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how much is the cost of making a pinarello(4 posts)

how much is the cost of making a pinarelloMaverick
Oct 5, 2001 11:57 PM
was wondering how much does it cost to produce a bike of such high standards, e.g Opera, Prince..
R&D, cost of labour etc..well, is it worth our hard earn dollar??
anyone with any idea?
in lira? euro? dollars?colker
Oct 6, 2001 7:48 AM
how much is a pinarello in italy anyway? maybe the "opera" is way cheaper than a litespeed in italy. maybe a colnago c40 is way cheaper than a waterford. how much in lira is a vortex? how much in british pounds?
re: how much is the cost of making a pinarellojacques
Oct 6, 2001 9:10 AM
Maverick, I don't think even Pinarello would be able to break down the cost of making one of their bikes against factory production costs, R& D, advertisement, team sponsorship, etc.

Pinarello is probably much more aware about how much they can charge for one of their bikes in very specific markets. If you look at it from a historical point of view, only in recent times have so many amateurs been able to easily afford top professional sports equipment in so many countries. You can bet your last euro that this tenet basically drives Pinarello (and Colnago, and Trek, and, and . . ) bean counters and marketeers.

If I pay US $3,500 for a Pinarello and absolutely love the ride, I'm happy and Pinarello is happy. Pinarello, of course, would just love to know if I would have spent as much as US $ 4,000 for the same bike. I'm not telling them - that's what they pay those marketing research people for :-)
re: how much is the cost of making a pinarelloHYPERON
Oct 21, 2001 12:50 PM
US $375, most now are made in Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China. I bet you didn't know that. Most welding is done by Robotic Welders, very little manual labor is involved.