Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.
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At the lower price levels, the new models roll out whenever the factory can no longer fill orders in all sizes. That generally happens in about mid summer. Once the new models start hitting the floor, bike shops are likely to discount last year's models. If they happen to have your size in stock, good luck.
If you happen to need a slow selling size, the factory may still have a supply of your size in stock. If that's the case, the factory will sell the bike to the LBS for a discounted price but the LBS might deal less because they don't have inventory dollars tied up in the bike.