That £6k trek everyone was moaning about
How about this?
Never been a scott guy, but I like that. A lot.Posted 7 years agoWoodySubscriber
just a thought: carbon fibre fishing rods flex a lot more than a bike frame does, and they last ages…
True but they bend rather than take stresses and impacts from different angles + not many are used to catch fish 70kgs and above! I'm sure the engineers/designers have done their homework and it will be fine.
What's the warranty and is there a weight limit?Posted 7 years ago
nickc – Top end is top end, doesn't mean the public will actually buy such bikes. The only reason why high end race machines as above are available is that a UCI rule was introduced to stop 'pro only' stuff, no irony at all as far as I can see.
It's highly interesting to see such developments, despite the cost.
If you have a spare £100,000 + you can even buy a bike like Chris Hoy rides.Posted 7 years agoDirtynapMember
On top end bikes or anything thats high performance; you not only pay a premium for it, but due to the low volume nature there are added production costs and also you have to pay for the very expensive R&D, which the company want to get back as quickly as possible.
As it turns out the highest of the top end stuff is actually usually sold at a loss becuase when the R&D and tooling costs are factored in the sale price doesn't meet the true cost of each item.Posted 7 years agoaracerSubscriber
If you can afford £8k on a bike do you think the £250 difference in price for the convenince of getting all the parts at once and already assembled is going to be off putting?
If I was spending £8k on a bike I'd want to spec all the parts myself, rather than have what they decide is best – a quick check of that piccy shows several bits I'd not choose to have. Though I suppose London bankers who want a bike to ride round Richmond Park probably don't want to be bothered by all that.Posted 7 years agosamuriMember
I don't get it. That MTB has two little tiny front cogs and a cassette the size of the moon. If it's a race bike it'd be the other way around.
And the TT bike is horrible. Both bikes have gears, they're not even competitive. You'll not find Chris Hoy racing on a bike with gears!Posted 7 years ago
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