2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby bigJIMMY on Mon 2/Feb/09 3:48pm

as title suggests, holy shit....

i'm sure that there will be a lot of people not upgrading this year.......
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby way_downsouth on Mon 2/Feb/09 3:51pm

bigJIMMY wrote:as title suggests, holy shit....

i'm sure that there will be a lot of people not upgrading this year.......


So the dollar drops by 30ish% and you expect prices to stay the same?

Although, maybe importers need to talk to their banks about hedging strategies.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 2/Feb/09 3:51pm

Just steal one.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Spokes on Mon 2/Feb/09 3:52pm

Welcome to the ressesion.

Got a lot more to go yet.

Cant say we didnt warn ya.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby bigJIMMY on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:01pm

looking forward to it spokes.... almost time to shift more pounds this way :)

i was just shocked when i saw the new kona/giant pricing. i think i will be going second hand for my upgrades this year.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby speeding_ant on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:05pm

bigJIMMY wrote:looking forward to it spokes.... almost time to shift more pounds this way :)

i was just shocked when i saw the new kona/giant pricing. i think i will be going second hand for my upgrades this year.


Just go for the '08 models that are still the same price as '08, but reduced more to clear. I picked up a Glory Comp '08 for 3k, loving that the price has gone up to 5k...
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Scotty on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:06pm

I'm outraged.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:10pm

Bike retailers need to be crushed.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Spokes on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:12pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:Bike retailers need to be crushed.


Dont worry, with bikes costing this much and the economic climate they will be.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby mudguard on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:13pm

Meh, I haven't had inclination nor the money to buy a new bike.

How much lighter/better have 4 inch bikes got in 5 years?
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:15pm

I love the recession - the only effect it has had on me is cheaper fuel... :thumbsup:
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby mudguard on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:24pm

Bigfoot wrote:I love the recession - the only effect it has had on me is cheaper fuel... :thumbsup:


Ours had a wee spike the other week. I guess that was the US dollar beginning to hurt us.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:27pm

So did ours - at its lowest in the past bit it was down to 75 cents/liter for our low grade stuff... I paid 89 last night... still a damn sight better than 1.50 in summer :0
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby pissface on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:43pm

last time i bought a new bike was back in.....uh.....

2000. maybe 1999.

its what it costs, it's a rich boys game. deal with it.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Ahad on Mon 2/Feb/09 4:45pm

:cry:
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