Tell your shop to order last year's bike. When it comes in, compare the components to this year's. If they are not the same, tell him to make it the same before you throw down $450, since he said they had the same components.
Specialized recently updated their site so I don't think you can find last year's iinfo anymore.
If it was retailing for $800 and you can get it for $450, it sounds like a good deal to me! You can use that $50 for your fatter tires or a new rear derailleur, lock, helmet...you know what i'm saying.
Originally posted by Cadd
I thought there were only 3 models last year. My LBS tells me that last year's base model is much better than this year's base model. He also said last year's base model (msrp $799) is comparable to this year's Sport model. This is the reason I want to take a look at the specs to see if his statements are legitimate.
If this year's base model is for $500 and last year's is for $450 (which, according to him has better components......it would be a no brainer).