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View Poll Results: How much did your current ride cost you ??
Under $500 81 28.93%
$1K to $2K 104 37.14%
$2001 to $3K 44 15.71%
$3001 to $4K 25 8.93%
$4001 to $5K 9 3.21%
Over 5K !! 17 6.07%
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Old 12-14-08, 04:07 AM   #1
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How much did you pay for your current bike ??

My 07' Trek hardtail was 1k but I'm ready to spend alot more for a nice full squish

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Old 12-14-08, 04:34 AM   #2
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Define current...
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Old 12-14-08, 05:06 AM   #3
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Mine set me back 1450 but was NOS
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Old 12-14-08, 07:05 AM   #4
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> I wanted to pay.
< I am able to pay.
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Old 12-14-08, 07:07 AM   #5
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How about the Mountain bike you ride the most....
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Old 12-14-08, 07:38 AM   #6
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Mine doesnt fit in there. I spent 650$ but have sense dropped around 350 into it.
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Old 12-14-08, 09:12 AM   #7
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Frame $140 (then repl. under warranty with current)
Fork $229
Headset $40
Stem $61
Bars $25
Brakes $195
Grips $20
Post $bIrThDaY
Saddle $cHriStMaS
Cransket $140
Bash $25
Guide Ring $29
Chain $20
Cassette $59
Middle Ring $25
Wheelset $508
Pedals $cHriStMaS
Tires $54
Tubes $5
RD $60
Shifter $came from another bike


So...about $1600 (give or take)
But everything either came from a previous build or I sold a previous component to cover the cost.

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Old 12-14-08, 09:59 AM   #8
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Well, i should have paid around $3k but since i work in a bike shop, i got it for a good bit less.
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Old 12-14-08, 12:17 PM   #9
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Built up my own FS (newest bike, ridden the most), about $2700 cash, but that was for components that were totally my preference.
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Old 12-14-08, 12:48 PM   #10
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There's a gap between $500 and $1K....

For my current trail bike let's see....

$20 KHS frame
$35 stem/bar
$5 grips
$60 fork
$15 headset
$35 tires
$22 seatpost
$10 seat
$90 wheelset
$25 cranks


$482 total

gripshifts and derailers stolen from my Mongoose, which has XCPro thumbshifters now. Still need to get a back brake on, hopefully that won't be too much.

The Mongoose still gets ridden a lot, has Michellin Country Rocks on it for street riding.

I got it for $600. It was a 1996 model I got in 1997.

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Old 12-14-08, 12:58 PM   #11
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xc- 1600
dj - 1600
fixed gear - 500
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Old 12-14-08, 04:31 PM   #12
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son's taurine build was about $2500
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Old 12-14-08, 04:54 PM   #13
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My new Bianchi Sok 29er (that I have yet to make a thread for) I got for just over $1600
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Old 12-14-08, 07:07 PM   #14
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My Fat was 4,000 + when I had it built in 1999. It is worth it.
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Old 12-14-08, 07:17 PM   #15
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$8,799 with a $700 discount......my previous bike was $519.00.
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Old 12-14-08, 07:42 PM   #16
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$100, this guy just did not want it and never used it and was moving

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my 2009 Merida Team 96 cost me $10500.00 and my
2009 Merida Scultura Evo Team-20 cost me $7500.00
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$50 plus some work and parts, so maybe $200
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For the record: I am now under $0.25/km on the mountain bike I ride the most.

I'm glad this was an anonymous poll.
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Old 12-14-08, 10:04 PM   #21
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BMC superstroke01 build=$1,500
Mamasita build=$1,600
Kirklee Black Widow=$5k+
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Old 12-14-08, 10:09 PM   #22
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I'm looking at around $1250 for bike built with almost entirely used parts.
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Old 12-14-08, 10:28 PM   #23
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Fisher HiFi Pro... was about 3200.00
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my 2009 Merida Team 96 cost me $10500.00 and my
2009 Merida Scultura Evo Team-20 cost me $7500.00
The roadbike doesn't count- this is the MTB forum.
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I guess I'll throw out the crapper and the Raleigh...

Crapper - $34
Raleigh - It was free, but cost that poor nooblet his Motobecane Fly.
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