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A glut of Trek Madones and DA10 at the LBS...(6 posts)

A glut of Trek Madones and DA10 at the LBS...bicycle268
Jan 23, 2004 6:30 AM
I've heard a lot lately about the scarcity of the new Madone and Dura ace 10 in the US. After a trip to my LBS I wonder if it's just a bunch of hype. As soon as I walked through the door I was presented by two DA10 Madone's awaiting new owners. I looked left and saw a mess of DA10 for sale. I looked up and saw a couple Madone framesets hanging for sale. I hear a bunch of talk about people having to wait till may or june for their frames or groups. Maybe it's a regional problem. Just curious....
re: A glut of Trek Madones and DA10 at the LBS...Spiderman
Jan 23, 2004 7:05 AM
If your shop is one of the larger shops in the area, that has a good relationship with Trek, then they will most likely get a healthy supply of those bikes.

Or those are all sold bikes and on display until the owner picks them up.
re: Depends on the shop...teoteoteo
Jan 23, 2004 7:13 AM
It really depends alot on the shop. Strong shops=better allocation. Also how early they ordered. I can't really give a number but we've moved a good number of Madone's and at present we still have a few. Some bad news came from Trek the other day in the fact that the paint process has caused them to have to trim production estimates. It has been a tougher process and part of it is based on the color they chose--the rumor is they are toying with the idea of changing the color to help.

Also consider Madone's were only being made in a few sizes but that has started to change.

The bottom line is that if the shop ordered early they'll have the stuff. If you order a Madone now good luck. It's not impossible to get DA10 but right now orders far exceed production at the OEM level.
Same thing at LBS in Suburban DC - Gorp Mobilesdctrofspin
Jan 23, 2004 7:44 AM
Probably about half a dozen or so on the floor. One unsolicited editorial...why does trek gorp up their bikes so badly? The bikes look like they're straight off the NASCAR circuit.
Jan 23, 2004 9:05 AM
What does gorp mean in your context?

I thought it was a hiker food - good ol raisins and peanuts.
Ah yes, from the Greek root "gorphalolis"dctrofspin
Jan 23, 2004 9:21 AM
Gorp is a term used in the automotive world, particularly when refering to gaudy or over-done elements. You know, the guy who goes into his auto parts store and buys every chrome strip, mud flap, fog light, pin stripe, etc. and sticks them on his otherwise unimpressive vehicle. That officially makes it a "gorpmobile." Now my disclaimer for all you Trekies out there...take it easy, they're fine bikes and all and I mean no offense. I just couldn't help but notice on the Madone at the LBS (while I was getting fitted for my new Seven -- YEEHAA) had tons of logos, stripes, decals, names, etc. on the thing. Again, it reminded me of, well, a gorpmobile.