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    Dahon cost reduction

    http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/...tail/6432.html

    Thanks to 'some very talented product people'.
    Happier than a camel on wednesday.

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    I think most retailers have already adjusted for this? I saw it somewhere else with a new price list.

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    I experienced "sticker shock" already at my local bike shop comparing my 6 year old Brompton with a current similary spec counterpart model on the showroom floor (Bromptons seem to have doubled in price). As well as a visit to another bike shop that has Dahons on the floor with it's similar price expansion since I bought mine in 2003 & 2006-the Speed D7 has reached the approx. 500 dollar mark and the Curve hit approx. 600 US dollars. Inflation has seem to rear it's ugly head again. 15% reduction is a nice gesture, but the bikes (to be fair, not just Dahons) are already inflating far above the casual cyclist's comfort zone-and many other financially struggling people that can only formerly afford the mid-to-lower models that Dahon & the other major players once offered in the form of their basic no frills bicycles to and might forcibly opt to be without any bicycle at all.
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    Thanks to the very talented people at Tern for providing the competition. 15% is very significant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
    Thanks to the very talented people at Tern for providing the competition.
    Dahon surely had a fair amount of flab to trim out of their cost structure, since a number of the principles there over the last couple of years were planning to leave and set up a rival company.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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    Their talented people clearly did not work in the marketing department when they first set the huge price increases.

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    funny ...... ..

    the main thing is that the customer wins !

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