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Offline JC

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2019, 04:14:45 pm »
and good old SA has the highest ratio S-works sales in the world if calculated using number of Specialized bikes sold in a country

 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2019, 04:25:13 pm »
In general roadies have a much worse second-hand value than MTBs. I would never ever buy a roady new. There are way too much good roadies on the second hand market. We have lots of cycles, and the most expensive one is my son's Scalpel Si, and only because he does competitive MTBing.

For the average cyclist, a MTB in the R30k - R50k would be more than good enough.
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2019, 05:45:43 pm »




Just imagine what a pretty pair this bike and your HP2 would make!  :biggrin:
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2019, 06:18:17 pm »
I also donít get this

https://youtu.be/yotOZVELSMc
 

Offline Gwilliams

Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2019, 08:07:28 pm »
Totally ridiculous, I have discussed this with many people and no one can give me a good reason why bicycles are so overpriced.


With the interest in cycling - if you donít pay somebody else does - demand effectively equals supply.- suppliers name their absurd prices and in most instances get it from buyers who believe an upgrade will fundamentally improve their Wine to Wales and or Argus times . Hysteria trumps training

Likewise I own a collection of bikes , cars , boats and an ebike ( love it ) - I was at Specialized today looking at upgrading - the prices are crazy and like you could not but reference the perverseness of choice

YZ 450 less than R130 k

Ktm 790 also around R170

Specialized S Works juts short of R200 k with absolute fuck all value a year down the line , unlike the motorcycles
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2019, 08:44:53 pm »
Isnít @badiej employed by Specialized? Maybe he can shed some light on pricing
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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2019, 09:20:54 pm »
I'm no Tour de France cyclist so my cheapy "Chinarello" Chinese carbon roadie is great for me.
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2019, 12:19:24 am »
I also donít get this

https://youtu.be/yotOZVELSMc

I completely get this and it is 100% accurate in my case, except it is my wife kicking my ass on the trails, and I have a beer boep.

I wont spend R200k on a mtb bike, however, last time I bought a MTB was 12 years ago so I can justify some of the cost of annualized over this period.

On the other end of the spectrum, I would never buy a sports car, waste of money in my opinion. To each his own I guess.
 

Offline B.V.

Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2019, 06:27:02 am »
I went to my local Scott shop Saturday with the 701. A guy came to me and started talking bikes. He made comment that his mtb is a lot more expensive than a new R140k  701.
I made the sum last week on my MTB riding cost. Running cost at the moment is arround R3.5 per kilometer. That is only repairs!!!!
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2019, 06:51:30 am »
I went to my local Scott shop Saturday with the 701. A guy came to me and started talking bikes. He made comment that his mtb is a lot more expensive than a new R140k  701.
I made the sum last week on my MTB riding cost. Running cost at the moment is arround R3.5 per kilometer. That is only repairs!!!!

Guys who are into golf and e-bikes simultaneously, must be loaded then? :lol8:

I see e-bikes can compete in the next Cape Town cycle tour.
I will take a e-bike over a mtb.
And a 701 over a e-bike.

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2019, 07:55:47 am »
Totally ridiculous, I have discussed this with many people and no one can give me a good reason why bicycles are so overpriced.

And like my grandpa says, "no matter how expensive the bicycle, the engine stays the same"
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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2019, 01:26:10 pm »
Whoops....

I have one motorcycle, DR650

And one bicycle, Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper   :imaposer:


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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2019, 09:46:39 pm »
And then enter the  Cape Epic 8 day mtb race. R120000,00 rand entry fee. And it sells out on line in 30 seconds. Proof of payment in 24 hours or the next team on the wait list gets the entry. 500 team of two entries.
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2019, 04:42:45 pm »
Bicycle stage races cost a packet too.  Bicycle tyres cost more than a car tyre :(

Huh? what car tyres do you use?  MyMTB tyres are anything between R450 and R750 and I just repaced a tyre for Kombi for R2750.00
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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2019, 05:33:00 pm »
I would much rather own a 200k bicycle than a 790.  :pot:




















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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2019, 05:42:20 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4:
 

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2019, 06:54:22 pm »
  :imaposer:  :imaposer: voetsek man...  :lol8:
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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2019, 07:21:07 pm »
The bicycle every day of the week. Thatís an investment in you.

Canít beat good health

However, maybe a cheaper bike an second hand 790 maybe the perfect compromise.
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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2019, 03:14:57 pm »
Second hand bicycles for the win. Let the first owner take the knock  :deal:

My mtb is a demo model I bough for half the price of a new one. My road bicycle I built using a second hand frame and components. The prices of new bicycles are ridiculous.

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Re: R200k - buy a bicycle or KTM 790R
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2019, 03:20:20 pm »
I was thinking the same thing this weekend standing at the bicycle shop in Gateway.......

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