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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Im always baffled at the price of most road framesets compared to say, full suspension suspension trail bikes which looks to me much more labor intensive to build and also engineer (suspension kinematic and making sure they won't explode at every landing).
    Great example of pricing what the market will bare.

    Another interesting one is the price of handbuilt bmx frames which have the same number of joints and very similar materials yet cost a fraction of a road or mountain frame.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    Am I the only one who says "...the gap" to themselves to finish the phrase when you think of this frame's name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    True enough; but compared to, say, a Pinarello F12?...
    At least with that F12 you get 13 sizes and 7 different seat tube angles. The Min.D only gives you 4 and 1, respectively. What's Vroomen's deal with thinking that every size bike needs the same seat tube angle. I'm half joking...and half sure it's to save him money by creating a single mold for the backend of all his bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    ...and half sure it's to save him money by creating a single mold for the backend of all his bikes.
    I would wager this covers a significant proportion of the reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Im always baffled at the price of most road framesets compared to say, full suspension suspension trail bikes which looks to me much more labor intensive to build and also engineer (suspension kinematic and making sure they won't explode at every landing).
    Still nothing compared to the price of some hi-fi speaker stands
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Still nothing compared to the price of some hi-fi speaker stands
    "The Absolute Bike" has an article on linear crystal oxygen free di2 cable with depleted uranium
    plated connector pins. The reviewer says the cable adds snap and drive to the shifting experience.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    "The Absolute Bike" has an article on linear crystal oxygen free di2 cable with depleted uranium
    plated connector pins. The reviewer says the cable adds snap and drive to the shifting experience.
    The mythology and pure ignorance in the hifi world is striking especially when it comes to digital transmission cabling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    "The Absolute Bike" has an article on linear crystal oxygen free di2 cable with depleted uranium
    plated connector pins. The reviewer says the cable adds snap and drive to the shifting experience.
    I was into Hi-fi many many years ago, and still don't mind it today. One doesn't need to spend bags of money for a source&amplifier&speakers that can reveal limits or character of the cables or speaker stands (or the other way round), but it's real stuff.
    What I'm talking about is 3 pieces of "whatever tubing" welded not even in a great way and costing more than a mid-range bicycle frame. And we all know what's behind a bicycle frame.
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