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Is this bike overkill for me

I don't know if it's overkill, but it doesn't look like a bike that is suitable for commuting, for the following reasons: It looks fancy, so it will get stolen (a good commuter needs to run ...
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Is this bike overkill for me

I can't buy more than one with one of my monthly salary. If this means that you can afford one with one monthly salary, you are doing good ;). Invest the money on a very good bike-insurance. I would ...
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2 votes

Is this bike overkill for me

It depends on what you want to do later. If you can see yourself riding on many other occasions in different terrain and are happy doing all on the same bike, then I would say go for it. You can ...
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3 votes

Is this bike overkill for me

On the recurrent observations in the answers that high-end components may wear faster than entry level ones, a small note: GRX400 is a rugged Tiagra (equivalent to Deore, although the consensus for ...
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Is this bike overkill for me

I would very much like to have one of these... ... is a legitimate reason to get anything you can pay for and not forbidden by the law. The other "reasons" (excuses) like the quality of ...
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10 votes

Is this bike overkill for me

The fact that price and reliability are not equated has been discussed; but I'll add a personal experience. I trained, and commuted, for years on a $250 road bike (well, that's what I paid second or ...
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17 votes

Is this bike overkill for me

Probably overkill, and possibly also under-spec at the same time depending on the details of your commute and what you consider reasonable for maintenance. As mentioned in a few other answers, a lot ...
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14 votes

Is this bike overkill for me

a cheaper one might have lower priced components that require more replacements/service and I wanted to know if in the long run, this is worth it. Nope. As ChrisH indicated, higher end components ...
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25 votes

Is this bike overkill for me

What you lose out for going cheaper isn't usually reliability. You can even pay more and get less reliability as components become too light to be robust. This is certainly true of chain wear. I get ...
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Is this bike overkill for me

No. Not overkill. There’s plenty of quality there with a carbon frame, full GRX groupset and OEM wheels to justify the price at current market prices but it’s not over specified for your proposed use. ...
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