Any rider and bike enthusiast hears this question at some point: what’s your favorite bike? We all know there can’t be only one answer to this, but decided to torture our team of writers a little bit.  After asking them what bike they got started on, we now challenged them to come up with a single answer to the age old question: what's the one bike you would ride on for the rest of your life?

It wasn’t easy and there was some heartbreak, but we have a list (and the proof) that ultimately, when threatened to be fired—hum, when encouraged and nurtured, we can all end up finding that one bike that makes our heart sway. Here are the RideApart’s staff answer. What would be yours?

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