Ahem...How 'bout some pics? There's kind of an unwritten rule that if you talk about your new bike, you gotta post a pic.-MV- said:Just got a new Bike..
Even a budget 1k cc sport bike is going to set you back a few g's more than the best custom spec'd mtn. bike out there. That's before you add pipes, rear sets, sprockets, gear like leathers, helmet, gloves, boots....etc. etc. etc.Strafer said:That could be cheaper than competitive MTB racing.
Haha there is no comparison between the cost of mntn biking and motorcycle racing. I used to race with MV for a couple years and finally got him to make the move on trail riding. It's just silly to even think about that comparison. Skinny is hitting it right on the head...$10k for a competitive 1k bike, $5k at least to get it prepped and the continued $800-$1k to run each weekend. Just don't even start to think about crashing and the sort. Welcome to the mountain bike addiction my man!:thumbsup: Get ready for Moab in October!skinnyhippy said:Even a budget 1k cc sport bike is going to set you back a few g's more than the best custom spec'd mtn. bike out there. That's before you add pipes, rear sets, sprockets, gear like leathers, helmet, gloves, boots....etc. etc. etc.
Mtn. biking is damn cheap by comparison.
Yea I hear ya man. Things have definately changed from the good ol' days.Strafer said:Who starts out on liter bikes?
I'm thinking back to my youth, when folks used to race cheap RD350s.
I'm sure you can still race for cheap on 5 year old supersports.
Then beg for used slicks from pro racers, buy used leathers etc.
I have the same bike. Curious what modifications you are going to do? So far I have swapped out the stem for Thompson, and seatpost for Gravity Dropper, and put some Kenda Nevegals on, but that's about it. Oh, and Cranks Brothers Mallets. The bike comes very nicely spec'd. Can't beat Fox up front and in the back, and SRAM X-9 rear dr is setitandforgetit.-MV- said:Ive been pedaling it... and like Jrok said. there is no comparison to Road racing cost. But i know this stuff can be costly as well.. as i have alread started the modifications to the Enduro. :madman: