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[Rob]

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BTR Gasser - Downhill Bike
« on: Mar 13, 2015, 11:05 »
On the weekend I went over to check out the new BTR Gasser DH bike.



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http://ride.io/news/btr-fabrications-downhill-frame-gasser/
« Last Edit: Mar 17, 2015, 20:46 by [Rob] »
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Re: BTR Gasser - Downhill Bike
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2015, 21:23 »
Cool bikes, and great to see a small company bashing out good ideas, but they are so much money! £3k for a frame set its to much, for £300 more you get a V10 frame! Also the Pinner is £2.5k for a frame, you can get a full build Capra AL1 delivered to your door for less

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Re: BTR Gasser - Downhill Bike
« Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2015, 13:06 »
True, compared to other bikes it does seem like a lot of money.  But at 3k, that would be a DH frame completely custom to you, can you even buy that elsewhere?    Try getting a custom built road frame, you would be looking at 2k plus, that makes this look like a lot of bike for the money.  With BTR, not only are you getting a custom frame but you get two years warranty and crash replacement on a frame which lets face it, almost certainly isn't ever going to break.

The full build Capra is a good point, but it really highlights how crazy the cycle industry is at the moment with direct sales companies like YT absolutely crushing value for money in terms of product.    But, like most online sales, you don't get the same customer service and back up you will from a company like BTR or a local bike shop.
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Re: BTR Gasser - Downhill Bike
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2015, 16:42 »
Yeah, Nicolai. But thats foreign aluminium muck!  ;)
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Re: BTR Gasser - Downhill Bike
« Reply #4 on: Mar 17, 2015, 16:43 »
But at 3k, that would be a DH frame completely custom to you, can you even buy that elsewhere?
Yeah, Nicolai. But thats foreign aluminium muck!  ;)
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Re: BTR Gasser - Downhill Bike
« Reply #5 on: Mar 17, 2015, 17:39 »
Like I said I like the BTR bikes, but it's still a lot of cash for a frame. Not just them but the bike industry in general is nuts these days, costs are through the roof







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