$11K to spend on ONE bike - what do you get?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 81 of 81
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    508

    $11K to spend on ONE bike - what do you get?

    Sooo, you primarily in the Front Range of Colorado as well as Moab. You've got an insurance settlement for your garage being cleared out of bikes. Which one, do it all bike, do you get? Assuming, you want nothing less than 130mm in rear and at least that in the front.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Posts
    12
    Easy for me...

    Intense Primer Expert build for $3799 and the rest into one of the retirement accounts.

    Steve

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,148
    Shaky has a good answer - or - grab 2-3 really good bikes and have fun w a quiver of N+1,2

    Norco Sight, Spot Ryve 115, GG Pedalhead or NS Eccentric Cromo (steel hardtail rippers), lots of welddwerks or new image beers maybe a pizza?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    156
    29er or 27.5?

    If 27.5: https://eskercycles.com/products/elkat
    Wait a second, we're in the 29er forum.

    I vote Ripmo if you're not a heavier rider or focused on hucks and flat landings. Or https://www.revelbikes.com/our-bikes/rascal/ or wait for Esker to make a 29er which could be quite a while.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    7,685
    I'd save up until I had $12k and get something nice.
    Do the math.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    244
    Ya really, The best suspension, wheels and frame plus bull parts are about 7K at most.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,390
    5k on a 120mm 29 and 5k on a 160mm 29er. No way 11k on one bike. Might even split that into 3 bikes adding a hard tail or road bike.

    At the least split between road and mtb

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,250
    Quote Originally Posted by ShakyDog View Post
    Easy for me...

    Intense Primer Expert build for $3799 and the rest into one of the retirement accounts.

    Steve
    Another vote for the Primer. A true Swiss Army Knife Bike. put a strong set of Carbon wheels 30mm ID and you can do a lot.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OldHouseMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,293
    Two bikes and a security system for your garage.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    7,216
    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Two bikes and a security system for your garage.
    Wut he said.

    But seriously, who the hell has 11k to drop on one bike and why the hell are they asking a bunch of poseurs, dirt bags, and the like?

    I dropped 6k on my wifes Pivot Shuttle and that made my sphincter pucker!
    GG Megatrail (Braaap!)
    GG Trail Pistola (in process)
    Fezzari Signal Peak (frame for Sale)
    Pivot Shuttle (wife's)

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    53
    Antidote Carbonjack 29er....then throw high end parts at it

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    7,070
    Fuel EX 9.9 or similar, a secondary set of lighter wheels/tires, and a couple of non-budget mtb vacations.
    Whining is not a strategy.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    176
    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    5k on a 120mm 29 and 5k on a 160mm 29er. No way 11k on one bike. Might even split that into 3 bikes adding a hard tail or road bike.

    At the least split between road and mtb
    This^^. Always nice to have a backup ride if one goes down.

    Plus the security camera idea.

  14. #14
    Ride what you like!
    Reputation: MattiThundrrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    381
    I'd buy a used car. And a motorcycle. And still have enough left over to buy a few bikes. Spending 11k on a bike will never happen for me. Ever. I'd give the money to someone who needs it rather than spend it in that way.
    The revolution starts now
    When you rise above your fear
    And tear the walls around you down
    The revolution starts here

  15. #15
    Co Springs
    Reputation: bachman1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    2,355
    Nice bike that fits my type of riding and some room for growth. I'd split it up, a few thousand on the bike and some coaching or classes. Lots left for a nice ride plan / vayca or retirement. The only person thinking they got an 11k bike is the one who traded a big bag of money for a bike and they were absolutely right ! 👍
    "Before you criticize, you should walk a mile in their shoes. You'll be a mile away from them and you have their shoes"

  16. #16
    EAT MORE GRIME
    Reputation: 127.0.0.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    4,839
    I'd get a steel ss, winter beater fatbike, new road bike, and new fully mtb with 11g of loose change
    "Put your seatbelt back on or get out and sit in the middle of that circle of death." - Johnny Scoot

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    48
    People suck! Sorry to hear about the burglary.

