One Reason I Prefer Mountain Biking

Below is the latest post to the New England CX Yahoo Group. The bolding is my addition.

These deep-dish (50mm) carbon tubulars from Shimano have never been
taken out of the box, and sadly, I need to sell them. Raced a set of
these last year, and they're some of the fastest and strongest wheels
I've ever ridden.

$1500 or best reasonable offer. Can send photos, and can likely
deliver to many New England races.


I would just like to point out that for $1500 you can build a good enough mountain bike that you will never be at a significant competitive disadvantage. You'll never stand on the start line and look at the guy next to you, and think to yourself, "wow, he bought himself a significant advantage."

I blow enough money on bike parts as it is. Thank god I don't road race.

Comments

Zoo said…
You may not spend $1500 on a pair of wheels but suspension gets pretty pricey when it needs to be replaced.
Colin R said…
http://www.shockspital.com/ will rebuild most forks for $60 to $150, which ain't too bad.

I'm not saying you can't blow a ton of money on mountain bikes (you most certainly can), but you don't have to.
Anonymous said…
i hear some people race on mtn bikes pulled out of dumpsters
josh said…
significant advantage? in a time trial, sure. in a road race, having some deep dish wheels won't win you any races...in fact, by themselves they won't win you any races (tt or cx either)...

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