How to save $20,000 on a bicycle

Specialized makes some nice bikes. Their mountain bikes are classic, and the “Allez” is a solid training bike for road racers. They also make a $20,000 bike called the S-Works McLaren Tarmac, which is designed for rich idiots.

It looks like this

Two wheels, handlebars, pedals. Yup, it's a bike. Wait --- no pedals! $20k and no pedals.

Two wheels, handlebars, pedals. Yup, it’s a bike. Wait — no pedals! $20k and no pedals.

and its riders look like this

Take a close look at the guy in the center, I'm about to make a mean joke about him.

Take a close look at the guy in the center, I’m about to make a mean joke about him.

Here’s the wheeledThing secret to saving $20,000 on your bicycle — buy a regular bicycle and skip the Frosted Flakes™.

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