As we all know the market is absolutely fucked.
Not sure where all these beginners came from and why they all think they need a 150mm suspension for learning to bike on gravel trails/ nearly flat green runs. I bet half of these people are going to get hurt within their first season, then decide the sport's not for them and move on to the next fad once covid blows over. Anyways. Whatever
All decent bikes are cleared out of stores and all that's left are carbon frame e-bikes that cost 8 grand lol
I'm getting pretty heated cuz all the homies are out riding and I have no bike. Snow's gone and I guess I could take up skateboarding but it's just not the same
Bikes are sold out literally everywhere. Decent priced used bikes on fb marketplace go within 5 minutes of posting. Most sellers don't even reply to my messages since they're probably getting 50+ offers in a day.
Or I could pay 3-4 grand for a used 2017 which is fucking ludicrous
My question is.... should I try building my own?? I wonder if it'd be easier to source out parts separately and just build my own fuckin bike. Or do I give up and start climbing? Suck dick for cash on the side to afford an 8 grand bike? Sell my little brother? Move to Mt.Hood for the summer and keep skiing to fill the empty void in my heart?