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    I don't know but some bicycle forks are just as sophisticated and well engineered as a set of Ohlins motorcycle forks. And a set of race ready Ohlins forks are over $12,000.00.

    Tires are definitely overpriced I'll have to agree on that. Mainly because they don't last that long and cost as much as some car tires.

    Saddles can be outrageous. I have office chairs that cost less than some Selle saddles.

    Shirt and jerseys. I can get sweat wicking athletic shirts from Target for $12.00. A similar shirt from a bicycle shop can be $70.00.

    Shorts. There's no alternative really if you wear baggy padded shorts but I bought one yesterday for $45.00 thinking it was a good deal. There's something definitely wrong with that.

    XTR. It's not priced for the average Joe. It's actually designed for competitive racers. People that need the edge will shell out for it. The rest of us just want it because we want it. No need to complain about its price if you're no competitive racer. A full XTR group set versus an XT set, what? Like maybe a pound?

    Beer. I can't stop myself from buying a quality half dozen of brew after a ride. It gets very expensive, very fast.

    Bike racks cause shock to my wallet as well. A full roof rack system can cost over $500 and a tail hitch system over $350.

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    Yeah, roof racks and carriers are pretty spendy. I bought my setup used on Craigslist but MSRP for a full Yakima rooftop setup for 2 bikes can easily run 700 or 800 bucks!! I got mine for 180 bucks.

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    I know shoes have been brought up already, but try to find some cold weather cycling boots.

    Holy schnikees….Sidi Diablo’s $320, Lake MXZ302 $269, Northwave Celsius $200….Cripes my toes are going to be cold this fall/early winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenchain
    Headset spacers are way to expensive. $2 to $10 a pieces for a little aluminum ring.
    You are getting ripped off. I paid the same but they were CARBON FIBER! Which as we all know is way better than anything because of the fiber content.

    I am a smart shopper, if I do say so myself.

    Kidding aside, why do we even have "carbon fiber" HS spacers in the first place? Al not light enough?
    Hadley rear hub service here and here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpypete
    I know shoes have been brought up already, but try to find some cold weather cycling boots.

    Holy schnikees….Sidi Diablo’s $320, Lake MXZ302 $269, Northwave Celsius $200….Cripes my toes are going to be cold this fall/early winter.
    Wool socks mang.

    Edit: As far as overpriced stuff is concerned, Fox forks are definatly up there, along with Crank Bros ($350 for the Candy 4ti's), any brand tire, pretty much every lube/grease at the LBS, Jerseys and shorts.

    Of course, none of this is bad at all compared to road biking. I am constantly amazed at how much the casual road biker dishes out to save a few grams (Zero Gravity brakes anyone?).
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    my pick for overpriced components award
    1. shimano xtr. freakin ridiculous - almost double xt, unreal

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    bike industry is gouging customers just like the oil industry.

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    Wife

    I go mounting biking with my wife every weekend. She costs more than any of the things that have been mentioned! Thank God I still love her!

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    Gonna try to mension some stuff that hasnt been said yet.

    ~Cannondale Fox Lefty Max 130mm, gonna push $1500 this year.
    -The conversion to make a bike run a Lefty Fork is extremely expensive
    ~Schmolke Carbon flat bar is $260, The seatpost is $511
    ~Specialized S-works Shoe $300
    ~Specialized S-works Helmet $230
    ~Magura Marta SL Magnesium $365 per brake
    ~Boca Bearings
    ~Industry 9 Wheels

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    For three grand you could buy...

    A Specialized Hybrid...



    Or a Honda Rebel...



    Something just doesn't add up.

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    wtf? back ordered!

    Quote Originally Posted by brianthebiker

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    Kidding aside, why do we even have "carbon fiber" HS spacers in the first place? Al not light enough?
    It's all about the looks. I've weighed AL spacers against CF, and they seem to be within a gram of each other every time. Sometimes, it's the CF that weighs the extra gram.

    If you're looking for over-priced... I paid $100 or so for my Titec Ti handlebar, and $145 for my Ti wedding ring. How it's costs $45 more for the same material, in a similar diameter, with less manipulation, and about 1/4" wide (as opposed to 22") is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by office
    For three grand you could buy...