    Dude, if I was given the green light to spend 11k on a toy FOR ME by the CFO(wife), I would NOT buy just ONE toy

    If you need ideas other than getting a bike...

    Merry Christmas

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    157
    SB130, Druid Fluid, Tallboy, Orbea Occam all with XX1 or XTR components. DT Swiss XM1200 carbon wheel upgrade or new Crank Brothers carbon wheels. But I would save your money and build up with new XT and carbon wheels.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    12,960
    Most of us would do a frame build. That takes a lot of demoing and a good amount of knowledge with research. That's the most cost effective long-term way. So my rec is to start on that course.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    12,810
    Well the op did say ONE bike and apparently you can't keep the change. I think I might like to have a Tallboy AXS reserve build for ~$10,000.
    I brake for stinkbugs

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    12,810
    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Most of us would do a frame build. That takes a lot of demoing and a good amount of knowledge with research. That's the most cost effective long-term way. So my rec is to start on that course.


    I'm not sure budget is a concern with an $11,000 limit.
    I brake for stinkbugs

  22. #22
    Rider
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    48
    I'd do a superlight build on a Ripmo frame.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MSU Alum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,147
    Let's see. You want one bike and you posted in the 29er forum....hmmm.

    I wonder if I should suggest 27.5 or multiple bikes?

    Yeah, I'd build up a Ripmo to get what you want (but there are lots of nice frames in this category for sure), but it would be difficult to spend the entire $11k. Maybe a spare wheelset thrown in so you can go from a super light wheel-tire combo to a beefier enduro type of wheel-tire combo on demand.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    508
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I'd save up until I had $12k and get something nice.
    Ha! Just found out from insurance I have $15K!

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    508
    'preciate you. Yeah, I'm rethinking my priorities.

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    508
    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Let's see. You want one bike and you posted in the 29er forum....hmmm.

    I wonder if I should suggest 27.5 or multiple bikes?

    Yeah, I'd build up a Ripmo to get what you want (but there are lots of nice frames in this category for sure), but it would be difficult to spend the entire $11k. Maybe a spare wheelset thrown in so you can go from a super light wheel-tire combo to a beefier enduro type of wheel-tire combo on demand.
    Hmmmm. won't buying part by part add up to more than had one just bought the thing built?

  27. #27
    EAT MORE GRIME
    Reputation: 127.0.0.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    4,839
    one bike
    scott spark rc900 sl axs
    "Put your seatbelt back on or get out and sit in the middle of that circle of death." - Johnny Scoot

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Radical_53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    536
    Im in the market myself at the moment and I like the idea.
    My last build lasted me the better part of a decade and is still a pleasure to ride.

    Id say start off with a good ride around $7000 and put the rest into upgrades for the next two years (I never got the first shot right).

    Custom built Yeti SB 130, Rocky Mountain Altitude BC, Santa Cruz or Evil Reckoning come to my mind as a base.
    Fox suspension, alternatively hlins, with Eagle drivetrain, custom built wheels and some nice brakes.
    Easy to burn the money, but even a nicely light and durable build shouldnt be hard to do nowadays.


    Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk Pro

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OldHouseMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,293
    At those dollars, I think you should ask you dentist for bike advice.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation: smartyiak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    652
    For one bike, Id start with a Foxy frame, AXS, and some nice wheels.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MSU Alum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,147
    Quote Originally Posted by LyncStar View Post
    Hmmmm. won't buying part by part add up to more than had one just bought the thing built?
    Yes, but you have to burn up $11000 (Hey, you're the one who set the rules)! And you would get a much more capable build Vs. the stock build.

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    24
    Unno Dash, Pole Stamina 140 or Firebird 29

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: plummet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    917
    Depends entirely on your riding style and enjoyment. You havent listed what/how you like to ride.

    Without that info there cannot be a recommendation that is accuarate and usefull.

