Mike.Ayling wrote:Those riding $1200 “entry level” road bikes
mike.ayling wrote:Then you could purchase the formerly ‘free” bike worth $200 for $80.
parawolf wrote:So interesting looking at the numbers thrown about for those new bikes being bought. ...........
So all up we are truly over $10k on 4 bikes in 13 months for 2 people.
If I were to amend my comment to "Those who ride bikes costing more than $1200" would it improve your understanding of what I wrote?
Mike.Ayling wrote:Regarding the $100 upgrade to the $200 bike now selling for $80 did BV actually state in the entry form anything to suggest that they had upgraded the quality of the former $200 free bike to $300 and that was why they were charging punters the extra $80?
mhayli wrote:The current edition of RideOn has reviews on four (I think) entry level bikes - a road bike, a mountain bike, a hybrid and ..... hmmm, maybe it was only three.
Mike.Ayling wrote:It depends on your definition of “entry level” for a road bike
The BV Ride On reviewer believes that the $700 road bike has components which will last the beginner rider for a year or two until they reach a level of experience that enables them to decide on an upgrade.
The fact that a manufacturer is selling a road bike for $700 makes that the entry level item in the catalogue.
The annual BV buyers guide is advertiser driven and I suspect that the advertisers suggested the $1200 figure as they make more profit on a $1200 bike than on a $700 one.
This is quite normal business practice as those ‘deviant’ cyclists who still look at the motoring journalists reviews of new Holdens and Fords will recall that it is seldom the base model that is reviewed.
For an entry level racing bike I would suspect that bar would be lifted to double the $1200 figure or higher.
Does that make sense to you Euan?
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