Usually zero dollars. If you talk to them or get them itching to sell you something they will knock off 20-50 dollars. The Trek dealers only get a few of those per year so the odds are they will use it to get someone to buy a 1k bike not a 400 dollar one.When I'm looking at the recommendations, how far off is the LBS average pricing vs MSRP?
ETA: Also, the wife will not be jumping, and, most likely I won't either until I gain experience. The 13 year old boy has taken over the 820, lol.
So, I'm looking for me and the wife, and something for the 10 year old girl. Honestly, our trail riding will be in local and state parks on easy trails, and our road riding will be in our neighborhood. The wife most likely not ever be tearing it up off road. She's coming off foot surgery to remove a plantar fibroma from her sole of her foot.
I think it's stupid to spend money on a bike with a freewheel. Mountain biking means the wheels are not always on the ground, and even road riders had problems with hubs for 7-speed freewheels. Specialized recently decided they weren't going to use these on mountain bikes anymore, a decision I very much respect. So, for me, the bottom-barrel bike that I'd still consider a worthwhile starter MTB is the base-model Hardrock. It still has the same low-spec components as every other MTB at that price range, but at least it doesn't have a bunch of unsupported axle on the driveside of the rear hub.Only problem with the Revel 2 and most other bikes under $500 is that they come with a 7 speed freewheel hub, which is weaker than 8 speed and above, but if you aren't going to be doing any jumping, that won't effect you.