12!


Orange 🍊 Fan
Wow, this is a really difficult line up .
Been having commitment issues with my vote .
It's taken a few days of back and forth with loads of indecision.
Finally narrowed it down to 2 and ready to hit the button eventually 🤣


Retro Guru
Bonkers list of bikes. All amazing in their own right. No idea what I'm going to vote for and lost count on the amount of times I keep running through the list!


BoTM Triple Crown
BoTM Winner
Geeze … 2021 was a great year … in vintage MTBs. Suspect outside of that, but bikes wise … excellent :)

I’m cool with any of those bikes as the winner. I bet it comes down to a vote or two … as it should.

My vote went to the one I spent the most time obsessing over like a lunatic.


Retrobike Rider
Done, I feel dirty and betrayal to the others but justified in my choice......I think hahahahaha

All deserved tbh