Forbes Magazine and High-End Bikes


Forbes - MetaData: High-End Bikes As Economic Indicator?

“Scott Montgomery spent most of January on the road talking to bicycle dealers. He runs the biking division for Scott Sports, which sells some of the most popular, technologically advanced–and expensive (think thousands, not hundreds of dollars)–road and mountain bikes.”

Interesting little read. For the first time in ~8 years my components will not be the “top end”. I’m running the completely capable SRAM Rival groupset for my racebike. I think the comment about the shift to the mid-grade (~$3500 vs. ~$6000) bikes is going to be a good trend. Trickle-down technology is the cornerstone of the road groupsets and makes for some great deals.


I’ll have a SRAM Rival kit to test in the next few weeks.  I’ll be fitting it to my Gios Mini Velo.  As a 12yr Dura Ace devotee, it will be an interesting project.

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