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Discussion: $$ v $$$

in: BigWillyStyle; BigWillyStyle > 2020-04-16

Apr 17, 2020 5:57 AM # 
Pink Socks:
I don't know much about bikes. If you put a $5k bike and a $10k bike in front of me, would I be able to tell which one was which?
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Apr 17, 2020 3:38 PM # 
BigWillyStyle:
I don't know that much about bikes either, but I'd guess probably not, because once the price goes above 1-2k the improvements are incremental in things that aren't apparent to the naked eye like weight, quality of materials, and quality of components.

Though you could likely tell a 5 or 10k bike from the average bike simply by how "fancy" it looks. For example, carbon fiber hoop wheels and a more aerodynamically designed frame are generally giveaways (this bike is 7k):

Apr 17, 2020 6:38 PM # 
W:
Carbon frame, carbon wheels, carbon everything, electronic shifting, deep section wheels, how aero it is.

But the best evidence will be that cost of the bike is directly proportional to how much the owner will tell you about how much it cost.

Not unlike how much someone does Crossfit.
Apr 18, 2020 6:20 AM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Now every ad I see is an ad for that exact bike - but looking at a sweet bike is better than the usual stuff, I guess.
Apr 18, 2020 7:55 PM # 
ledusledus:
For mtb the price correlates to weight for cross country ones.
Apr 18, 2020 8:45 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
That Cervelo, a good Canadian bike.
Apr 19, 2020 2:19 PM # 
W:
Any guesses on this one?

Apr 19, 2020 3:24 PM # 
BigWillyStyle:
I'm going to guess ten million dollars, because you're going to need your own indoor velodrome to ride that thing.

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