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project one or stock??(7 posts)

project one or stock??andy02
Oct 21, 2003 11:37 AM
I got the go ahead for a 5900Sl from the wife so now, do I want a project one or stock??? Trek has yet to update the PO website so I am not sure if they have new options or not, but I don't like anything but the solid colors from 2003 and I kind of like the 2004 look the way it is. However, I could get a 5.9 instead? I think the weight may be more inportant then aero for me I am only around 135 and not the strongest on the flats (ie I hide close to front but not in the wind). Does anyone know if the shop could get one of these by christmas??
Don't think your Project One would be ready by christmas...russw19
Oct 21, 2003 12:23 PM
I know they are still filling back orders from last July on some of the P 1 bikes. Other than that, you should be able to get the 5900 by christmas and maybe the Madone if you wanted one.

As for the P 1 bikes, is the custom paint worth the extra $300-$500 if you say you like the stock bike? I wouldn't think so.

New P1 website should be up by early Novemberblanchaa
Oct 21, 2003 2:04 PM
I think there are some new paint schemes, like the one seen on the interbike trek TT, or maybe even (rumored) lance's night storm color seen in the tour.
New P1 website should be up by early NovemberBob1010
Oct 21, 2003 3:26 PM
The Night Storm will be one of the many choices and should be up in November.I did a Cloud Nine last year and the paint is superrrrrrrr...Can't wait to order this spring.
Go project onehudsonite
Oct 21, 2003 3:27 PM
It is really great that your wife gave you the green light. I debated the same thing earlier this after my wife gave me the green light on a new bike.

We looked at the 2004 Treks 5200 when they first came out. We loved them, but they look so similar to so many other bikes on the road. With all the success of the 5200/5900 there are so many riding around.

IMO, if the Trek's were not so popular, the stock paint is the way to go. But it is also nice to have something a little less popular. Personally, it bugs me when I see 20 people with the same bike/color as I have. I almost went for a Project One on a 5500. But, I think I am buying a Look frame instead.

Project One gives you the option to make it uniquely yours. I think that this is a great way to go on a new bike. Now, if you are a person that likes to buy something new every few years, the stock colors will probably be more in demand than a project one if you want to resell.

My local dealer was quoting 8 weeks for a Project One. If you order this week, you should have it by Christmas.
I Have a Project 1.........Reed Weedakowski
Oct 21, 2003 7:41 PM
Klein Palomino in Night Storm. Totally cool. I'd do it again.
Oct 22, 2003 4:58 AM
I am going to talk to the shop. If a PO is going to take 6 months to get I am going stock and swap out the bars for 38cc ones. I am not worried about seeing a lot of 5900s around here I see more C40s and orbeas(sp?) then treks.

For me to get a new bike I have to get my wife a new one as well! She will more then likely go PO or custom ti.