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    244
    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    At those dollars, I think you should ask you dentist for bike advice.
    Yes, and hopefully they are near me so I can buy it used for cheap. LOL

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    12,960
    Quote Originally Posted by LyncStar View Post
    Hmmmm. won't buying part by part add up to more than had one just bought the thing built?
    In the long run you'll replace the wheels. Even top bikes ship with cheap wheels. And you'll want a better fork. Like I'd want the new Manitou. You'd need a matched tuned shock. And your favorite seat. Plus bars with the rise and sweep you're comfortable with. Grips too. So your complete now is just a lot of money in extra parts.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OldHouseMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,293
    Quote Originally Posted by markdjr View Post
    Unno Dash, Pole Stamina 140 or Firebird 29
    I'm with this guy...If I just wanted to blow a wad of cash, I'd blow it on the Unno. Or even the Atherton/Robot bike.

  37. #37
    Not a role model
    Reputation: ninjichor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    1,311
    Maybe deck out a Santa Cruz Megatower.

    3zeromoto rims, berd spokes, onyx hubs? Pi Rope?
    trust shout? motion e18?
    PUSH 11-6 shock?
    xtr drivetrain, axs post?

    I dunno, all this stuff is mostly unknown to me. I just hear that some of these things are game changers.

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    953
    Hightower CC XO1 build with SC 30mm wheels. Or a XT build Ripmo with Ibis carbon wheels and their branded hubs. Maybe a Yeti SB 130 T1 build with the carbon wheel option. Any of these bikes will set you back between $7300 and $8500 and do everything in the front range or Moab.

    But I would probably get a slightly less expensive version of any of these bikes, buy two pairs of '19 skis (one pair of Head Kore 105 and one pair of Kore 93) with bindings '19 (Salomon STH2 WTR) and an appropriate set of boots as well as a season pass in Aspen and ride Highlands all winter long. But that is just me.

  39. #39
    Nat
    Nat is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    14,397
    If this were a genuine use it or lose it scenario (fun!) then Id order a Antidote Carbonjack 29 and trick it out with AXS shifting and top shelf spec on everything.

    Handmade for Polish dentists:
    https://antidotebikes.com/carbonjack-29/

    But this isnt really a use it or lose it scenario (not as fun but cool anyway), so I'd buy something that actually exists here in the States with good LBS support and a ready supply of replacement parts. Still tricked out though.

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Salespunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,842
    Pick your favorite frame, full AXS build (shifter, RD, dropper) on XTR cassette and chain (wireless shifting with the ability to make full power gear changes), Saint brakes, King hubs built on SC or ZeroMoto rims, eeWings cranks with Absolute Black ring, King BB, King HS, Renthal cockpit, favorite saddle with Ti (not carbon on an AM or trail bike)

    Frame recommendation would be new Enduro, SB150/130, Forbidden Druid, SC HT2, or?

    That should get you to about $10-11K if you pay full retail and don't try to find deals. If you can find some discounts it should be about $8-9K.

  41. #41
    BOOM goes the dynamite!
    Reputation: noapathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    4,466
    I hear the Trek Marlin is nice.
    :nono: :thumbsup:

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: azjonboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,710
    Black Sheep 29+ hard tail tricked out and a Lenz 29+ full suspension. Could do both of these and build them nicely with the builders discount on components.
    If you're lucky enough to be in the mountains,
    you're lucky enough.

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    12,810
    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    In the long run you'll replace the wheels. Even top bikes ship with cheap wheels. And you'll want a better fork. Like I'd want the new Manitou. You'd need a matched tuned shock.

    They may or may not be exactly what you want but I don't think I've ever seen a $12,000 bike with "cheap" wheels. Same with the fork and shock.

    I'm not against building frame-up by any means but plenty of top builds I'd gladly ride "as-is" with maybe a few minor tweaks.
    I brake for stinkbugs

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    690
    Jeffsy, a vacation and the balance towards retirement if youre still working.
    I like bikes

  45. #45
    Out spokin'
    Reputation: Sparticus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    10,075
    This......................................
    K to spend on ONE bike - what do you get?-g1_bike_3000x2000-1-.jpg
    Nicolai G1 29
    =sParty
    disciplesofdirt.org

    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    675
    Decide what travel reach etc you need then buy a frame.

