Yeah, that's always a bummer. Late season deals are great and you got a solid one at that price. It's always a small gamble when you don't know if the potential changes will be in your favor or not.Man I wish I waited to buy my top fuel. One reason I went with the 2016 was the rockshox hydraulic remote was so much easier to use than the fox I used on the Orbea. I knew the 2017's were weeks away, but when the store sayd $4K instead of $5K, I jumped. Now I see the 2017 has Fox suspension, which I prefer, and carbon seatpost/rims/cranks. All things I want to upgrade next year. But, I wouldn't have gotten such a good deal on a 2017, and with the $200 price increase, I wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway. But still, this 2017 fox remote is nice looking.
But they sure upgraded the 9.8 in ways I like. The Fox suspension and inclusion of Re:aktiv is something I like most. If it performs like a snapper version of my 2016 Fuel EX, I will be very happy.
Coupled with that is the cable actuated suspension remote that I like better than the RS hydro for maintenance.
All the new carbon is nice too as the bike appears to be lighter this year because of it.
I never used to be a Trek guy, but the way they have stepped up in the last few years, they have won me over (for road and MTB).