Well I can't claim to be a cycle enthusiast and not at least introduce you to my bike! So here it is my six year old Kinesis Maxlight. Its nothing ultra flash, but it rides well and now Ive just stripped and resealed my forks is working as well as the first day I put it together. It was a project bike, I put it together myself even building my own wheels. I wanted something light but still be strong. At a smidgen under 23lbs I think I achieved that as it is a joy to ride uphill and tough enough on the descents.
A quick overview of its spec: Pace RC36 stealth forks
Shimano XT throughout (except Sram 90 cassette and Sram Chain)
Thomson seat post and Fi'zik saddle
Hope Stem and Salsa Promoto carbon bars
DT 240s hubs and DT swiss rims and spokes, Swalbe Nobby Nic Tyres
Most people seem to change their bikes yearly, but why? not much has changed with the bikes and with some good tlc you can keep bikes going for years. My road bike isn't quite so pretty, its my work horse and takes the brunt of my commutes to work. I'll show a picture later......maybe when I've cleaned her again!