When off the peg new bikes start costing more than some new cars - !

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by simongt, 11 Jul 2018.

  1. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Flicking through a recent copy of Cycling Plus whilst waiting for my physio appointment, noticed a carbon fibre framed, plus no doubt, some seriously high end components, Bianchi for over £11,000.

    Yew WOT - ? :eek:

    Ow much - ? :wacko:

    Yer 'avin' a larf geezer - ! :rofl:
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Plenty of people spend 50k plus on a car, or £500+ a month leasing one. Just sayin' :smile: even a high end bike is rather cheaper to own and run than a high end car (or not even that high end a car)

    You don't get much new car for £11k now, then it has to be taxed, insured, serviced, maintained

    That said, I doubt most people with 11k bikes have 11k cars...although some may have a fleet of a not dissimilar value
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  3. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    I know I know I know. Wheels too, £2K for the latest hi-end Fulcrums. Fulcrum that.
  4. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    That mag usually calls them entry level. Do they do those bikes on the cycle to work scheme
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Pocket money prices to a lot of people.

    And if someone spent 11k on a Hi-Fi system people would be marveling at how good it must be, not telling them they could have got one in Argos for £99.
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  6. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    Much the same as with bottles of wine, I wonder at what price bike a distinctly average cyclist such as myself would be unable to tell the difference.
    (Also, even the cheapest of my bikes is worth more than my car!)
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  7. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Marginal gains get very expensive.
    The difference between a £100 bike and a £1000 is huge.
    The difference between a £3,000 bike and a £11,000 bike is not as big.
  8. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Any of my bikes would cost more to buy new than my car is currently worth. And any two (of 3) combined cost me more actual cash than I spent on my current car (which I've had for 10 years)
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  9. mgs315

    mgs315 Senior Member

    To be fair my current bike and car both cost me ~£2k so I can’t talk! :laugh:
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  10. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    I'd love to have a go at riding them to see for myself
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  11. OneArmedBandit

    OneArmedBandit Active Member

    I vaguely remember that all competition bikes had to ones that were on sale to the general public and you could buy the bikes Team GB use if you want, albeit the basic one was about £32k.

    I never got, can you get fully comp insurance for high value bikes? Presumably if you buy one you intend to hare around on it. Knowing my luck I'd hit a pothole or diesel on the first ride.
  12. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    I've spent far more during my life on bikes than cars - around £800 on bikes, and £50 on a car once.
  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Yes but it costs
  14. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Spoken like a true cyclist.
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  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    £11k on a HiFi, I know people who've spent more than that on an Amplifier.
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