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12-03-12, 13:46 #1
What. HOW MUCH
Just been in a bike shop £45 for a tyre you are joking
12-03-12, 13:48 #2
Seems quite common now tbh, not just tyres, everything.
12-03-12, 14:05 #3
Spesh captain, fancied some but at that price I won't be buying.
12-03-12, 14:44 #4
Cheap compared to car tyres.
Most brands offer a cheaper version, with a wire bead (but the same tread pattern) for less than £30. You don't have to buy the top of the range version of the tyre
12-03-12, 14:48 #5
Depends what car!
I used to pay £45 for tyres for my Focus, can't get a decent tyre for current car for less than £90, sadly.
I think £45 for a bike tyre is overpriced.
12-03-12, 14:49 #6
12-03-12, 14:49 #7
I can't see a saddle I like for less than £120, they charge what they like!
12-03-12, 14:50 #8
I use to pay £60 for My Discovery tyres, and no they werent remoulds before you ask.
12-03-12, 14:55 #9
You can get that tyre for £25 Dalesman, seems like a good price to me. You don't have to buy the expensive version
It's think it's pretty clear that the cost of most consumables have risen in the last few years
12-03-12, 19:45 #10
il be needing some tyres for mine soon dalesman and i wanted some of the same as i have now,i have some of the specialized captain on mine they are of the wire bead variety,i wont be paying 45 quid for new uns...il be having the cheaper ones..
im not on my bike as much as you tho no doubt,but ive been happy with these.
12-03-12, 19:52 #11
if you are a vip member at leisure lakes bikes you can get those your after for 36 quid..?
were they the armadillo elite ones you looking at?
12-03-12, 20:47 #12
I'm not sure that David has the same attitude to prices as me and thee Kev, drop a line to the supplier and a pair would arrive for 'testing', without the pain of paying.
I remember reading years ago that manufacturers like two sectors in a recession, namely military and leisure goods, as customers in those sectors will pay through the nose regardless.
Mind you I also remember when all these fields were full of working factories...
13-03-12, 10:39 #13
Do you really need or want the latest treads? For a while I used to buy "older" stock from the internet or Cycle Promotions one day jobbies. Normally paid £20 a pair.
Built up quite a collection.
13-03-12, 11:53 #14
Rising oil prices = rising tyre prices. In fact rising oil prices seems to = expensive everything.
13-03-12, 12:27 #15
Specialized Captains are £30 in 26" or 29" versions which is not bad by todays standards . The wire bead version is £20 for anybody that doesn't want to pay £30 .
13-03-12, 12:57 #16
13-03-12, 13:04 #17
I've been steadily giving them away to freinds and colleagues, after testing every tyre ever made. Must have about 20 still left to shift.
13-03-12, 14:00 #18
I know how DK feels, at one stage I had over 40 tyres. Over the last few years I've got rid of a few as they had perished. I just went nuts for a while, riding a tyre and then another one would drag me in with the scent of fresh rubber......
Semi slick, gravel tyre, Hardpack tyre, grass tyre, mud tyre. Front only, rear only, uni-directional, bi-directional. Worn/part worn/not worn enough to throw away and may use one day. 1.5,1.8,1.90, 1.95,2, 2.1, 2.15, 2.3. Any I've missed?
I really did waste my earlier years didn't I.
13-03-12, 17:33 #19
I'll be keeping an eye out for last years bargains. Have enough tures to see me tyhrough this year. I try and keep. Cost down and haven't paid more than £20 for one, those were Maxxis advantage.
13-03-12, 19:36 #20
Of course they're dearer, everything's now in two bloody sizes.