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    The most over priced things in mountain biking.

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    Dropper Posts, very expensive here in Ireland

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    sidi shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Wow.

    At that price I might as well buy a titanium spoke and make my own.

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    Most overpriced things in Mountain Biking

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanetti View Post
    Wow.

    At that price I might as well buy a titanium spoke and make my own.
    Coat hanger would do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Coat hanger would do it.
    Coat hangers... what can't they do...
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    Are we just ignoring balls? Lol

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    Value vs. Price

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    Shipping on BBG bashguards. The bashguards themselves are fairly priced at $12 apiece, but shipping is $6 per bashguard. It comes surrounded by two pieces of cardboard taped together and 3 stamps! How is that $6 worth of packaging?
    You're looking at it all wrong. BBG bashguard at $18 with shipping is a better value than any of their competition at $30 minimum. They saw an opportunity to provide a better product at a lower price & made a great business out of it.

    Maybe the rest of us should do that instead of whining about how much stuff costs.
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    Re: Most overpriced things in Mountain Biking

    I agree, no room to ***** about BBG pricing.

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    New expensive gadget! $700, and up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodyknee View Post
    XX or XTR anything.
    What about XX1? I couldn't believe how friggin expensive that stuff was. $400+ for a cassette, really? C'mon man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    presta valves for tubeless. You can buy two tubes for the same price.
    bite valves for the camel-back.
    Stans fluid. (my home brew is a fraction of the price, and I buy ingredients at retail prices)
    Amen to the homebrew sealant. A basic brew is about 350% less/ounce.
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    Most overpriced things in Mountain Biking

    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    Coat hangers... what can't they do...
    What they can't, duct tape and zip ties can.

    Most overpriced things in Mountain Biking-imageuploadedbytapatalk1360462958.026819.jpg
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    Since starting to mountain bike in the early 90's I remember when tires were not that pricey! I say tires, Sidi shoes, and clothes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    Sidi shoes,
    My Sidi's (2 pairs) have been one of the better values in purchases made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barheet View Post
    Shipping on BBG bashguards. The bashguards themselves are fairly priced at $12 apiece, but shipping is $6 per bashguard. It comes surrounded by two pieces of cardboard taped together and 3 stamps! How is that $6 worth of packaging?
    Think about it for a moment... how much does shipping start at for a small item from one of the big online stores? It's more than $6.

    And BBG shipping stays at $6 for multiple guards (I checked up to 4). So you are paying the one guy who makes it for his time to package, address and then make a trip down to the post office, as well as for the actual cost of shipping.

    BBG is one of the best product makers out there- simple, cheap, and no BS.

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    X0 and XX grip shifters. 225 a set. Weren't they a quarter of the price just a couple years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    "EVERYTHING"
    Except for spokes of course, those are spot on.
    I have to agree with this. But like many other hobbies, it's as expensive as you make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    My Sidi's (2 pairs) have been one of the better values in purchases made.
    I don't think ~$200 for a hand made Italian shoe is over priced AT ALL. If you look at what dress shoes made by comparable craftsmen would run they're double! Cycling can be a fairly expensive hobby or a really really cheap one. So pick a level that fits with your budget and go ride your bike.

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    Frames... I love my SB66, but aluminium from Taiwan isn't totally worth $2,000.
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    Travel to Fort William set me back a bit.

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    Clothes

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    Bike shop tubes +tax can run up over $8. Percentage-wise thats a fat markup if you ask me.

    +1 Clothes!

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    Mtb gloves are way overpriced. Some tyres too, I mean 50 euros for a mtb tyre when my car's cost 73 each? Same for suspension. 300eur for car suspension x 4, same for bike, front only and mid level too.
    I know it has to do with units being produced/sold, but still my wallet hurts. And like most here I love my bike more than my car so...

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    I'd have to say shoes are ridonkulously overpriced, especially Sidis. I can buy a set of four balanced tires for an econobox for the price of a pair of Sidis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husonfirst View Post
    I'd have to say shoes are ridonkulously overpriced, especially Sidis. I can buy a set of four balanced tires for an econobox for the price of a pair of Sidis.



    Bet the the Sidi's outlast the tires though.

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    Have to agree on the shoes and add stems. Just went looking for a shorter one than I currently have and...wow, think I'll get used to my stock one.

    Oher than those two things, stuff for my MTB is way cheaper than basiclly the same thing on a roadie. Roadie gear is off the chart expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    Think about it for a moment... how much does shipping start at for a small item from one of the big online stores? It's more than $6.

    And BBG shipping stays at $6 for multiple guards (I checked up to 4). So you are paying the one guy who makes it for his time to package, address and then make a trip down to the post office, as well as for the actual cost of shipping.

    BBG is one of the best product makers out there- simple, cheap, and no BS.
    Glad I read this thread/post.
    I never used a bashguard or went with 2 chainrings before. Think I'll try one on my 29er build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by husonfirst View Post
    I'd have to say shoes are ridonkulously overpriced, especially Sidis. I can buy a set of four balanced tires for an econobox for the price of a pair of Sidis.
    As mentioned earlier: $200+ for a pair of Italian handmade shoes? Not that I wear Sidis, but compare that to business/casual wear shoes and Sidis are an absolute bargain.

    I think that a lot of peoples' perspectives have been badly warped by low-cost Asian manufacturing and Walmart.

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    It's a "If you build it, they will pay" market.

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    I am gonna have to say the 1UP bike rack. Most bike racks are pretty ugly. This one takes the cake. Looks like something Homer Simpson designed in 2 minutes on a napkin. And the price? Outrageous. There are nice and cheaper options.

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    The said issue with overpriced items is that the mountain bike industry is savvy to using analytics in checking what their major spending market is. That would be the spending demographic of society that has expendable income. Newbies will see the sticker shock, but I do vaguely recall in the nineties that prices were more reasonable to the times. Funny how business intelligence & analytics has pinpointed what people spend the most on and what the range they are willing to pay. I guess we as riders just have to grin and bear it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Bet the the Sidi's outlast the tires though.
    Maybe time-wise but not in terms of mileage.

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    Not sure if this was mentioned but I feel $400 - $500 for a China made carbon fork is insane.

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    I think forks are grossly overpriced... A fork will sell for ~$800-$1000, then a new model comes out and all of a sudden these forks are going for $250-350 still brand new in the box. I really doubt anyone is taking that huge of a hit on them. The markup is just amazing. I like high end forks, but I like to pay about 200 bucks for them, ive bought a few for that price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    I think forks are grossly overpriced... A fork will sell for ~$800-$1000, then a new model comes out and all of a sudden these forks are going for $250-350 still brand new in the box. I really doubt anyone is taking that huge of a hit on them. The markup is just amazing. I like high end forks, but I like to pay about 200 bucks for them, ive bought a few for that price!
    Controlled obsolescence. A company needs (wants) to make obscene margins on the latest/ greatest _____ in order to make up for all the overstock they will be "dumping" on closeout while their next big deal is being hyped.

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    The sad part is that the vast majority of our dollars end up overseas. You'd expect to pay higher dollar for homegrown stuff and I would feel a little better or justified in spending $90 or so on a cassette if the money stayed here. In the end, I guess I'm part of the problem since I keep forking it over - gotta keep riding ya know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erudition12000 View Post
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    I used to think cycling clothes were too expensive, but then I noticed the other day that quite a bit of my cycling clothing is older than my teenagers. My cost per ride or per year is pretty minimal.

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