    Trickstuff brakes-Piccola for me
    Eewing cranks
    Axs shifter derailuer and dropper
    Shimano xtr cassette and chain
    Intend fork in raw finish
    Zipp Moto rims with preferred hubs-Chris King here
    Ht me03 magnesium/titanium pedals in raw finish.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,358
    $3K bike and put the rest in an investment account.

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation: smartyiak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    652
    Half of you guys sound like Samir!

    https://youtu.be/Wu2HhlTEHMc

    ...or: Buzz Killington.

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    203
    Deviate Highlander (140mm 29er w/high single pivot)
    AXS gears and post
    DT XMC1200
    EEWings
    Trickstuff Diretissima brakes
    Carbon bar of choice
    Fox Factoy 36/DPX2

    Dependant on exchange rates that might take you north of $11k at RRP, but In the UK its around 10k, I've heard

  50. #50
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    382
    Quote Originally Posted by matadorCE View Post
    $3K bike and put the rest in an investment account.
    boooooorrrrriiiinnnggg

  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    555
    Revel Rascal. AXS/ Fox suspension/ ee wings/ DT XMC 1200.

  52. #52
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    765
    Hayabusa. Got a friend, He and his wife are both sniper-quality rifle shooters) Who live ion Camp Verde (Now THAT'S a town that's growing too fast) but he claims that bike clears it up to Payson and the Mogollon rim like a hypersonic missile.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    12,960
    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    They may or may not be exactly what you want but I don't think I've ever seen a $12,000 bike with "cheap" wheels. Same with the fork and shock.

    I'm not against building frame-up by any means but plenty of top builds I'd gladly ride "as-is" with maybe a few minor tweaks.
    You're right. Wrong word.
    The wheels aren't cheap but they aren't what you'd want in a custom build. So basically wasted.

    Some included wheelset top spec bike-
    e*thirteen LG1,
    Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Wide Trail w/ Industry Nine hub, 34mm outer
    Bontrager Line Carbon 30
    Roval Traverse SL with Roval Traverse SL carbon rims 30mm inner
    Ibis S35 Carbon Rims / 29" / Industry 9 Hydra Hubs
    Syncros Revelstoke 1.5 TR Wheels 30mm
    Stans Flow MK3 Team
    DT Swiss 370 Race Face AR 35 WTB 1.8-1.6 spokes
    Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon rims i9 Hydra DT Comp Race spokes Reserve 37 could be subbed I expect
    Industry 9 Trail S,

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velorangutan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    329
    Orbea Occam is a good one.
    And so are the Ibis Ripmo and Devinci Troy.

    https://www.orbea.com/us-en/bicycles...at/occam-m-ltd

  55. #55
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    12,319
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Fuel EX 9.9 or similar, a secondary set of lighter wheels/tires, and a couple of non-budget mtb vacations.
    ^^^This!^^^😁
    Ripley V1 XC/Gravel Adventure rig
    Marin Hawk Hill 2.5

  56. #56
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    12,319
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I'd save up until I had $12k and get something nice.
    Got a giggle from this. Who has $11g and asks the internet what they should spen Who'd he ask to figure out what bikes to initially buy to fill the garage for the thief(s)?

    1st World problems.....
    Ripley V1 XC/Gravel Adventure rig
    Marin Hawk Hill 2.5

  57. #57
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    12,319
    Quote Originally Posted by LyncStar View Post
    Ha! Just found out from insurance I have $15K!
    Ok. Now its $15k? I think you can figure it out in your own now....
    Ripley V1 XC/Gravel Adventure rig
    Marin Hawk Hill 2.5

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    244
    It's hard to beat a YT build. If a person wants to burn money buy a second set of wheels.. Take some time off and ride.

