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When do the 2004 model year bikes arive? (n/m)(10 posts)

When do the 2004 model year bikes arive? (n/m)maximacanuck
Jul 10, 2003 10:59 AM
re: When do the 2004 model year bikes arive? (n/m)pitt83
Jul 10, 2003 11:02 AM
About early September or so. Some early releases being announced now. Most are held until Interbike is over to peak the dealers' interests.
re: When do the 2004 model year bikes arive? (n/m)maximacanuck
Jul 10, 2003 11:51 AM
So will dealer try and clear out 2003 models in september then?
Typically yes, exactly.No_sprint
Jul 10, 2003 12:43 PM
I've seen some serious blowouts at Supergo around that time.
I got mine......cjwill
Jul 10, 2003 11:57 AM
Just picked up the 2004 Trek 5200 at CYCLEWERKS in Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA. good price also ($2,300) Trevor the manager is a great guy. I don't work there I just really dig the great service I get when My wife and I go in to the shop.

(714) 751-9551

I don't know about the majority of the manufactures but I have mine.....

PS. Happy As A Lark

Orange County, CA.
So what's it look like....CaliforniaDreaming
Jul 10, 2003 12:39 PM
did the paint scheme change as had been commented upon on this forum last May? I'll be treating myself to a nice birthday gift with a 5200 this year... to bad I was born in November. :-(

Enjoy the bike!
So what's it look like....Drone 5200
Jul 10, 2003 1:47 PM
my LBS has a 2004 5200. It's the color that the team is riding in the TdF. Here's a picture: go to this page, and click the link for "the bikes"

http://www.trekbikes.com/tour_de_france/#

same as last year's 5200, except for color and handlebar tape.
I like the name...Mad-One :) nm.divve
Jul 10, 2003 2:15 PM
2004 has a better bar/stem nmandy02
Jul 11, 2003 8:21 AM
Oxymoronically in 2003!russw19
Jul 10, 2003 1:29 PM
Some bikes, the 04 models are out already. But for the ones that are, the only changes are usually paint colors and minor changes in parts. The thing is, most bikes won't go thru big changes from 03 to 04. Shimano is changing Dura-Ace to a 10 speed group and XT to match XTR. That means many bikes that last year were XTR will now just be full XT bikes. The Dura-Ace bikes won't be available until mid to late October at the earliest and I wouldn't expect to see new Campy Record until around Christmas. The new Chorus group may be out sooner, but it is rumoured to just be this year's Record. So it's really out already....

As for mountain bike lines.. most of the changes next year, aside from the XT bikes will be Shimano's new Freeride group. Those bikes are not expected to be available until 2004 as from what I am told by a few different company's reps, Shimano hasn't finished the group yet.. it's still at the drawing board and not being fully product tested yet. But I will admit, I don't know how true that is.. I haven't been following it like some of us have been following new Dura-Ace.

Russ