Join Date: May 2005
Location: Anti Social Media-Land
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.
Last edited by folder fanatic; 02-08-12 at 11:37 PM.