Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    did i get screwed by my LBS!!? help!

    today after two weeks of shopping and riding,i settled on a GIANT sedona dx,heres where it gets tricky,the bike i tested was a 2007 model,it was a 19 inch model.which meant the seat post was adjusted way up.after the test ride i went to another shop to test another bike ,didnt like it, so i settled on the giant. i called the giant dealer and asked him if he had the sedona in a 21 inch, he said yes.i then asked him wouldnt the 21 be better? that way i wouldnt have to extend the seatpost so far up,he said yes.i test rode the 21, like it. bought it.here,s my beef,when i got home and looked thru the paper work ,i found that I had bought a 2006! not a 2007 or even a 2008! I thought i was buying a 2007.the dealer never told me it was a 2006.i wanted the 2007 because of the upgrades over the 2006 and 2008. 06 and 08 are about the same spec wise. should i complain? does it make that much difference? here are the spec,s you tell me, im still green. i paid 355.00! for a two year old bike! the same price as a new one.thanks
    Last edited by rustiewood@comc; 05-03-08 at 06:49 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    ariZona carbon fiber tandem & single
    Posts
    10,111
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You were to dumb o ask . . . 'is this a 2008?'
    Don't ask/don't tell!

  3. #3
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most 2006 models have better components than their 2008 equivalents. Not true for all bikes, but I'd guess it is true for close to 90% of them. With the dollar growing weak, manufacturers have had to lower the specs to hit the same prices.

    In comparing the '06 vs '07 Sedona DX, they look essentially identical to me. What is it that the '07 had that you feel is lacking on the '06?

    The '08 has been downgraded from an 8-spd rear hub to a 7-spd, and uses a lower end cassette. I'd rather have the '06 than the '08, even at the same price.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  4. #4
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,490
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are the specs for a 2006 worse than a 2007???

    Unless the bike is substantially different, then I wouldn't worry about the year of manufacture other than if they recall a certain year of bike.

    Enjoy the bike, and don't sweat it.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Vero Beach FL
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My 06 Trek 7.3 is better equipped than an 08. You may actually have purchased a better bike.

  6. #6
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't see much difference in the specs. If you had been looking at a 2007 and asked about a different size, they should have let you know they were showing you a 2006. But I don't see it as a huge deal. There's not much margin on a $355 bike. Maybe you can guilt them into a big discount on accessories.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  7. #7
    Small Member maddmaxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    My Bikes
    Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
    Posts
    7,126
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Unless you are buying bicycles as an investment..................you are buying the equipment best suited for you to ride. You said that the 21 fit better...............that would appear to make it a better bike.

    There is very little trade in value for well ridden bicycles.
    Just take it

  8. #8
    Senior Member gcottay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Green Valley AZ
    My Bikes
    Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4
    Posts
    3,772
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My approach to this would be simple.

    If you are happy with the bike, keep it. If not, you have a good reason to take it back.

    Since the shop did not tell you the year of the bike, I would not consider the sale in any way dishonest unless they are discounting other 2006 bikes more deeply than 2007s.

    My gripe with the shop would be them being ready to sell you the 19 when the 21 fits you better.

    The important thing, though, is that you get out and ride, ride, ride.
    George
    Laissez les bon temps rouler

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    You were to dumb o ask . . . 'is this a 2008?'
    Don't ask/don't tell!
    like im supposed to know he had 2006 left overs??? and i did ask if it was a 2007! im happy, im keeping it,after more research i think i got thr better bike.thanks
    Last edited by rustiewood@comc; 05-03-08 at 09:59 PM.

  10. #10
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Point is that you were not buying an 08 bike at full price- Take it was discounted as an older model. Haven't looked at the specs on the years- but I doubt that other than colour- there would be no Downgrades on an 06 to an 07. In fact- due to pricing it could even be a better bike. But as gcottay- said- if the 21" fits better- Whey were they prepared to sell you a 19"?
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  11. #11
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,164
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rustiewood@comc View Post
    like im supposed to know he had 2006 left overs??? and i did ask if it was a 2007! im happy, im keeping it,after more research i think i got thr better bike.thanks
    Sounds like its time to take the LBS some doughnuts......

  12. #12
    Directionally Challenged Lost again's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Fontucky,CA
    My Bikes
    2000 Turner Burner, MTB, 2007 Turner 5 Spot MTB, 08 Bianchi Axis CX bike, Giant TCR 01 Carbon Road,Surly 1X1 ss MTB
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I still think you might have got some other kind of discount.Bikes depreciate as fast or faster then cars. Would you pay 08 full price for a 06 car? I'd contact the LBS and let them know you are aware that you got less then what you paid for, but don't make to big of a deal out of it. That is a very small amount of money for an otherwise very good bike.
    aka Pain Freak
    I ride,therefor I am
    and you ain't.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •