- What’s the most you’d spend on a frame?
i also like being in the situation that i can buy what i like, then if i think it is shyte, to be able to sell it on to some of the lesser advantaged on the forum.
it’s my way of giving to the poor and neady.
LOL! An honest man speaks! 😉
Personally, I had a Yeti which cost £1200. Now, it was a nice bike and all that, but not 100% right for me in the end. Since selling it and buying a cheap Pitch I reckon I’ll go back to buying stuff in the £1000 – £1500 range, in the sales, like I’ve always done before. The kit you get these days for that cash is astonishing anyway and I doubt I’d see much improvement over that price. It’s good enough not to fall apart, and to work properly day after day, but not so expensive that I’d feel guilty riding it (All the gear, no idea, anyone?) or be worried/peed-off if it got damaged….Posted 9 years agoJonEdwardsMember
The most I’ve paid so far was for my original ’98 Heckler which was ~1k. My Soda came close.
I’m *really* after a DW-link Turner RFX when they finally come out. – Had my current Turner for 5 years now. If the new one is as good, I’ll get my money’s worth out of it, whatever the price.Posted 9 years agojames-oMember
If it’s made with skills of someone like Richard Sachs or Steve Garro (look on frameforum for examples) or with the design insight of Jeff Jones, about £2.5k for the right frame.
Deciding on the right frame is another matter!
To date, most i’ve spent is 1k at trade for a ti custom road bike a good few years ago. worth it? kind of. the design is more important than pretty welds and the chances of getting the geometry and/or tube sizes right first time is slim, no matter what seven and others say about their process. mine wasn’t, but the second one was perfect.Posted 9 years agoMTTMember
And £1700 for a Litespeed Lookout Mtn MTB frame which was a mistake; I kitted the rest of the bike to match and consequently never used it, preferring to knock about on a 13 year old Klein. If i was going to buy an MTB again it’d be a no frills full sus, Yeti ASR or a SC SL/Blur.Posted 9 years agobigsiMember
I spent about £1200 on a frame last year and its just broken for the 2nd time so I’m thinking whats the point in spending loads. Will prob stick to cheap steel frames from now on at under £200,,,, although I’ve always fancied a Nic and i quite like Niners, then theres the Cove’s 🙄
In short if you can afford it, why not 😉Posted 9 years agoIWHMember
I’ve got two frames that cost over £2200 each, an Intense Uzzi that cost £1500 new and a proper DH bike that cost best part of £3k. I use them all and get an awful lot of fun out of it.
Why try and limit that by deciding what the maximum I’d be willing to spend is?
And I’ve met the chap that built 3 of my frames so I know they’re built by hand in the US 😉Posted 9 years ago
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