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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:44 pm 
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The future is heavy



Maaaaaaan


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:46 pm 
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For the technology involved I don’t think they are badly priced. In the world of £3k frames and £2.5k wheels it’s almost cheap


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:56 pm 
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That's just cheating.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:31 pm 
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For the technology involved I don’t think they are badly priced. In the world of £3k frames and £2.5k wheels it’s almost cheap

True, a set of forks can cost £1k these days, though for £4k you could buy a very decent second hand car jam packed with tech. Bike prices are a bit mad.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:37 pm 
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I know which I’d choose.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2953073393


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:51 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
d8mok wrote:
For the technology involved I don’t think they are badly priced. In the world of £3k frames and £2.5k wheels it’s almost cheap

True, a set of forks can cost £1k these days, though for £4k you could buy a very decent second hand car jam packed with tech. Bike prices are a bit mad.



Yeah, call something an MTB product and prices seem to be silly. But nothing new, an Intense M1 frame used to cost £2500 back in the day and a set of Dorados to match were £1000, then you still had to kit it out :)

Would love a go on an electric bike though, i bet its great fun :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:54 am 
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Would love a go on an electric bike though, i bet its great fun :)

It is. Wheeeeee!

Stuff that used to be a boring grind, you don't notice. Hard climbs are still technical. Downhills- you've got a lot more weight to worry about. Electric fatbikes are totally mad, they'll climb trees. The challenges are different, but still there, and, at least around here, where 4:1 is considered "flat", electric bikes have opened up cycling to everyone.

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A pretend bonneville? Meh. Remakes are always shit and soulless compared to the originals. Point taken, though, and as the original post was offroad, how about this (hugely overpriced but very clean) bike which would still leave change in your pocket?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-XT250 ... SwdGFYwUNJ


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:20 am 
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I agree bike prices are a bit mad currently. However motorbike prices have shot up too. A base model Panigale is £20k now! Second hand stuff isn’t really comparable as it’s appealing to a different person.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:38 am 
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if its not a Trimble then not my future mtb. And prices for then are going up. Glad to see it doesn't have silly 29er wheels.


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