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you realize a low quality bike is around $1000 and that number goes up to about $5-6000, with good bikes costing between 2-3k new, depending on what the bike is meant for.... if he is into street you can probably get something around the 1k mark or a little less that isn't to bad.
1. the frame is made from a pretty revolutionary carbon fiber design that's still multiple times stronger than a normal frame.
2. if you ever in your life have mountain biked in muddy conditions, you know the frame gets no where near fully coated unless you go as far as to immerse it completely in mud. if that happens, you shouldn't be on a fucking bike.
3. the pedals don't come with the bike. they have them just for the picture you jackass. in a lot of pictures, they won't even have pedals.
now stop saying stupid shit in a thread about something you have never obviously done before you god damned retard.
carbon fiber is great, until it explodes while your riding it. I've seen it happen and it blows. metal frames bend and crack, carbon fiber just ruptures and your bike turns into 3 parts while you're holding it
and man, I don't know where you bike, but where I'm from, if you ride in mud and aren't covered head to toe and wheel to wheel, you ain't doin it right
haha, dude i grew up in NH, ridden NEK every year multiple times for the past decade, ridden moab multiple times, whistler, camp fortune... list goes on. the only time i've been covered head to toe in mud (excluding when i was 10) was during a 24 hour race a few years back where it rained 6 inches that night. it'd have to be extreme circumstances to get really covered in mud and honestly any other time you get covered head to toe, you're the one not doing it right.
i highly doubt you've seen a carbon fiber frame explode while riding, unless it was a VERY bad impact. in that case that it does break, that crash would total any other frame so its either bend/snap your frame or just snap it. either way no frame is going to survive the impact. oh and check out the new giant glory- one of the most anticipated DH bikes... its carbon fiber! i don't think they'd do that if carbon fiber just ruptured into 3 pieces while holding it. sit down.
The other issue I have with the Delta 7 IsoTruss frame is that you do all this work and it weights 1.245kg (reported) and cost $5000. You can easily get a Cannondale Flash frame which is stiffer(independent proved by independent testing) weights in at under 1kg(without hardware) and cheaper.