That £6k trek everyone was moaning about
I'm assuming so?
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No, its the lightest production mtb.
Shows that there is a UCI limit, and shows that you can build a mtb under it. I think the limit is also 15lbs?Posted 7 years agoooOOooMember
You might as well compare a Model T with a Veyron and say it's basically the same since it has a wheel in each corner.
OK I'm talking more about road bikes here. If a Model T chassis was the same design as a Veyron chassis, you would have a point.
All I'm pointing out is that it's the same large triangle with 2 smaller triangles on the back that is has always been, with all the fixing points in roughly the same place. Refined, optimized, evolved but not really new.
We also take a lot of care at our place to look hi-tech, as it impresses people and they are prepared to spend more. Seems to work for the bike companies too.Posted 7 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Refined, optimized, evolved but not really new
I disagree. A modern CF bike IS new, it just LOOKS like an old bike because the design constraints are the same. Likewise cars almost all have 4 wheels cos of design constraints.
It's like saying planes haven't changed since they have wings, a fuselage and a tail.Posted 7 years agoaracerSubscriber
before I get told off for being a london banker riding around a park
Given that was my phrase, I suppose I should mention that I own 4 bikes which cost more than £2k, none of which I can possibly justify, 3 of them carbon 8)
The thing is, in absolute terms, ridiculously expensive bikes are still cheap. Joe Bloggs with an average job living in suburbia regularly splurges more on a boring repmobile than even the most exotic bike we're talking about here – if you're happy to drive around in an old banger, then you can afford such a bike on a perfectly normal salary. So mentioning the cost of my stable isn't even willie waving, just that I have different priorities to Joe Bloggs.Posted 7 years ago
Late to the party…
The thing with the Scale 899 is that it's not that exceptional any more, make of that what you will!
Yes £8k is a lot, but S-Works Epic/Stumpjumpers are up to £6200 for 2011, the 29er will be £6600, I'm sure it has got carbon rims, but the WCS Clincher ones, not the Topo T's with Ritchey decals.
Merida were charging £7500 for the 96 Team in 2008, which was double an S-Works, Top Fuel 9.9 etc etc, that was shocking! It's also a far more usable bike than any of the 'Limited' models they've put out for the past few years, which by and large and designed to be hung on scales!Posted 7 years ago
It would appear they actually are Ritchey Superlogic Carbon as the decals suggest. Didn't know they did tubs too. Obviously not quite available yet!
Edit: ouch, the clinchers are over £2000, and at a whisker under 1300g are heavier than the DTs, not to mention the ZTR Podium's you could buy 3 sets of!Posted 7 years ago
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