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    Senior Member dennisa's Avatar
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    Time of year to buy

    So I'm really enjoying riding alot more these days and have decided it's time for a proper road bike. Eventually I'll make the rounds to Zane cycles or Pedal Power both in CT. So I began to ponder the question with the tour on right now it's probably a bad time to buy a bike as a lot of people will see the tour and think hey I should buy a bike. So I was thinking there might be a more strategic time of year to buy a bike.

    My thought is that it might be more advantageous to purchase a bike in the off season maybe at the beginning of fall of during the winter. I might fine a nice used bike that someone bought on a whim in the summer and realized it's not for them etc.... Is there a better time of year to buy to get the most bang for my buck as my budget will most likely be in the $600-800 range.

    Thanks in advance

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    Senior Member aggarcia's Avatar
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    Actually many bike are on sale because of Tour. My makers introduce the new models/next years models at the Tour. My LBS has had Trek and Cannondale on sale the whole month of July.

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    How much is it worth to you to have that new bike and have good weather to ride it?

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    Senior Member dennisa's Avatar
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    I'm a patient man, I can wait till next riding season. I can put up with my P.O.S walmart special for a bit. I'd like to buy something decent I'd like to pick up something with at least Shimano 105's , or Tiagra. Sora might be ok, but I'd rather have a larger budget to begin with than to have buyer's remorse.

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    I heard after summer isn't a bad time because some shops are looking to unload the summer inventory. Spring might also be a good time because everyone is getting ready for summer.

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