    A Specialized Hybrid...

    Or a Honda Rebel...

    Something just doesn't add up.
    I supposed you meant the said Honda cost 3K used.

    Price gouging is the industry "standard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harman
    I supposed you meant the said Honda cost 3K used.

    Price gouging is the industry "standard"
    Nope, MSRP brand new $3,199. AND the fenders are included.

    http://powersports.honda.com/motorcy...delId=CMX250C8

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    Yup, der hangers. I've been running Giants (NRS, Trance, TranceX) and the LBS used to charge $10. I thought, "not cheap, but OK." Now TranceX is $15.

    But my LBS usually has one in stock.

    I carry one in my back pack. Maybe once a year I use it out of the pack and on the trail.

    Best wishes to everyone,
    Terry

    Geez, your lucky. I needed a hanger for my Marin Rift Zone. The going price for them in the LBS's here is $45.00 + taxes. Total of over $50.00.

    Unfreakin' believable. The shop didn't even have the proper screws for it.

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    bike seats, camelbacks, lights, Stans no Tubes.
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    $3,335 - DT Swiss XRC 1250 Carbon Wheels

    This wheel set from DT Swiss costs more than most bikes...BUT THEY ARE DAMN SWEET!!

    I'm going with the same DT Swiss XRC 330 carbon rims as an Industry Nine red on red wheelset for my Ibis Mojo!!!

    DT Swiss XRC 1250
    Weight: 1250 Grams
    MSRP: $3335
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    Why: The ultralight, 330-gram (claimed) carbon-fiber clincher rims contribute to the jaw-dropping price, but the rest of the 1,250-gram wheelset is just as sweet. The hubs are DT's highest-end CL with ceramic bearings and a Star Ratchet freehub design. Its spokes are double forged--once for the butting and a second time for the stamping process that gives it a bladed shape. Twenty-four of these spokes are laced two-cross using DT's Hex head pro-lock nipples and are hand-built in its Polish factory. Each pair includes RWS titanium MTB skewers, DT Swiss wheel bags and spoke wrench, rim tape and an Aero spoke holder. They're not tubeless compatible out of the box, but are easily converted using DT Swiss's tubeless kit.

    http://www.bicycling.com/gear/detail...1467-0,00.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooked
    Lights are too expensive. I would love to ride at night but I would not like to pay 2-300 dollars just to do so safely.
    2-300??

    I spent 100$ for my Sigma evo-x setup. It works great.

    Plus if you wanna go cheap, i've seen someone rig up flash lights using hose clamps.



    Anyhow, just to contribute i have 1:

    Shot blox, 2.50 for 6 jelly pieces?? They work great, but price is hard to swallow.

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    Disc wheels. My friend wants to get some disc rear wheel for his triathlon bike and found out they're like $2500. o_O

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    I've heard Camelback get mentioned a few times in this thread, but in their defense, they do have a lifetime warranty, so you should only pay once in theory.

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    Anything with the mention of titanium

    or carbon

    or some other "exotic" material, like magnesium

    but titanium jacks up the price.

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    road bikes

    I ride both mt. bikes an road bikes.
    how about 10,000 for a full colnago with all the trimmings
    I think the going price for a Honda VR 800 is under that including abs brakes
    most hight end carbon frames go for 3500 to 5000
    that make Ridley's Noah at 2900 a deal!

    my pet peaves are mt. bike shorts for 100,
    fox and Marz forks for 800
    wheel sets for 600 or more and you only get two wheels.
    tires of 60 and you only get one.
    helmets don't make me cry, because my fox flux saved my life for 100 buck. I guess that would be a discount compared to alternative.

    I guess we could just stay home and play video games. how much do those go for? lol!

    my other hobby is rc cars and they are way cheaper then one of my bikes.
    my friend bowls, and wins money. sigh!

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    Fox shox...
    Some wheels, specially mavic crossmax.

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    over 3k for a wheelset! thats outrageous! that is 10 times the price of my brothers bike! and i would have them trashed in a weekend lol, yea for the price of a nicely set up dh bike i could have a bling dirtbike...something just doesnt add up...

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    DH Bikes....

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