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Lapierre 914 ... 2010 model

colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
edited November 2009 in MTB general
And with the 714 recently reviewed in the last Edtion of MBUK

http://www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk/lapierr ... y-914-2010


Evans pricing that at just a kick n the censored of 6 grand You can buy a motorbike for cheaper lol

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  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    Pricing of bikes like this is absolutely farcical, 6 grand for a pushbike, it's a joke!!!
  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
    At Evans, the 914 is only £4600.......I say only very lightly......

    Gorgeous though!
    Craig Rogers
  • the guys at the lbs were saying that the full carbon zesty would be close to £6k!
    they did say they might get one in but is a Hell of a lot of cash for a bike! especially when for that you could buy your self a 314 and a Decent Van to put it in! :wink::lol:

    but people with the money will pay it!
    infact, wasnt the merida 96 somewhere up around that????
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,065
    I know the guys from one of the Lapierre dealers and they don't seem to be struggling selling 914s, in fact I think they've got a waiting list!
  • at one point in the spring according to the importers there were no Medium Zesty's available in the uk! seesm they are a Very popular bike and with good reason from the reviews!!
    just wish i could afford one! :wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    I remember the days when buying British was something to be proud off IE Raleigh


    Now the French have come out tops in the Must have bracket ,
  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
    colintrav wrote:
    I remember the days when buying British was something to be proud off IE Raleigh


    Now the French have come out tops in the Must have bracket ,

    Nope, still happy with one of the reasons I chose my 5!
    Craig Rogers
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    x-isle wrote:
    At Evans, the 914 is only £4600.......I say only very lightly......

    Gorgeous though!




    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/lap ... erre%20914
  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
    colintrav wrote:
    x-isle wrote:
    At Evans, the 914 is only £4600.......I say only very lightly......

    Gorgeous though!

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/lap ... erre%20914

    Er, but that's not a 914??....

    This is a 914

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/lap ... y=lapierre 914
    Craig Rogers
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    Pricing of bikes like this is absolutely farcical, 6 grand for a pushbike, it's a joke!!!



    Never in all my year's would I ever expect to see a price of a bike that doesn't run of petrol , diesel , sun energy , Gas or electric to be priced so much !!!

    There has to be a price cap ,, because selling a bike that costs more than a 2nd hd car .is a joke

    I don't think for a sec the Original owner would ever agree on the pricing , yet however I firmly suspect those within the management nowadays see themselfs as a chic sport fashion brand ..
  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
    colintrav wrote:
    Pricing of bikes like this is absolutely farcical, 6 grand for a pushbike, it's a joke!!!



    Never in all my year's would I ever expect to see a price of a bike that doesn't run of petrol , diesel , sun energy , Gas or electric to be priced so much !!!

    There has to be a price cap ,, because selling a bike that costs more than a 2nd hd car .is a joke

    It's all relative.....depends on how much you spend on a 2nd hand car......If, and I really mean IF it made a difference to my riding, I'd spend it, but to be honest, I doubt I'd get any more out of a £6K bike than a £2K bike, which is also a lot of money.

    I put it to you this way.

    I have mates who buy season tickets to that stupid pointless game they call football.

    My bike will probably last me at least 3 years, I bet they pay more than £6K to watch the dumb game over 3 years (including travel, food, beer etc).....

    I rest my case your honour!
    Craig Rogers
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    ^^

    I know what you mean .
  • Erm.....

    £7,000 for a HARD-TAIL (please don't flame me rapid_uphill)

    I know it's carbon, and it looks sweet, but c'mon!

    Theres not even any rear suspension shocks, levers, links or bearings FFS! And just think of all that extra R&D that's been saved by the pure fact it's 'only' a hardtail.

    Are the bike manufacturers actually smoking crack?
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • _Ferret__Ferret_ Posts: 660
    colintrav wrote:

    Never in all my year's would I ever expect to see a price of a bike that doesn't run of petrol , diesel , sun energy , Gas or electric to be priced so much !!!

    There has to be a price cap ,, because selling a bike that costs more than a 2nd hd car .is a joke

    I don't think for a sec the Original owner would ever agree on the pricing , yet however I firmly suspect those within the management nowadays see themselfs as a chic sport fashion brand ..

    Why shouldn't it cost so much?
    If people will buy it, why not sell it?
    Don't forget, you can also buy a car that costs as much as a house.
    I can't honestly say I would notice the difference between this bike and mine and certainly not a 4k difference but hey, maybe someone else would. Still, if I had the money lying around then I would buy one... :wink:
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