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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by kgblazerfive, Apr 27, 2005.
This is my new ride cost me $1700 its was used and its a fun ride.
You paid $1700 for a bike
I don't know a whole heck of alot about bicycles, but I know I wouldn't pay that much for one. But then again, I'm not into them, and have no idea what the going rate is for them.
I'm not real into mountain bikes, but my roommates are, and from what they've told me, that's a badass bike.
1700 ... and you only got half a fork?
Looks pretty nice. I'm not into them either, but I'd guess it's probably worth it. I don't know if it's a cool as my 50.00 (or whatever it cost) wal-mart mountain bike though..
And then the realization sets in.......
nice bike. I know it's light weight and the suspension is a lot better than a department store bike. what kind of material is it made out of?
1700, but it weighs what, like 5 lbs?!? lol. That sure is pricey for a bicycle. I remember when looking at some mountian bikes (full suspension, discs, etc) some were what a dirt bike would cost. I now have a dirt bike.
I work with a guy who rides a bicycle to work from across town, both by choice and because he doesn't have a car... He's always talking about the $3000 road bike he wants to get... and a trailer... so he can ride from here to Texas and back when he retires in about a year...
sweet ride, how do you like that cannondale fork? laws of physics always bothered me on those, but I like to take some rough stuff sometimes. dont like the idea of the force only on one side of the front rim.
but yea, good bikes are expensive, Mine was around that much retail. If I lived anywhere but texas I'd be into downhill stuff and you talking at least twice that price to get started in that kind of thing.
Nice , but I could of gone to the ghetto , bought one , shipped it to you , and saved you about 1500 bucks
Nice bike. I've started looking for a new mountain bike - old one is worn out. My road bike is a Cannondale and I love it. How does it ride with the Lefty?
So far in the very short riding that I have done with it it is fine I need to go and buy new shoes or pedals as mine don't fit the clipless pedals that are on it. I bought it cause its worth about $4000 or so and the lefty fork is rather unique. It was $700 cheaper than the Specialized S-Works that I was looking at, which was about $5500 when it was new, it still is its just been sitting at the bike store for two years. I didn't like how spongy the S-works suspension was and the shocks didn't air up very well. The Cannondale has a remote lock out rear shock and a stiffer front spring/oil shock so no air in the front. the rear is also adjustable for ride height. I decided to go with a more expensive bike first cause the last time I bought a bike I paid $400 dollars for it.With in two years I had put another $2500 into so why not spend the money first and save all the work. Kind of like finding a truck project almost done for half what it would cost you to build it.
That's a nice bike man, you ever take it off any sweet jumps???
Seriously that is a nice ride man!!! I have an NRS3 that I beat up on and love the full suspension. Prior to that was a full rigid frame and that thing would jar all my teeth out on downhills.
I have about 1k into mine.. and its half that size
That's a good lookin' bike and killer price too! Back in the mid 90's I rember building my Cannondale for around $2k.... And it only had Rox Shox Mag21 forks on it and all Deore XT/XTR components. Been out of the scene for a while though. Pretty much since I discovered the wonderful world of the dual sport motorcycle!
$1700 for a Cannondale... you are a lucky guy... my Mongoose was like $450, and I only got it because I like to ride occasionally... it's a big heavy POS, but it's good for trail control.
As for going rates of expensive bikes is between 2-6,000... living a block away from the Trek manufacturing plant, I know quality when I see it, and that's good stuff.
Gratz on the good deal... keep us posted on how that Lefty handles the trail.
SO how much does it weigh? Or did I miss that part?
its got shocks, pegs... LUCKY!!!
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