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How much does a pro's TT bike cost?(7 posts)

How much does a pro's TT bike cost?superdog
Jan 12, 2003 9:31 PM
I know a guy that says his team supplies him with a $25,000 TT bike. I just can't believe it. How could any bike cost that much unless it was platinum plated?
re: How much does a pro's TT bike cost?motta
Jan 13, 2003 6:22 AM
I would say he is full of s**t. Cyclesport did a piece on TT bikes a few months ago and had Olano's, Armstrong's and Ulrich's bikes priced at $11k to $15k. Just some perspective for you.
one pointDougSloan
Jan 13, 2003 6:54 AM
My Cervelo P3 was fitted with the state of the art parts in every respect (check it out here); I had about $5,000 in it, and it just sold on eBay for $3250 after less than one year. All parts were off the shelf.

The only reason to cost more would be a custom frame or custom bars, like Lance has, but then most any one-off frame is going to cost more.

Doug
re: How much does a pro's TT bike cost?african
Jan 13, 2003 7:25 AM
I own a team lampre TT frame from last years Tour, it cost under $2000 just the frame (never ridden).
re: How much does a pro's TT bike cost?Duane Gran
Jan 13, 2003 1:04 PM
I know a guy that says his team supplies him with a $25,000 TT bike

Two reactions:

1) People often exagerate
2) Maybe in reality $25k was spent to outfit the entire team with TT bikes, which sounds more reasonable (but still a bit high)
doesn't seem possibleDougSloan
Jan 13, 2003 1:11 PM
Lance's bike was really more like a million dollars, if you count and the R&D and tooling just to come up with a bike for him; some of this is offset by sales of the replicas, though.

Even with the most expensive wheels and components, it would be hard to hit 10 grand. Unless it's a custom carbon job, 25 grand just seems impossible.

Doug
doesn't seem possibleRob Sal
Jan 13, 2003 1:36 PM
Its probably, as you say, the cost of a one off carbon monocoque frame or a mid range Serrotta!!!!!!