So has anyone on here ever spent 5k+ on a bike??
We all know prices have gone through the roof for bikes in the last few years, but it seems that to buy a really state of the art machine – Bronson Carbon, Carbine 29, etc, you now need 5 or 6k as a budget. Im intrigued, has anyone ever actually spent this kind of money?Posted 4 years agoReluctantMember
I think the recession has changed a lot of people’s thinking on spending. It’s not that I couldn’t afford to, but I don’t want to blow huge amounts on a bike. I’m with no-eyed-deer on this ~ buy used, buy carefully, build it yourself and have deluxe for just a few bucks. 🙂Posted 4 years agofizzicistMember
Yep but I had a good excuse.
Had worked and saved bloody hard since starting work, promised myself an old Porsche as a 30th birthday present to myself.
Was about to buy a 968, discovered I was going to be a Dad.
Never got the Porsche. Kept most of the money but did treat myself to a Yeti 575 dripping with XTR. Bloody glad I did now – I’ll never have a bike like that again and I can still enjoy a Porsche when I’m 60. Assuming the Yeti doesn’t kill me beforehand.Posted 4 years agoLoCoMember
I would have done if I’d paid full rrp on a couple of builds a few hers ago, now I wouldn’t as parts get swapped/sold replaced between frames, and have hoarded good stuff too 😉 it’s the little bits that add up not the mainframe as you know how much that costs, carbon downtube guard 30 odd quid today, 3 on bolts etcPosted 4 years ago
The bikes have always been worth more than our carsorangeboyMember
Most is spent in one go was a my road bike £2500 used
And it’s worth every penny
I’ve spent more building my 2013 sworks enduro but took so long for the frame to arrive gave me time to spread the cost of the parts Over 7 months.
I drive a £1500 car don’t splash mad money on holidays / clothes / live in a modest 2 bed housePosted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I’ve built myself a few that cost around that figure or slightly more, in the past 20 yrs at a guess i’d say i’ve had 3 bikes that touched or breached the £5k mark but so what?, i don’t answer to anyone and if i decide to live with £20 a week for food for 6 months so i can save up enough to splurge on bike stuff (or whatever) i can, nae GF to nag me and i live in a council house with cheap rent etc so a meagre wage (a few pence more than minimum wage) from working two jobs can be stretched further than you think possible when needs must etc…etc.
I work in a small bike shop in Dumfries & Galloway and most of our builds are custom Ibis FS at the moment, some rather expensive builds at up to near enough £7k, depends on what you consider extravagant really?.
My neighbour has just bought a new ford fiesta as they buy a new car every year, the car is only driven back and forward to his work at tesco so a journey of maybe 2 miles a day (at most) and perhaps a jaunt up to Dumfries (30 miles) for a big shop (woohoo – spend cash on shite we don’t need etc…etc…) at the weekend, i consider such a car and expense utterly pointless but i guess it makes them happy to have it in their driveway – i’m sure they consider the way i live and my expense on bike stuff utterly pointless as well.
Different folk – different priorities.Posted 4 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Not in one hit, but if you add up all the bits on my current bike, including the bits that were bought for previous bikes then transferred to the new frame, I’m not far off.
Qoroz + Lefty + Rohloff + ~£3500 for a frame fork and hub.
But then, I still drive a Land Rover that cost £4000 14 years ago.Posted 4 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
It saves me spending it on faster bikes/drugs/ women.Posted 4 years ago
So yes i have spent that kind of money on bikes before.
The morgage gets paod all the bills get paid and i love bikes so why the **** not.
Never on an off the shelf bike though.
They’ve always got stuff on them i don’t want.fervouredimageMember
Different strokes for different folks. Individuals have different priorities and make different choices. My oldest friend (a year younger than me) who’s married with 2 kids has a brand new Audi in his drive, a year old Mercedes 4×4′ a large immaculate 4 bed house and more designer suits and clothes than anyone could want. The picture of success.
I spend my life in shorts and t-shirts, have a shitty old 3 bed house, a shit car that me and the wife share but I do own 15k worth of mountain bike, 2 MX Bikes a cafe racer (project), and generally more big boys toys than I have room for. I’m happy, he’s happy.Posted 4 years ago
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