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Posted by DE [Email] (#2598) [Profile/Gallery] (more from DE) on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 06:36:37 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: so you suggest buying used?, none-yet, Tue, 27 Mar 2018 21:35:13
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Well I've been riding 45 years and I like nice bikes, and don't mind paying for them. I know they don't make me faster, and that a faster rider on a cheaper bike will still be a faster rider. But to me some high end bikes have subtle advantages in fit, ride quality, handling, or aesthetics which I appreciate. While I have some carbon, I am also happy on steel bikes. Cycling is a passion for me, and if I like the bike, enjoy riding it and find it interesting, I really don't much care what it costs. OTOH the large majority of high end bikes don't interest me. I also know that losing 10 pounds will do more for performance than spending another $3,000 on the bike, but that's not the point.

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