Kryton57 - Member
Is it getting ridiculous?
no, it's still getting cheaper.
20 years ago, i struggled and saved to buy a £400 kona fire mountain.
I just checked, you can get the new Fire mountain for about £500. But it'll be lighter, it'll handle better, it's got disc brakes and adequate suspension forks. In real terms, it's about half the price.
it might come as news, but it's possible to go mountain biking without kashima coating, carbon rims, and clothing hand made in Sweden.
bikes are ace, they're cheap, they've never been cheaper, and they're getting even better!
The price of forks does seem a little silly, but again, 20 years ago the price of a set of rockshox/manitou/pace forks was £300, the forks you can get now for £300 are much much much better. (and in real terms, they're half the price)
hell, the forks you can get for £150 now are bloody great really,