Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Sacramento Region, aka, Nut Tree
Bikes: Giant OCR T, Trek SC
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Depends on the store and the year. This is a great year for bikes so expect bargains to be lighter. But usually after the announcement of the 2006 models, the 2005 models will drop in price. It all depends on what you need and what you will settle for. Often bike stores will offer financing incentive deals in the winter. We bought 2 bikes last year, one had slight sale, other was new model so no sale, however did get 0% financing on both. We could have gotten better deals on bikes in the store, but they didn't have exactly what we wanted, so bikes had to be shipped in.
An example of a current sale, is Performance. They stopped carrying Giant and have a bunch of 2005 FCR road bikes.
It doesn't hurt to ask the local bike store when they have their close outs and greatest sales. Make them squirm....