Is it me or has anyone else noticed the cost of bikes are becoming way overpriced?
For instance in 2006 I bought a Trek 7000 for a then MSRP of $259. This year the price went up just $10 which is fine in my book, that is just $269. But today I ran across Treks website which has been updated to reflect the 2008 models. BAM, the TREK 7000 is now $309 without any noticeable improvements of manufacturing or components. Is it me or does anybody else thing that since the popularity of cycling in the United States that the major Bike Companies are really starting to stick it to the consumers?
Its just a rant but where does TREK get the idea of charging $309 on a bike that is only worth $269 at the most? I mean come on Trek you are not Cannondale which is notorious for over charging on the value of their bikes!