Thursday, January 20, 2011

More affordable

MORE_affordable

Am I the only one who finds it a bit odd for framesets (not complete bikes) priced at $3,500 and $2,849 to be described as “more affordable?”

18 comments:

  1. makes me want to race on one of these:

    http://surlybikes.com/frames/pacer_frame/

    $400 of goodness...

    g

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  2. Turbo: I think that's why they said "more affordable" rather than "affordable."

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  3. I always get a kick out of comments from my cycling friends about the price of a season pass or snowboard gear when they spend thousands on bikes and plane tickets to race.

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  4. http://www.gotobike.com.cn/main.asp

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  5. One of the frames has "Paris" in the name, and the other has "race" so they must be high-end. And dirtbag racers as ourselves find ways to never pay retail, so they know that "more affordable" and a $3k price tag will only be appealing to their taget audience: the rich mid-life crisis crowd who will let the frame hang in the garage (in a highly visible spot of course) so to then be able to brag about being a "cyclist". LA/Trek and the Madone have perfected the strategy.

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  6. More affordable is better then the recent, "Less Affordable," strategy Specialized just went for by raising the prices on almost all their bikes some $500-$800.

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  7. What is the big deal. Its just money. More is always being printed.

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  8. I sawthat ad and thought the exact same thing. One of those "trickle down" frames costs more than the retail price of any complete bike I've ever owned.

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  9. FG: I'm in the same boat. I've never spent that much on a bike.

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  10. Maybe there should be an award at every race of least expensive bike, best result.

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  11. Forrest, I'm pretty sure Bart G. could ride Napoleon Dynamite's sledgehammer and still beat me in a cross race. But I like where you're going with this idea.

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  12. You only find it odd because you aren't a bike salesman working on commission. Golly, that describes a lot of us!

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  13. I'd comment, but then everybody would make fun of me for how much I just spent on my new bike.

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  14. Watcher: as long as you don't claim it was "more affordable," I don't care what you spent on your bike.

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  15. i get these emails and they always say something like that, more affordable, huge discounts, and the bikes still cost 4500 lol

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