Dear Friend, I roamed around Jackson twice and this was the best bargain that I got. We were two people, my other friend bought a racer for 32k. Prices have shot up. You'll know after survey. I had the options between 9k 13k as well, but this bicycle really stood out, as you ride it, one can feel the difference k Yes its a different experience byc. My personal budget while going there was 12k max. but I still managed to get it in 19k as I loved the byc, very light weight and since my height is 5 7, the byc really suited me. I agree you'll get cheaper options, but then again you will be trading some defect with it. mine is clean sweep, just buy and ride kinda stuff.