I bought the 2009 Trek 7000 WSD on Saturday. I asked the LBS manager about the upcoming model that I told him I heard was coming out in September. He asked me where I heard it and told me that I was wrong. He said the 7000 would be the same as far as he knew and grumpily offered to look it up on the dealer site. I took his word for it. I just saw the new 2010 on the Trek site today. The frame is completely different and there are no flowers, a design he knew I didn't like. The new bike is my dream and furthermore might fit me much better. I'm actually 4'11&3/4. I told him the 14" bike felt just a tiny bit large when I tried to put my feet on the ground. He had me cycle backwards and said it was fine and fit like it's supposed to. The new 2010 model is a 13' bike and has no flowers or brown on it. It also looks easier to transport.
Should I request an exchange? The manager won't be in until Thursday, and the clerk told me that they've never done this before. Should I push it?
Also, I flew off a bike when I hit a defect in the pavement. The clerk actually told me and the manager about the defect. I didn't make a big deal about it. My aunt told me she would've gotten the bike for free. I wasn't much hurt except for a rear end that hurt for four days. What do you think about this? Should I have asked them to take responsibility for the defect?