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Whats the difference between a $3000 bike and a $700 bike?

Old 08-23-18, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
"Twelve Walmart bikes would weigh more than that," he'd have protested.

I'm thinking math isn't his strong suit.
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Old 08-23-18, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Danhedonia View Post
Road feel, responsiveness, smoother shifting, are all improvements I felt when I moved from a $700 bike to just a $1,200 bike (Novara Trionfo, feel free to point and laugh). I have a friend who lets me ride his $2,500 bike, and geez, it's nice.
It isn't necessarily the qualities of the rider that may make those things noticeable so much as it's what the person is using the bike for. A lot of people ride their bikes 15-20 non-demanding miles a week, and are perfectly fine riding stuff you and I would probably find miserable. Just the fact that you're here posting shows you care about bikes way more than the average cyclist.
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Old 08-23-18, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I'm thinking math isn't his strong suit.
you got that right.
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Old 08-23-18, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 2pedals5 View Post
you got that right.

Ha! You realize that makes your screen name pretty funny, right?
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Old 08-23-18, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Ha! You realize that makes your screen name pretty funny, right?
I'm not sure how it is funny. But I'm glad you see that it is. Other than ebike, we gotta pedals.
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Old 08-23-18, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 2pedals5 View Post
I'm not sure how it is funny. But I'm glad you see that it is. Other than ebike, we gotta pedals.

I just thought it looked like a math equation.

Pleased to meet you, by the way.
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Old 08-23-18, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I just thought it looked like a math equation.

Pleased to meet you, by the way.
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Old 08-23-18, 11:38 AM
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Parts and quality. Now I don't buy anything less than 1k.
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Old 08-23-18, 11:40 AM
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I didn't read the whole thread. Anyone said $2300.00 yet?
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Old 08-23-18, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
This thread delivers!


Sure, and why not??? It's basically the troll question that's been asked many times; namely, "Why should I pay more when all bikes are only worth $300?" (Or a version of the question.)
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Old 08-23-18, 02:16 PM
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Dead horse sufficiently beaten.

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