i was cycling recently (quel surprise) along a narrow road without room to be passed safely by cars. Behind me was an enormous range rover, the approximate size of an ocean liner. To be fair, they waited patiently until it was safe enough to pass and then wallowed out across the road. I felt smug to be on my bike and not in a vastly overpriced metaphor on wheels.
but then i got to thinking, and calculating… and started to wonder about the price per kilogram of our respective machines, and had a startling thought: in terms of pounds per kilo an expensive bicycle is probably more expensive than an expensive car. Cue some research:
A Range Rover with most of the key accessories and finishing kit weighs around 2,800 kilograms and costs £70,000 . This works out at £27.85 per kilo.
A Felt F1 with most of the key accessories and finishing kit weighs around 6.7kg and costs about £7000. This works out at £1044 per kilogram.