For reference, and possibly to help with the answer to my question, I'll first provide some information about myself. I'm located in the Vancouver area of Canada. I'm 6'4", so when it comes to bikes, I need at least a 61cm (24") frame, though 62cm-63cm could fit as well.
Anyways, to celebrate my 40th birthday, I originally planned to buy myself a nice 52" HDTV, but about a month ago I decided, since I've been cycling again for about 9 months or so, to buy myself a new road bike to supplement the older steel road bike I rebuilt. This new bike will be for road riding only, not used at all for commuting purposes.
So, I've been shopping around and looking at a number of bikes in my price range. Cannondale, Trek, Opus and a couple of others, but my question is simple. What would be the best time to shop around for the best prices?
I figure it's coming up to the end of season up here (another month or two, I'm guessing) so there's the possibility things could start going on sale. Of course, because of my size requirements, there may not be anything on sale.
Should I go out and buy now, or wait a few weeks? Should I wait until the beginning of the 2010 season to see what leftovers go on sale then? Personally, I would love to get a bike in the next week or so, but due to scheduling won't be riding for at least a week anyway.
Thanks in advance for your valuable insight.
On another note, if anyone here is a rep for any bike manufacturers, I'm certainly open to discounts.
Bikes I'm considering (feedback welcome)
Cannondale Six 6
'08 Cannondale Six13 (if I can find one in my size)
Trek '08 Trek Madone 5.2 (but definitely out of my budget)