Most blatant rip off bike item.Your suggestions?
£12 for 50ml of mineral oil,isn`t expensive then? You can buy 100ml of Bikehuts own for a fiver….
Incidentally I’ve tried, in 2 different brake sets, bog standard no-name engine oil and veg oil and had no problems with either, both turn up at between 2.50 and £5 a litre. However I’m reliably informed that pharmacists will sell pure light mineral oil for buttons too, putting bikehut to shame.Posted 8 years agocaptain_bastardSubscriber
i know this a bit ‘back in the day’ but the Tioga disc wheel must be the all time rip off
it cost around £600 for a wheel (i think). This didn’t actually include the hub or rim – what you got for your cash was a ball of kevlar string, 36 spoke nipples and 2 round sheets of plastic to stick over the kevlar string
and they were crap (even if JT did ride em) – I wonder if Tioga actually ever sold one?Posted 8 years agonickcSubscriber
Bear in mind folks that if you’re comparing stuff against what most bikes have, then even Deore level equipment is pretty high end. Walk down a line of “normal” bikes, outside say a supermarket, and you’d be hard pressed to see anything other than generic steel stamped parts. Deore stuff is pretty cheap, and based on the comparison I’ve just said, anything from Deore upwards falls into the “expert/professional” level for most people.
Santa Cruz frames are a **** rip off though…Posted 8 years agodevsMember
Any of those tubeless kits at £50+ when a Tesco BMX inner tube costs £1.25. Anything Yumeya. I thought skiing was bad for brand name madness till I started mtb’ing. It’s all a massive rip off. Devs, proud wearer of Aldi gear since 2007. Got crap gear and no idea, but go on nice hols and drink sh!t loads cos I can afford it!Posted 8 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
I don’t get the santa cruz comments, heckler is 1200 quid, similar to all the other high end frames. Wasn’t Ellsworth the STW ‘all the gear no idea’ brand of choice? 😉
My vote is this DT Swiss carbon rim – 400 quid in the sale (for one).
Anyway, “normal” bikes are as good a value as they’ve ever been. I’m not panicing. Bikings fun on any bike.Posted 8 years ago
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