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Whats the difference from 07 and 08 models?

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Old 11-10-07, 07:32 PM
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Whats the difference from 07 and 08 models?

If I'm going to spend 1400 on a bike should I just go for a new 08 bike? Also whats the big difference when almost every component is the same?
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Old 11-10-07, 07:37 PM
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what would you say to someone who asked the same question about buying a car?
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Old 11-10-07, 07:47 PM
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I'm only 19 and I'm not one of those people that always has to have the newest thing! Well in biking it has changed me a bit I want good products. But honestly whats the difference? for instance the cadd9's what makes them better this year?
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Get the older bike. It'll be so grateful.
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Very generally speaking, go for last years for a cheaper price and almost-the-same performance as the 2008's. However, some bike companies build entirely new models for the upcoming season, yet some don't change much except the color scheme. It's hard to tell if you're new. Perhaps you should check out your LBS and ask some questions in person. You have lots of options out there. Throw out a price range and you will get many replies here.

Edit : CharlieWoo, no need for sarcasm. geez.
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Go 2007 or older. Check out used bikes too. You can get a great bike for the price. It's just like buying a car, like CharlieWoo said. If you absolutely have to have something new, get a 2007 and you'll be the sole owner. There is something to be said for buying new and not having to worry about the bike's history, but I wouldn't even consider getting a 2008, especially at this time of year. You'll pay the highest possible price.
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Paint, in that price range.
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This is a little OT, but why has Trek rolled back a lot of their bikes when it comes to components but still has the same suggested retail price?

What was 105 in 07, is tiagra in 08.

Back on topic.... Go with the 07. Save the money and get some nice extras.
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What's the difference between 07 and 08 model refrigerators? Just curious.
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One bike store I am looking at sells exclusivly trek and lemond and the other sells specialized and cannodale. I'm leaning towards the trek 2100 triple for $1400
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This is a little OT, but why has Trek rolled back a lot of their bikes when it comes to components but still has the same suggested retail price?

What was 105 in 07, is tiagra in 08.
The falling American dollar. It costs more now to import those nicer components. So in order to keep the bike price the same the lower spec components are used.
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Could you elaborate on that more and give some examples?
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07 = you struggling to keep up in local group rides
08 = you winning tdf
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Originally Posted by kmac27 View Post
Also whats the big difference when almost every component is the same?


New paint schemes.
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Originally Posted by d2create View Post
What's the difference between 07 and 08 model refrigerators? Just curious.
aero handles, carbon fiber egg compartment lids, smoother ice dispenser operation...
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SCREW 08.

1400 will get you a beast of a used bike, and as long as you service her, she will perform for you greatly.
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take your money & buy a new caad9. there is no better bike under $1,500.
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Originally Posted by celerystalksme View Post
07 = you struggling to keep up in local group rides
08 = you winning tdf
LOL. That's all.
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Originally Posted by Amen View Post
This is a little OT, but why has Trek rolled back a lot of their bikes when it comes to components but still has the same suggested retail price?

What was 105 in 07, is tiagra in 08.

Back on topic.... Go with the 07. Save the money and get some nice extras.
This is how they continue to grow their margin.
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