Well, in Europe, the Early intro models (e.g. the 2009 Rush models) are a lot cheaper (you can get a 2009 Rush 1 Early Intro for only 100 EUR more than a 2008 Rush 2... :eekster:Flying Wombat said:Only thing I have heard for sure is that we can expect price increases
At least is not as bad as Specialized. I read a post today that their new S-works Epic is going to be around $9,400 or something around. :eekster:Flying Wombat said:Its not just Cannondale raising prices in the US, we are seeing prices go up for components and pretty much everything from distributors. For example the Scalpel 2 which was a 5K bike will now be closer to 5 1/2K and the Scalpel team will go up about 500 dollars. So dont expect shops to discount 08 inventory too much.
Well you don't have to get the S-works, or even better don't buy Specialized.:thumbsup:scarsellone said:Wow! $9,400 + Tax. I think this is getting out of hand! Don't get me wrong, I like to see new designs & technology, but at what price? $10k for a bike? I think we need a reality check! Unless there is something that is totaly diff, I don't think many people will buy NEW bikes, but rather opt for an older bike/frame & customise to there budget? I beleive the new Epic will de-value the old design epic. There will be alot of old epics going for cheap?
I was wondering if Cannondale was coming out with something new before looking at the used market? I think i'm seeing a trend that is not good for New buyers.
No secret there its the same all over the UK. Whilst production costs are going up peoples ability to pay is not keeping pace here. Its already sale time on 2008 bikes here eg 20% off an '08 F6 disc! If the Chinese ever start hanging onto the stuff they make for themselves we'll all have to start walking!EGF168 said:
I'm going to tell you a little secret, the only thing that's going down in value is my ****ing house!