ive narrowed my purchase down to 2 bikes the aurora and the Trek 520. A local dealer is ordering a 2008 Aurora for me to test ride. I certainly like the price better than the Trek 520. I'm planning on doing some longer tours around Canada and have read excellent reviews on both bikes.
if i decide to buy the Aurora what should i expect to pay? i see that in the US the MSRP is $850 US. if i remember correctly this Canadian dealer is asking $1100 CAN. which seems a bit high. Should i be able to negotiate with him? It seems that i'll want to switch the crank set for hills with heavy loads which will cost some bucks, plus carriers, fenders and panniers. Lets say i want all that done, what would be a fair price to offer him? I'm terrible at negotiating these things!!!!!!!!HELP!