Some are nearly £12,000 bling bling, carbon fibre frames. Electronic gear shifting etc.
The only advantage of the expensive ones is weight saving. Thatís ignoring the operation of the better quality gear etc.
At the end of the day it depends on the use you can get out of it. I kept my 17 years old bike because if it got nicked during our travels not a lot lost.
Everything was OK until the wheel sizes increased to 27.5 & 29 dia for MTBís. Plus the mounting brackets for disc brakes changed About 5 years ago. Road bikes have retained 700c wheels otherwise very much the same.
My biggest grip with todayís road bikes is that they are made for a specific type of rider, usually the fitter riders and pros etc.
This tends to mean that it is not possible to fit alternative transmission parts for us older riders.
You can be stuck with a single or double chainrings when a triple would be better. Or you could fit a 46&30 cranksets instead of the original 53&36 or 50&34. Itís a minefield.
My other problem in how long an e bike will last, I would hope 6 years at least because if I buy one thatís it, never would be able to buy another one. Q. Reliability unknown as yet.
Ah well Iíll dream on.
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