I know this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question but I could do with a little advice since I'm thinking it's time to part with my first bike (it's emotional!). It's a 2008 Commencal Meta 5.5, now over five years old. It's been ridden pretty much every weekend, and has racked up the miles (and the descents!). In that time it's been regularly serviced and had a few components replaced. I took it to my lovely LBS today as I'd broken the front mech in a fall. To cut a long story short the bike is f@&ked. Lots of bits need replacing and there is a major problem with the bottom bracket. To the extent that the options included getting a new frame! I need to decide whether to spend a bit fixing it to get me through this year or cut my losses and get a new bike.
Is five years a good innings for a bike??
Part of the decision of how much I can afford on a new bike will depend on how long I can expect to get from it.