Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
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Originally Posted by crashnburn
So you tell me you want to dump $1000 more for the parts on the Specalized (a depreciating asset) when the $1500 rigs could hold up at about 80% of the level of it? I would kick my own arse across the street and back before I would dump money like that on a bike UNLESS I rode pro or 50 miles a day for the rest of my life. If biking is all you do then fine go get the latest and greatest but as someone elses signature says "the most imporatant part of the bike is the motor".
If he can afford that stump jumper but you get alot of in house crap on those $1500 rigs than you get on that $2,800 Stump jumper the only in house things on that stumpy is the saddle and the tires.
On the gary fisher and the trek, you have in house tires, stem, handlebars, cranks, saddle, wheels, seat post.
The stump jumper doesn't need upgrades, those $1500 bikes you listed in order for it to be race quality, you will have to put close to $1400 into those bikes, so there goes the price argument. All you have to do with that stump jumper is buy it and ride it with out getting the upgrade bug. The motor will only get you so far, put the motor won't be as effective with lower level parts than a motor with something designed to race.