What’s the most you’d spend on a frame?
Just shelled out £1895 for a DW Turner 5 Spot. That is about the limit (and when I mentally committed myelf to the frame it was £1695, but that’s another story).
Forking out for another Nicolai soon – a hardtail – will be around the £900 mark. I tell myself that is about the limit for a hardtail frame, but if something came along I really liked I’d probably pay more.Posted 9 years agoauricgoldfingerSubscriber
bigdugsbaws – quite possibly, but my LBS kindly gave me some free finishing kit to make up for the price gouging I suffered from silverfish – I think they felt a little guilty about the price hike, and they are a good bunch of guys, so I wasn’t out of pocket. Plus, I generally get 15% off everything (bar frames) with them, so I’m not complaining (particularly since I had a 36 TALAS off them at the same time).Posted 9 years agov10Member
To be fair bigdug got the last one of the £1695 spots. Next 2 we sell will be £1795 then up to £1895. It doesnt feel right profiteering from price rises so just selling the first few at the RRP related to what we paid at the time.
Glad you like it – definatly my favourite colour of the 3 now ive seen it in the flesh.
Most i ever spent on a frame was my Intense Socom with a Digi Camo wrap (which cost intense $450) CCDB and Ti Spring… dont think ill ever spend that much again! 😯Posted 9 years agodavidtaylforthMember
£360 is the most Ive spent, on my Dialled Alpine. I would have tried to go 2nd hand but there werent many about at the time.
Id struggle to justify spending anymore I would say, since I know I will be having fun on any bike, regardless of how much the frame cost.
Ideally I’d buy it 2nd hand anyway, so say £300 for a hardtail and about £600 for a full sus (although I probably wont buy one of those again)
Saying that, guess it relates to how much you earn. I could do alot with £1800 but I guess if your income is say £50k per year then it aint that much.
Spending loads on dh bikes seems the biggest waste, because you will probably only ride them for about 30minutes per month or so.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
My DH bike frame cost me about £800 new, but it was NOS and cost me less than 1/2 RRP!
My Maverick I bought 2nd hand in immaculate condition for £800 too. Good deal at the time considering the original owner paid the thick end of £2500 for it (this was pre Maverick frames dropping significantly in price).
Bought a new S Works Enduro frame in 2002/3 for £900 which was RRP, rode it for a year then sold for £650 which wasn’t bad.
Most I’ve spent on a HT frame was £450 on a new ti Airborne from the Halfords sale a few years ago. Built it up, rode it a few times, decided it wasn’t for me and sold it for the same I bought it for.
Much as I LOVE nice and expensive bikes, I cannot justify buying something that’s going to lose a ridiculous amount of money in depreciation if you buy it new. A few hundred quid over a year, fair enough, but a frame that’s going to lose £1k or more in the space of a year, even if I’ve got money (which I don’t right now anyway) it’s unjustifiable personally. There’s way too much good stuff on the 2nd hand market usually to worry about buying new 😉Posted 9 years ago
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