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Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:14 am

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I was always a fan of the Giant trance advanced in terms of what I wanted out of a modern trail bike but 8,000 bucks is pretty hard to swallow for a bicycle price. So I shopped around looking for full carbon bikes including wheels. Taroka responded to my inquiry with this line of full carbon 1x11, XT, rockshox suspension bikes. The price was 6,700 bucks on my doorstep. That may seem like a pretty steep price until you realize its a price for ALL THREE FULL CARBON bikes the company has to offer. If you know your bikes then these frames are very familiar.
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:41 am

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The problem with that last post simply boils down to money, and to me why spend a lot when this frame has pretty much everything I would need in a modern trail bike and more. Total cost for this frame as a 27.5 or 29er is 200 bucks on your doorstep. That's a full 190mm of travel and it looks like it will fit a 200 or 220 rear shock. I keep posting this frame for a reason because I believe this is the best trail bike frame the entire industry has to offer period. Your looking at a under 1,500 dollar build that is absolutely spot on for modern geometry in a trail bike with downhill capabilities. This frame can be a park bike, trail bike or full enduro.
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 am

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More absurd deals, at the top are DNM coil overs and those have been priced as cheap as 138 bucks on your doorstep. Again, anything downhill related is usually in the stratosphere with pricing but under 200 bucks for fully adjustable coil overs is ridiculous. Same price for 240 mm as the 165 and that's just unheard of in any LBS store or site. Below are UDING 29er forks that are adjustable to 140mm travel and full air with damping for under 160 bucks and way less when the deals are posted. At these prices the Lutu Wang frame that I posted combined with these deals will get you a under 1,000 dollar super trail enduro bike that pretty much is a GIANT REIGN. Of course you dont get through axle but I think I can live with that at this price.
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Re: Whats available

Postby bikesRfun » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:31 am

I would think every fork in 2018 would be at least 15mm thru axle. Is that an option?
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:39 am

Your looking at it. Through axle and QR.
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:50 am

I was talking about the frame before bikes r fun.
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:46 am

Major price increases related to anything in the bike industry in 2018. Even Aliexpress is looking pretty expensive. The groupsets for drivetrains in anything related to a 1X are off the charts expensive. No one else is saying anything but this goes way beyond development cost. By weight alone new groupsets by the two major brands are approaching precious metal prices. Be very careful in 2018 with the upgrades because entire bikes are sometimes a whole lot cheaper because the drivetrains are so expensive. This really is looking like the Microsoft days all over except its drivetrains for bicycles. Good luck folks, but this has gotten to be comical when Ducati motorcycle parts are cheaper than bicycle parts.
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Re: Whats available

Postby orvil » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:30 pm

I’m not trying to start an argument PH but why do you think prices are increasing so much in 2018? Shimano and SRAM both trickle down their latest technology to lesser groups which are usually a fraction of the original gruppo pricing. SRAM’s 12 speed is now available in a lesser priced package. And from what I’ve seen and read it seems that price drops seen in 2017 will continue in 2018. So why did you make this prediction?
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:36 pm

Have you actually seen the new pricing. Far above the initial 1X11 and 1X12 Shimano and Sram respective prices. Just the GX sram gruppo is 100 dollars more and that's their cheapest. As you know I am a price watcher, and there is a increase for the same systems from last year. A entire xt 1x11 gruppo is just shy of top line Chinese carbon full suspension frame and carbon wheels. In fact if you double the xt price then its slightly less than one of the bikes shown on this page from Taroka. I will post the 2018 pricing for the cheapest gruppo and you tell me.
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Re: Whats available

Postby Purple Haze » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:02 pm

Scratch those last remarks because that pertains to m9000 xtr. Chain reaction has 60 percent off as we speak and its a considerable reduction on xt.
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