So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by clarky, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I thought I better add a picture.
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  2. bigborett

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    I'm glad I got my Levo at a bargain price. A few mods, but only because I am a fiddler.
    Probably still get close to what I paid for it.


    You keep an open eye Doc, what would a 2018 Levo Carbon Comp go for at the moment, in very good nic?
  3. Dr AT

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    You'd get more than what you paid , but have you seen the cost of a replacement AND THE WAIT TIMES?
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    Yes the new prices are really getting up there and the lower priced ones need upgrades.
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    Bog stock and loving it.

    The secret of happiness is low expectations.
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  6. Wodger63

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    That would explain why I'm a miserable old git. :gerg
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  7. Ron50

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    As the Prime Minister in House of Cards would respond, "You may say that; I couldn't possibly comment!"
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  8. Dr AT

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    Reflecting back on what we paid in 2018 , the discounts were huge and some of the equipment was below modern expectations - BUT I also suspect manufacturers were keeping profit down to get us used to ebike pricing - now they're riding the wave and seeing just how far they can push our budgets!

    My full e retail should have been $6500 , I think your levo retail was high $8 ? You got a spectacular discount and I'm still happy with the $1500 discount I got! Both were about $1500 more than equal spec analogues at the time. From what I can see, an equal spec high end emtb is closer to $4 k more expensive than a similar spec analogue now! The orbea range makes it easiest to make these comparisons because they are using normal biie components and their emtb rise compares very closely to the next level up analogue occam. Ie the $10500 m20 rise ebike has very similar spec to their $6500 m30 occam analogue. Interestingly, at the top end they stretch the ebike tax to $5 k for nearly identical spec on the ltd versions!
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  9. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    and if thats the throttle model it'll see you fine $$ here in Tas
  10. bigborett

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    Fined just about anywhere.
    Not every one worries about that though. A bit of common sense goes a long way on one of them.
    Great fun.
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  11. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Sadly , common sense is not particularly common anymore . We have a local retail outlet for the Stealth brand and they are often seen on the Lake side cycle path doing stupid speeds without pedalling and weaving in and out of pedestrians pushing prams and kids riding training wheeled bikes , the riders are mostly middle aged blokes too , it will only take someone getting hurt and the whole ebike thing will come under the microscope and we will have changes made to how the laws are enforced .
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  12. Dewi

    Dewi Been here awhile

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    Happened already. The coroners report was interesting reading. Recommendations for tougher scrutiny. I guess it just takes time for things to happen.
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    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    The Lousa ( Portugal ) World cup Downhill double header is on this weekend , Friday race and Sunday race as with the last round . Qualifying for round 1 is complete , Aussie Tracy Hannah Qualified 2nd in the Women , No info on any Aussies in the men as yet .

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  14. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The trail to the trail head in St Helens last week end. I am liking the Explore. Although, it could do with a better set of forks.
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    Out for a Central Vic morning ride.
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    Took me a bit to track down some forks but I ended up with these, https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/manitou-markhor-mountain-bike-fork-120mm-travel-1/FK-MT30T15
    They come set at 100mm travel, that can be increased to 120mm or shortened to 80mm.
    They're air preload adjustable with rebound and a lockout.
    It's transformed my bike and makes the bike a pleasure ride.
    For what you spend on the bike they should come with something like this.
  17. Dr AT

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    Aren't we lucky to have the options between buying something that initially looks cheaper and upgrading our preferred components vs only having an expensive choice that's too scary to buy.

    Looking at the things you upgraded, you could have gone for a talon ? https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/talon-eplus-29-1 But at the time the price seemed too high so you eased into the painful reality of what it costs for what you need.

    I really like the way giant prices / specs it's range - everything from the financial gate keeper friendly +4 option up to the self indulgent bachelor advanced +0 dream. Compare thus with spec who STRT at scary price reasonable standard https://www.specialized.com/au/en/m...400?color=239475-154400&searchText=95119-7002 and then you have to sit down before looking at the rest of the range.

    Warning...in 3 years your perspective will be blurred .....
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    You can't clear the block on a pushy mate.
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    Another 2 grand on that hartail, then replace things as they break and it's good to go.
    Forks, dropper post and maybe battery upgrade. Do the bigger batteries fit that model, don't know?

    Adds up fairly quickly.
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    Thanks for the heads up Al. Watching it now on kayo. Track is muddy as.
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