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$10k Lexus

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:27 pm

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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby potownrob » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:48 pm

sounds like they can keep it there
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby theholycow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:48 am

For $10,000 I would expect it to weigh less. Pretty sure you can get a similarly equipped electronic shifting Dura Ace carbon fiber bike weighing 15 pounds for less money. Probably similarly limited edition, too.
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:33 am

theholycow wrote:For $10,000 I would expect it to weigh less. Pretty sure you can get a similarly equipped electronic shifting Dura Ace carbon fiber bike weighing 15 pounds for less money. Probably similarly limited edition, too.


This. For 10 stacks I'll get a lighter, better bike at my LBS without the Lexus markup on top of the component supplier's markup. There are quite a few bikes that hover around 14lb mark that I've been seeing there. Granted, some costing MORE than 10 grand.
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:38 am

Forgettaboutit.

For me, I'd pick up the Yeti XTR carbon and have 2 grand left over for upgrades.

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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby InlinePaul » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:15 pm

I ride a beat up old Raleigh M30 I got from a garage sale for about $5.
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:10 pm

My mountain bike cost (when I bought new) more than quite a few of the cars I've owned. :lol: In the last two months I've spent just over $400 on maintenance and a bunch of new parts.

I treat it as a health investment up front rather than medical bills later. Besides, you can't shred trails riding a medical bill.
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby theholycow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:13 pm

No, but you could shred a medical bill riding a medical bill.
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:05 pm

I'll still take the trails.


I was expecting a wise-ass comment about trail-related medical bills, but got off easy on that one. :mrgreen:
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:14 am

I just have a $8 bike from a garage sale. $10k for a bike is just ridiculous!
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:57 am

AHTOXA wrote:Forgettaboutit.

For me, I'd pick up the Yeti XTR carbon and have 2 grand left over for upgrades.

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Why do the tires seem reversed. The front is knobbier, which seems should be on the back for maximum traction. Or am I missing something here?
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:08 am

My garage sale beater. But I changed the handle bars and seat from the stock M30:
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby potownrob » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:14 am

InlinePaul wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Forgettaboutit.

For me, I'd pick up the Yeti XTR carbon and have 2 grand left over for upgrades.

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Why do the tires seem reversed. The front is knobbier, which seems should be on the back for maximum traction. Or am I missing something here?
this doesn't fully answer your question, but some insight:
http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index ... 73041.html
and this site has even more insight:
http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/kno ... 26583.html
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby AHTOXA » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:43 am

InlinePaul,

I've not done any research on those tires but it's likely that the set on that bike are front and rear specific, meaning the rear tire was designed to be used only as the rear tire and the front only as the front.

I run a front and rear specific set on my bike and the front tire knobs are large and substantial. They are designed to provide stopping power and gripping power when the bike is leaning. They wouldn't be good on the back. The back tire usually doesn't need to have as much bite as the front. Reason for that is because the rear tire has more weight on it and thus more traction. It also doesn't experience as much lateral force on it when cornering as compared to the front tire.

Upon a second look - they are entirely different tires, however the concept is the same.

Here is the set that I run. I took these when the set was brand new. This reminds me that I need to replace them now.

Rear: Paddles for traction going straight.
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Front: angled knobs for the best corner bite.
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Re: $10k Lexus

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Very interesting. Makes sense. Thanks.
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