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Only thing I have heard for sure is that we can expect price increases across the board after a few years of prices going down. There is supposed to be a rep product meeting coming up, so more info about 08 will be out.
I know on the road front we can expect to see a sub 1000g Super Six SL, new Synapse design, and they will have a CAAD9 entry level down into the 800 dollar range.

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Flying Wombat said:
Only thing I have heard for sure is that we can expect price increases
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:

Has everything to do with the currency exchange rates (strong EUR) IMO.
 

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Price increases should hit most brands due to increased material costs and shipping costs (you know, the gas thing, not only to ship bikes once they are built but shipping parts/components, shipping raw materials...).
 

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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.

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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.

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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:
 

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6-Works

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.

What ever happened to that 6-Works bike??????
There should be a somewhat custom pgm with a few opt's such as Frame colour/ Groupo set/ Fork/Wheels???
 

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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.
Well you don't have to get the S-works, or even better don't buy Specialized.:thumbsup:

I'm going to tell you a little secret, the only thing that's going down in value is my ****ing house! :rolleyes:
 

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I'm going to tell you a little secret, the only thing that's going down in value is my ****ing house! :rolleyes:
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! :D
 

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I went by a brand-x bike demo last weekend on my carbon rush and the rep stated that he had seen a new carbon rush recently at a bike show and that the rear swingarm (chainstay/seatstay) was made of carbon fiber but they have not been released to the public because of problems with the steel inserts coming loose? Any idea if this info is accurate?
 

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Rush SL??

The 2009 Early Intro models feature a Rush Carbon SL frame for the lefty equiped models and a 'normal' Rush Carbon frame for the non-lefty models. Is there any difference in the frames between the 2 or is 'SL' note only used to point out the Lefty models. The frames seem identical to me.

http://www.probike.be/article.php3?id_article=418

I wonder if they will keep the Rush as is for 2009, or that we may seem something new. Both the Scalpel and Prophet (in a sence) have been followed by a hinged single-pivot design. I can imagine something like the current Rush front triangle combined with a Rize rear. Maye Eliflap can shed some more light on this wiht pictures of the new 2009 models.
 

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is the rush carbon SL frame lighter than the 2008 model? i guess it's composed of a lighter carbon fiber material or composite that is why the SL Carbon 1 is already expensive with compared to the rush carbon team replica 2008 where the parts are top of the line. The SL carbon are just equipped with avid juicy 5's and shimano xt's.
 
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