Probably about the same thoughts for an old guy to spend the same amount of money on a 40 year old bike.Bikes are cool. I couldnt justify something like that at my skill level and limited use (riding in parks and around the neighbourhood with my kid, running the dog etc...)...we rode about 500kms this summer, which was a lot for me, but hey, covid...So I have last years model sub-$1000. GT Avalanche Comp with an upgraded fork.
But if youve ever been to someplace like Whistler in the summer, bikes like Fogdarts are common place and probably nearly a requisite for the trails there.
I'm sure the bike guys think its just as silly for a middle aged basement noodler to buy a $10k Les Paul when a $700 guitar is "just as good".
That is a nice bicycle tho but a bit of over kill for me, now. Just wondering, can you get theft insurance for it? Around here you'd need it.