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    Best bike deals in SF Bay area?

    Where can one find the best deals (last year models,...) on new mid-range road bikes (cheaper carbon, better alloy frames + 105 or similar components) in the Bay area? Preferably close to Santa Clara?

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    You can check out Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos. At this time of year they might still have a few of last years models and not too bad prices. If you're lucky they might have your size.

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    I think your best bet is to know what you want, make a list of shops you're willing to drive to, and then pick up the phone to see what they've got. A lot of shops will have last years models around (given this economy), but you'll be limited to sizes and colors/specs. Don't be afraid to drive some distance for a great deal, but patience and a phone could pay off in a big way.

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    I'd agree with kedosto.

    Shop pricing varies considerably on any given item, so no one shop is likely to have the best prices for everything.

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    I bought my 2007 Specialized Roubaix for $1,400 last April at Go Ride in Redwood City, and they always have a good selection of older models. They also provide lifetime tune ups and fittings. Their web site has a list of their close out bikes. Check out www.goridebicycles.com.

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    All the local bike shops have sales during the winter, some times as much as 1/3 off on last season's name brand bicycles, though selection of sizes and colors can by spotty.

    If you're looking for very cheap off-brand stuff, try Performance. They have several stores in the Bay Area. Some of their stuff is very good quality for the price.

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    I was in Livermore Cyclery yesterday (the one in Livermore, not the one in Dublin), and there were a lot of "Sale" tags on nice new high-end Trek and Specialized road machines. They carry a lot of stuff, so their selection is likely to be better than most.

    The same is probably true of their mountain bikes, too, but since I don't care about mountain bikes, I didn't pay attention to those.

    If they have what you need, it's worth the drive to Livermore. Steve Howard, the owner, is a great guy and a font of knowledge.
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    Some good deals on Craigslist.

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