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    693
    If that were me, and I was somehow limited to one bike, instead of a few more reasonably priced bikes, this is what Id do.

    Assemble a list of frames that I was interested in, and invest some actual time and money into getting good demos/test rides on them. If I was dropping $10-15k on a bike, Id want to know I was getting exactly what I wanted. Which to me, means trying everything.

    Its not much different from it concept from what I try to do now. But Id be considering more extravagant frames, and ones that would cost me some money to demo (like flying to atherton bikes).

    Then Id build whichever bike I wanted up exactly how I wanted. High end suspension with custom tunes, nice hubs and rims, your dream brakes of choice, etc. While doing a full frame up build can be expensive, I think Id enjoy no longer wondering what might have been, or if Id gotten my favorite bike.

    Realistically, I dont think Id be able to spend it all on one bike though. Maybe Id grab 2 or 3 more reasonably priced bikes (since you had more than one stollen) then would use the rest for other life expenses/etc. Id probably invest in securing the bikes a bit better in the garage, and probably some in tools/ gear for the shop as well.

  60. #60
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    675
    There's also the Hope bike that's a wad of cash and beautiful.

  61. #61
    Nat
    Nat is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    14,397
    How about a Mondraker? Those are pretty nice.

  62. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    244
    Quote Originally Posted by ocnLogan View Post
    If that were me, and I was somehow limited to one bike, instead of a few more reasonably priced bikes, this is what Id do.

    Assemble a list of frames that I was interested in, and invest some actual time and money into getting good demos/test rides on them. If I was dropping $10-15k on a bike, Id want to know I was getting exactly what I wanted. Which to me, means trying everything.

    Its not much different from it concept from what I try to do now. But Id be considering more extravagant frames, and ones that would cost me some money to demo (like flying to atherton bikes).

    Then Id build whichever bike I wanted up exactly how I wanted. High end suspension with custom tunes, nice hubs and rims, your dream brakes of choice, etc. While doing a full frame up build can be expensive, I think Id enjoy no longer wondering what might have been, or if Id gotten my favorite bike.

    Realistically, I dont think Id be able to spend it all on one bike though. Maybe Id grab 2 or 3 more reasonably priced bikes (since you had more than one stollen) then would use the rest for other life expenses/etc. Id probably invest in securing the bikes a bit better in the garage, and probably some in tools/ gear for the shop as well.
    The most sensible option.

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation: CHROMAG19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    564
    You're a moron if you spend $11k on a MTB.

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Radical_53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    536
    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    You're a moron if you spend $11k on a MTB.
    A dedicated moron though.


    Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk Pro

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    85
    Built and rode a few MTB bikes, each around 6-9 K but 11 K seems to be excessive. Maybe building is cheaper than buying for top of the line MTBs

  66. #66
    be1
    be1 is offline
    too hot to hoot
    Reputation: be1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    240
    25% charity
    25% savings
    50% bikes
    can get a helluva bike for 5500 or a nice fs and a hardtail.
    but then i dont know what you are replacing. if you are like me then you have a bunch of stuff that would have been hard to sell anyway.

    just heard something - not sure if i heard it right. 70% of americans have less than 1000 dollars saved.

  67. #67
    jcd's best friend
    Reputation: Battery's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    2,230
    Cannondale Synapse Neo

  68. #68
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    378
    If you have to spend it all at one time on one bike, find a retailer with the bike brands you like.

    Have them build you the bike you want with the exact specifications you require.
    Pay above / full retail price.

    Have them throw in a second bike for free as a value add.

    $15k on one bike is possible but all bikes have downtime.
    Do you really want to be staring at it as it needs repairing, or riding your back bike.

    2x $7k - $8k bikes would still be outstanding.
    I bet if you told the shop your problem they'd work out a solution.

  69. #69
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    560
    Seems like the wrong demographic here. One Porsche or 4 Chevy/Ford/Toyota/Whatever. Live a little ffs. It's only money.

