What's the most expensive bike that's commonly sold?

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  1. JTE83

    JTE83 Member

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    What's the most expensive bike that's commonly sold? For this question, there are 3 categories: 1) a complete working stock road bike setup. 2) a complete working stock mountain bike setup 3) a complete working stock triathlon / time trial bike setup.
     
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  2. Doctor Morbius

    Doctor Morbius New Member

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    The ones that never get ridden. ;)

    I wonder how many $1000 bikes are purchased around TdF time, ridden a few times and subsequently hung in the garage to collect dust.
     
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    HAHAHA Doctor Morbius... you are so right.

    And I doubt anyone can beat that answer.
     
  4. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    I see quite a few high-end LOOKs around here, and the Colnago C40 or C50, or whatever they're called.
     
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    TIS THE SAD SAD TRUTH! I've friends who brag of the great deals they've gotten, yet they are only great deals if they are used.
     
  6. Synpax

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    For road bikes, definitly: http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/2005/ghisallo.aspx

    Guessing for tris, same company - the Blade.

    Unsure about mountains.

    Not to say that it's the best - best tri-bike at least.
     
  7. mrowkoob

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    Well the really expensive ones are the custom ones like Walser TT frames, Custom carbon and titanium road and mtb frames.

    You asked about stock bikes here´s three examples. And there are lot´s of other in this price range :eek:


    Road The Pinarello Dogma EGO about 15000 USD

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=PRODUCT&PRODUCT.ID=154

    Triathlon/TT THe Cervelo P3 Carbon http://www.cervelo.com/bikes/2005/P3-Carbon.html will cost you about 9000 USD to get in a Zabriskie tour setup.

    MTB´s well Scott ht and fullys in carbon (Scale and Genious) with a deluxe setup will cost you about 6000 USD. http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=7858

    If you go custom the price can go way way higher.

    Mind you still have to pedal! :D
     
  8. PeterF

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    The Independent Fabrications XS with Campy Record and Hyperion Ultra Wheels is an 11k bike. Pinarello Dogma, De Rosa Cinquanta and the Colnago Carbon Models (C40, C50) are pretty outragous too...
     
  9. philso

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    i imagine that the department of defence has a standard issue bicycle that's nearly as cheap as a lamborghini. ;)
     
  10. dgregory57

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    That drab colored radar resistant paint is pretty expensive. :D

    Not to mention there is probably a ridiculous list of specifications like the following (in abbreviated form for illustration only):

    "Bicycle's front fork must remain serviceable when the bicycle is ridden into a reinforced concrete wall 16.3 inches thick at 5.23 miles per hour and ridden by a 5 foot 10 inch tall, 157.2 pound male rider with hands afixed to the dropped portion of the handlebrs, at an angle within 1.5 degrees of perpendicular to the wall. Forks shall have no cracks after such collision and shall not flex more than .2 of an inch during the impact, and shall return to the original geometry with a deviation allowed of .002 of an inch."
     
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