The Onion (currently retired): (so called because some wags on the internet can't read the decals on the downtube)
A full-carbon sportive-friendly bike for on-road training and faster days out. It's really comfy and whisks me along at a decent rate of knots.
Built as a lightweight tourer and also used for commuting, I've occasionally changed the tyres to some 35c Maxxis Raze and given it a massive range of gears to enjoy a bit of Cyclocross experience.
The Blur XC Carbon
Bought and built when I first started in the bike shop and when I wanted to maximise my trade discount. Light, snappy, great bike which doesn't get used nearly often enough.
Originally built with an Alfine hub, I was hoping for low maintenance and no icing up. However, i had issues with the lack of really low gears so it's now running 2x9.
Tyres run at 6-10psi and are amazingly comfy.
The strange handlebars (Jones Loop Bars) give me a few extra hand positions and somewhere to strap a tent to.
OK. It's a bit niche, but for certain rides and certain times of the year, it'll be the perfect bike. In the mean time, I'm enjoying it on all sorts of trails I hadn't expected to. Even Spooky Woods at Glentress is a hoot!
Having decided to do a bit more bikepacking, I thought it was time to invest in something more ideally suited to the task. With the option of running front suspension or rigid forks and with a selection of tyres, I reckon this could be doing the most mileage for the next couple of years.