I came across point one racing parts recently and it got me thinking. Is there any price (sort of within reason) that people wont pay for bike bits?
In many ways, there is no doubt a high price tag makes thing seem more desirable, more exclusive.
I am not dismissing anyone who spends a fortune on shiny bike bits - I would if I could. FOR SURE. But I wonder, if I found some clever engineer....and I collaborated with him to develop a super stiff and robust stem that weighed 50 grams....but cost say £300, would people buy it? Ignoring economies of scale and practicalities etc etc
I cant help but think about those arantix frames, 7k were they?
By the way let me just state clearly, I am not ridiculing anyone for spending money on something they love. Nor do I want to inspire anyone else too. I'm just museing (sp) and curious to hear others thoughts on the issue.