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Must be a super bike... it's super expensive

Old 01-13-18, 11:34 PM
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Must be a super bike... it's super expensive

BMC thinks a lot of their product... both CF and SRAM-equipped-- at $9.5K it's more expensive by $3.5K
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Old 01-14-18, 03:08 AM
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Well of course. It has *red* logos!
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Old 01-14-18, 05:19 AM
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It's pretty eye catching though, except for the whitewalls.
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Old 01-14-18, 06:10 AM
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This thread is like a sphere .....
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Old 01-14-18, 06:26 AM
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Other than Sram Red eTap, the are totally different.

The cheaper has Zipp 30 Course, they are alloy and much cheaper than carbon wheels. I have them on my cyclocross bike and Zipp 303 on my road bike... they're less than 1/2 the price ,s other's a $1200 difference.

$9.5k is not that expensive.
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Old 01-14-18, 06:41 AM
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The base prices of those bikes are in the same ballpark, but the upgrades on those examples - not so much.
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Old 01-14-18, 06:42 AM
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Same groupset but everything else is different. You're comparing apples to grapes.
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Old 01-14-18, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Other than Sram Red eTap, the are totally different.

The cheaper has Zipp 30 Course, they are alloy and much cheaper than carbon wheels. I have them on my cyclocross bike and Zipp 303 on my road bike... they're less than 1/2 the price ,s other's a $1200 difference.

$9.5k is not that expensive.
If it's unfair to compare those bikes, it's probably just as unwise to write so casually about the different places dollars go. If the better part of ten grand is "not that expensive" for some leisure equipment, can't you just round up the figure in your signature?
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Old 01-14-18, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
It's pretty eye catching though, except for the whitewalls.
Just the best part of the bike - in the tubulars.
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Old 01-14-18, 11:50 PM
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The extra 3.5k gets you the BMC quality construction. You just can't see it without cutting the frame in half.
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Old 01-15-18, 08:50 AM
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The other day I saw a guy in front of Walmart with what looked like a month's worth of the product of cleaning up after his dog on walks. He had several dozen sandwich bags full of whatever his dog ate.

He would empty one on the sidewalk, and in chalk, write next to it, "This is foul, it would be foolish to step in it ... I dare you."

He used up his month's collection in under an hour.
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One is a Ferrari, the other is a BMW 3-Series. I don't get this thread.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post
One is a Ferrari, the other is a BMW 3-Series. I don't get this thread.
I am offended. This thread is Very Important.

You have heard the expression "point of the spear"? This thread has the point of a sphere.
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Old 01-15-18, 09:31 AM
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Though the BMC is a pretty machine ... not a fan of those colors, but a beautiful shape.
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Old 01-15-18, 09:35 AM
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I have an issue with any bicycle costing more than a brand new motorcycle in general, that covers both those and much of the status symbol superbicycle market.

First glaring differences:

The BMC is sporting a $2600 set of wheels, pretty sure the Zipps retail under $1000.
BMC is a more Aero of a bike, despite the RoadMachine being an Endurance bike offering vs the Felt's Race Bike offering.
BMC a more modern design with the integrated cockpit and integrated seatpost clamp.
BMC has a proprietary disc flatmount increasing aero profile at the wheels.


The Felt is your typical nuts and bolts bike, the BMC has a more bespoke design.
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If money were no object, I would rather have the BMC. If money were an object, I would still not buy the Felt. Plenty of other bikes I would rather have in that price range.
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If you were going to compare similar bikes, why not choose a similarly equipped aero bike from Felt?

Felt has one...The AR1....$9,500 . Then then again it just has outdated rim brakes.

Btw, it's not their most expensive aero bike.

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Old 01-15-18, 10:11 AM
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Have to pay for the R&D of that expensive and fancy dropped seat stay junction on the BMC somehow.
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Old 01-15-18, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
$9.5k is not that expensive.
smh
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Old 01-15-18, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
smh
Why?

You can buy a very nice new car for under $30k, but every where i look, i see tons $50k+ cars and many $80k+ cars. And as of December 18, Apple has sold 11,200,000 iphone x at $1000 per.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
If you were going to compare similar bikes, why not choose a similarly equipped aero bike from Felt?

Felt has one...The AR1....$9,500 . Then then again it just has outdated rim brakes.

Btw, it's not their most expensive aero bike.
Rim brakes are more aero than disc brakes.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Why?

You can buy a very nice new car for under $30k, but every where i look, i see tons $50k+ cars and many $80k+ cars. And as of December 18, Apple has sold 11,200,000 iphone x at $1000 per.
Think about everything under the hood of a car....then look at a bicycle. Then look at the car again. A new car is expensive as it is--because it takes an absurd amount of engineering. It is a Rube-Goldberg system of pumps and electronics and mechanics.

A mass produced made in china racing bicycle is as expensive as it is--because fools and their money have disposable income. And you know what is said about fools and money.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Think about everything under the hood of a car....then look at a bicycle. Then look at the car again. A new car is expensive as it is--because it takes an absurd amount of engineering. It is a Rube-Goldberg system of pumps and electronics and mechanics.

A mass produced made in china racing bicycle is as expensive as it is--because fools and their money have disposable income. And you know what is said about fools and money.
Still applies to cars.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
smh


Not to try to put words into Old's mouth, but I'm guessing that he meant $9.5k isn't that expensive a bike compared to others available. There's plenty of $14k bikes around so $9.5k compared to $14k isn't that expensive. But clearly there's a lot more $1-$3k bikes around.


I'd say it's more of a Corvette vs Mustang comparison. Not quite into Ferrari territory.
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The Felt is ugly, hence the lower price.
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