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    I luv to ride but $2k mtb wheels really????

    I am a big bike fan been riding seriously since 1986 when I bought my first C-dale the beast of the east for $400.......I was reading up on new wheels as I want to upgrade my deore hubs/mustang rims but these bad boys take it to anther level....look nice but come on.....
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    Here is a set for $2600 http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ea...NjQ2F0MTAwMTEy

    And a set for road wheels for $4500 http://www.competitivecyclist.com/re...NjQ2F0MTAwMDY4

    There will always be a select few who will buy these insanely wheels. I doubt it will increase their performance, but if you have the money and are serious about the sport/hobby, why not?
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    There will always be a select few who will buy these insanely wheels. I doubt it will increase their performance, but if you have the money and are serious about the sport/hobby, why not?[/QUOTE]
    While I agree in concept at some point and maybe it is around $1,000 your just being dicky with your money. At a given pricepoint, tech point and bling point it is just FU money.....I cannot understand why the average non pro cyclist who rides and even races needs a bike that cost more that $5K unless it is all custom I say $500-1,000 range for wheels is plenty if you need more your just rich and I bet I can find 100 guys riding lesser bikes who will crush you.....
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    A TRUE Mountain biker transports his $7,500 bike in a $1,100 truck 250 miles so he can spend $50 on a lift pass and camp in the woods eating Ramen noodles he cooks over a wood fire while drinking cheap skunky beer. That is a real fat tire MAN!

    ME? I spend most of my money on Black Butte Porter and Monte Cristo cigars. My LBS ends with Mart!

    Seriously$2,600 to shave 400 grams front and back? Almost a pound? I understand the physics and the need for low wheel weight in an all mountain setup. The margins in y financial world will not allow that. Even if I had more money, I hope I would resist this extravagance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
    I doubt it will increase their performance, but if you have the money and are serious about the sport/hobby, why not?
    Why wouldn't a lighter, stiffer wheel increase performance?

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    signed..jealous in NJ
    sucks for you on both counts

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    Why wouldn't a lighter, stiffer wheel increase performance?



    sucks for you on both counts
    dear sir, I assume that you would agree that at a given point the cost of any said good far out paces it's true value or benefit to the buyer..
    but maybe you are the exception ......that and I was attempting to be funny but we all cannot get the joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
    dear sir, I assume that you would agree that at a given point the cost of any said good far out paces it's true value or benefit to the buyer..
    I'll opine that if you pay 2K retail for a wheelset, you probably haven't been riding long enough to fully appreciate it. Because if you had, you'd have developed relationships in the industry so you'd get a deal.

    But ultimately you don't get to decide what the "true value" is. Only the buyer can do that. And if they're riding a mountain bike and enjoying it, who gives a **** how much they paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    Why wouldn't a lighter, stiffer wheel increase performance?
    I meant on more of a cost/performance scale.
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    I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike, I enjoy both equally. Don't ask what it cost to own a boat.
    Dammit, user name is to short, I wanted to use the same user name I use on other sites.
    Good wine still isn't beer.

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    If I spent that much on a wheelset I would ride faster! My wife would be chasing me with my Beretta in hand!
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by floating dutchy View Post
    I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike, I enjoy both equally. Don't ask what it cost to own a boat.
    what kind of beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    Why wouldn't a lighter, stiffer wheel increase performance?



    sucks for you on both counts
    Mostly a wheelset with $230 dollars of parts , minus the high zoot hubs will ride/perform just as nice and the rotating weight where it counts will be identical. If we are talking carbon hoops, add $200 . No need to spend big bucks for great wheels if you have $300.00 of tools and a brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floating dutchy View Post
    I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike, I enjoy both equally. Don't ask what it cost to own a boat.
    I've heard that the two best days in a boat owners life are the day you bring the boat home and the day you sell it!
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
    what kind of beer?
    NOW we have the possibility of a great thread!

    Fat Tire, Dos Equis Amber, Black Butte Porter, Guinesses Stout, Dale Ale............
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    If you have the money to blow, there are worse things to spend your money on. Can't take it with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    NOW we have the possibility of a great thread!

    Fat Tire, Dos Equis Amber, Black Butte Porter, Guinesses Stout, Dale Ale............
    I have two six packs in my fridge a Goose Island Honkers Ale and a Bass Ale..I'd say yummy..... sadly about $10.00 six pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    I'll opine that if you pay 2K retail for a wheelset, you probably haven't been riding long enough to fully appreciate it. Because if you had, you'd have developed relationships in the industry so you'd get a deal.

    But ultimately you don't get to decide what the "true value" is. Only the buyer can do that. And if they're riding a mountain bike and enjoying it, who gives a **** how much they paid.
    Relax. All that profit inevitably trickles down to us! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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    I'm still rocking my spin wheels from 1998. And I drink miller high life. Says right on the can its the "champagne of beers"
    Semper fi

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    Have you considered that that tiny gain of a couple of percent matters to the pros, and due to UCI ruling, all equipment must be publicly available (for a popular example, see the olympic track bikes that Team GB used, they're 20k a frame as they're all one-offs).
    For the average racer, even the better than average racer, will win on a mediocre bike if he's the best rider on the day. But when the line-up consists of all pros, those couple of seconds a lap matter.

    While it's being discussed, Peroni, Desperados and Corona. (In order or favoured to least favourable, ofcourse).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew. View Post
    Have you considered that that tiny gain of a couple of percent matters to the pros, and due to UCI ruling, all equipment must be publicly available (for a popular example, see the olympic track bikes that Team GB used, they're 20k a frame as they're all one-offs).
    For the average racer, even the better than average racer, will win on a mediocre bike if he's the best rider on the day. But when the line-up consists of all pros, those couple of seconds a lap matter.

    While it's being discussed, Peroni, Desperados and Corona. (In order or favoured to least favourable, ofcourse).
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