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Cauliflower

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2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« on: July 11, 2020, 01:42:51 PM »
Would love to buy a new 21 250 2t, racing/factory, don't know, I'd love the factory but most of the riding we do the racing would be adequate I'm sure. But on the other hand just love my 18 250 I have now, we rode yesterday at our local spot it was wet,tight, snotty in places you know the 30k in 5 hours sort of thing, and the bike was awesome! So, 2021's? It's a bit of a head f##k.
 

alang

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Re: 2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 02:41:34 PM »
counter balanced, supposedly smoother power, slightly taller 1st gear, a few pounds lighter.
I want one, but my 17 300 factory is still a nice bike, and I'm not racing.
Curious to see what price they will be.  One dealer said here in October;
I was hoping earlier.  I hear the KYB is much better than my xplor WP forks.
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Re: 2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 09:20:17 AM »
A lot of the fun for me in my hobbies (dirt bikes, mtbikes, and surfboards) is upgrading equipment/models to the latest and greatest.  I used my gear hard and often so I can justify buying the latest and greatest as I put it through its paces.  Marketing is just so damn good and persuasive and it will have you thinking that 2lbs lighter and new graphics is worth your $9,000.  It's not, but if there is true innovation/improvements it may be.   I bought 3x bikes this year.  I made a pact with myself not to cave for at least 4yrs. 

Bottom line is if you're having fun and not really having issues with your current setup than you can stay put and be happy.  If you have the money to buy 2021 then I say go for it.  New bikes always re-ignite the passion and its fun to start the learning process of a new bike.  Plus you'll be keeping the used bike market a live and strong for folks of less financial means.  You can sleep better knowing you helped another rider out by saving him some coin...what a humanitarian you will become:)
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Re: 2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 01:14:00 AM »
Sooo using your theory if I buy the new bike and sell mine to some down and out dude I should be nominated for the Nobel piece prize?! Cool!

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Re: 2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 12:17:04 PM »
Well said SFade.
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Re: 2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 03:38:25 PM »
New bikes always re-ignite the passion ....

So true!
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Re: 2021's,should I, shouldn't I?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 11:40:18 AM »
Well turns out I should, well probability shouldn't but have ordered a 21 250 factory, my reasoning is that at 59 years young this will probably see my dirt riding days out,I can't see that there will be enough inovation in the foreseeable future (with the exception of FI) that will tempt me to update again. My 18 250 was an absolute gem, I hope this one will be as well!