  70. #70
    I'm with stupid
    Reputation: hitechredneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    5,899
    A SB 130 with full AXS push front and rear 11-6 rear and a custom acs 36 set at 150 with moto wheels or santcruz carbon and rethal cock pit and code rsc brakes maxxis tires with cush core and you have my hopefully next bike.

  71. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    508
    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Half of you guys sound like Samir!

    https://youtu.be/Wu2HhlTEHMc

    ...or: Buzz Killington.
    OK, that's awesome!

  72. #72
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation: rideit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,685
    I would get a part time job in a shop, pro form a badass bike for 5k, and move to whistler for a few months, with some DH coaching days thrown in.
    And a nice something for wifey.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

    Thrill Bikers Unite!

  73. #73
    Elitest thrill junkie
    Reputation: Jayem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    32,673
    Not me, I would get a part time job in a shop in Whistler, pro-deal a badass 5K bike, ride with the shop guys for free and get park-discounts from being industry, and use the extra thousands for hookers.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

  74. #74
    Biking Like Crazy!
    Reputation: blcman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,357
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Not me, I would get a part time job in a shop in Whistler, pro-deal a badass 5K bike, ride with the shop guys for free and get park-discounts from being industry, and use the extra thousands for hookers.
    Sound advice except you may need the extra thousand just to be able to afford Whistler.
    Just get to know the local girls! There always cute girls everywhere when I'm up there!
    2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V.4 w/ Push ASC3
    2017 Banshee Prime
    2017 Niner Rip 9 RDO Pushed Version!
    2014 Knolly Podium

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    109
    [email protected]

    Scott ransom with carbon custom wheels and axs

  76. #76
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Sound advice except you may need the extra thousand just to be able to afford Whistler.
    Just get to know the local girls! There always cute girls everywhere when I'm up there!
    Sounds like a trip to Whistler is in the works.

  77. #77
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation: rideit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,685
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Not me, I would get a part time job in a shop in Whistler, pro-deal a badass 5K bike, ride with the shop guys for free and get park-discounts from being industry, and use the extra thousands for hookers.
    Thats a fine plan, but they wont let a yank like me work there, or even stay there for too long!
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

    Thrill Bikers Unite!

  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,572
    Kona process 153 cr 29 on closeout. Avy treatment out front. Shimano xt drivetrain & brakes swap. New crank stem & bars. Custom wheels. Save the rest for another bike in a few years & more upgrades. And a new bike rack.

  79. #79
    the half breed devil
    Reputation: shekky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    3,931
    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    I dropped 6k on my wifes Pivot Shuttle and that made my sphincter pucker!
    you must really love your wife!

    she's very lucky to have a husband like you!

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vernondozier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    71
    drive to guerilla gravity by invesco field, take a whole day, tested fitted, get their Race Build and still have 8k left over....

  81. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    7,216
    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    you must really love your wife!

    she's very lucky to have a husband like you!
    Yes and maybe

    I did get it on sale, but still, that's a lot of bike for an occasional rider.

    She tolerates me, which ain't easy, so after twenty years it's the least I can do.

    She also drives a bright red Jeep Wrangler two door ... lucky!
    GG Megatrail (Braaap!)
    GG Trail Pistola (in process)
    Fezzari Signal Peak (frame for Sale)
    Pivot Shuttle (wife's)

Similar Threads

  1. $2k to spend what fat bike do you buy!!
    By TheNatureBoy in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 11-26-2018, 07:20 AM
  2. How Much do you spend on mountain bike stuff?
    By bank5 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 08-07-2013, 12:15 AM
  3. What do you all do with your GPS - how advanced do you get?
    By surftime in forum GPS, HRM and Bike Computer
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-04-2012, 08:40 PM
  4. How much do you spend annually on bike related things?
    By brianthebiker in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 03-08-2006, 11:08 PM
  5. How many hours do you spend on your bike(s) in one week?
    By nathan.j in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 09:48 PM

Members who have read this thread: 472

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.