Posted by: Mic
How do you folks who regularly buy new/used bikes/frames/parts actually finance all these shiny things?
I think that's the reason for the common 1.5 yr cycle? A good price can be still be fetched for last years (properly maintained) model, and the money is rolled over into the new hot model.
If you're on some kind of team pricing, etc you can just about break even on the new bike. Even if you're not, the hit is bearable if bicycles=life.
Plus I bet some of us here are tight wads in every way, except with bicycles where we completely lose our fucking minds.