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a $170,000 bicycle? really?

Old 05-14-21, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
Hell yeah! the champion is the one who trains harder, wants it more, and is more genetically gifted. not the one who has lighter expensive wrestling shoes or better gloves. there is a reason the bars show UFC, not Tour De France. Next time I'll throw a joke at my friends "hey, instead of the fights, let's go watch skinny guys in tights ride bicycles"
Um ... what kind of bars are you going to?
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Old 05-14-21, 12:15 PM
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OP clearly hasn't gotten his Eurobike and tried riding it uphill yet, which is why he's throwing down insults about people with the ability to climb that are far above what his limited imagination and belief in his own fitness makes him think would be the difference.

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Old 05-14-21, 04:40 PM
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I think if I was looking for a new activity I would try to find one that agreed with me. OP doesn't seem to like anything he's learned about cycling in his brief exposure. Hopefully that will change when he has the opportunity to actually ride a bike.
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I love how the ad copy goes on at length about how this disc version doesn't suffer all the alleged hassles of rim brakes, lol. Talks about how swapping wheels is a breeze with discs, hah.

Somehow, I'd say if someone's looking at dropping 17k on this thing, they're not umming and ahhing over rim vs disc, and you're probably better off not reminding them how road disc still has a few wrinkles to iron out...
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If only it came in celeste.
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Old 05-14-21, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
I'd rather buy 340 Eurobikes ...



The local Eurobike Rep is back in the office it seems.
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Old 05-14-21, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post



The local Eurobike Rep is back in the office it seems.
Oh man, gotta get me 340 of those.

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Old 05-14-21, 09:55 PM
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The local Eurobike Rep is back in the office it seems.
its good you quoted the OP post. There is a tendency for them to get deleted and/or modified. Whatever it takes for this charade to continue.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
its good you quoted the OP post. There is a tendency for them to get deleted and/or modified. Whatever it takes for this charade to continue.
Yep, I've noticed that. Maybe Eurobike has a policy against employees pimping their products on public forums.
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
OP clearly hasn't gotten his Eurobike and tried riding it uphill yet, which is why he's throwing down insults about people with the ability to climb that are far above what his limited imagination and belief in his own fitness makes him think would be the difference.
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I think he's throwing insults around for the lolz. And maybe because we didn't all give our carbon bikes up.
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
For $170,000, I'd rather buy 340 Eurobikes, I could ride a new one almost each day of the year.
​​​​​​How about 110 Eurobikes and 110 people to ride them for you?
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For those curious on ridiculous bike prices like this because maybe they thought this was a real post from a member, the idea is to make it legal in UCI competition (and maybe elsewhere) you have to sell it to the public but nobody at these companies really wants to build these as they take time and effort and just are silly so why not put it at a ridiculous price so it is legal but nobody is actually going to buy it. Hope, Felt and someone else (and maybe more) have done it for their track bikes.
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Old 05-15-21, 11:39 AM
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To multimillionaires, $170,000 is not much. The hard pard is prodding them to choose to drop it on a bicycle over a cigar humidor or motorcycle.
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Old 05-15-21, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
How about the champion who is most effective at starting threads with a ridiculous premise and getting people to buy in?
You found it tempting enough to buy.
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Old 05-15-21, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
You found it tempting enough to buy.
Like smelling the Milk a second time after I know its gone bad, I cant help myself! That said I cant understand how people take these obviously troll posts seriously and either try to help this he/she/they out, then begin arguing amongst each other?

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Old 05-15-21, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
For those curious on ridiculous bike prices like this because maybe they thought this was a real post from a member, the idea is to make it legal in UCI competition (and maybe elsewhere) you have to sell it to the public but nobody at these companies really wants to build these as they take time and effort and just are silly so why not put it at a ridiculous price so it is legal but nobody is actually going to buy it. Hope, Felt and someone else (and maybe more) have done it for their track bikes.
Like homologation in auto racing? IIRC, car makers were required to actually build a certain number of each model, so they wouldn't have to call them prototypes.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Fortunately my credit card can't take a $170,000 hit or otherwise I might have been tempted.
Same here. Sigh. I got to work harder and spent less time tinkering with my bike.

That bike looks uncomfortable, but if I buy it (using two credit cards), my wife will no longer own purses that cost more than my bike.
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It's a typo. Should be $17k.
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It's a typo. Should be $17k.
Oh, and here I thought $17M. Now its totally not worth it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Like homologation in auto racing? IIRC, car makers were required to actually build a certain number of each model, so they wouldn't have to call them prototypes.
Basically, the idea is to keep it somewhat fair-ish I guess, at least something like that.
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
Hell yeah! the champion is the one who trains harder, wants it more, and is more genetically gifted. not the one who has lighter expensive wrestling shoes or better gloves. there is a reason the bars show UFC, not Tour De France. Next time I'll throw a joke at my friends "hey, instead of the fights, let's go watch skinny guys in tights ride bicycles"
Read the marque.



BTW, I went to a boxing match in the 1984 Olympics in LA. One of the matches had a guy who clearly didn't have the coaching. Aggressive, dedicated (you have to be to get where he was), a great athlete, but from a country that could not afford the resources needed to coach boxing at that level. As I recall, Pernell Whitaker ate him for lunch.

That year, the US took gold in nine out of twelve weight classes and took a medal in two of the three where the US team didn't win gold. So, were the boxers from the US "the one who trains harder, wants it more, and is more genetically gifted", or did they have access to facilities and coaches who were out of reach of other teams?

There is no endeavor in sport where money doesn't help.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Hopefully that will change when he has the opportunity to actually ride a bike.
Unlikely on Eurobike. Hopefully, thereafter.
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*shrug*

All of my hobbies have insanely expensive things to spend money on, and I exist in the low end of them all.

My turntable? I've got a few hundred $$s all in on a vintage turntable I restored. It works great and I've very happy with it. Yet, there are turntables that cost in excess of half a million dollars.
My cartridge? Measured in the hundreds of $$s. You can spend around $12k on one if you choose.
My speakers? Again, measured in the hundreds of $$. But those with the means can still spend $5-million if they wanted a pair of solid gold speakers.

There will always be items that are beyond the reach of all but the 0.0000001%. The law of diminishing returns will have kicked in long before the price hits the maximum and we're left with gear that's eminently usable.
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