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Fri Apr 28 10:22:28 SAST 2017

Bikers spend big in Epic

Sports staff | 2017-04-18 08:59:16.0
The cheapest bike used in the gruelling five-day event last year was more than R30000, and only 3.76% of riders spent between R30000 and R40000. File photo
Image by: Adrian de Kock

Riders of the recent Cape Epic spent more than R95000 on their bikes on average.

Specialist mountain-biking website Tread cited the race's annual rider survey filled in by 1,141 of the 1,332 entrants.

The cheapest bike used in the gruelling five-day event last year was more than R30,000, and only 3.76% of riders spent between R30,000 and R40,000.

Nearly 45% said they spent more than R100,000 on their bikes and 17.44% paid more than R130,000. Almost 90% of the field spent more than R50,000. The average cost of a bike came in at R95661.70.

A decade ago the price was R28,001 and in 2015 it exceeded R50,000 for the first time, coming in at R60,752. In 2016 it was R76,052. Tread attributed the increase to a weak rand.

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