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2003 Bike prices ......lower?(6 posts)

2003 Bike prices ......lower?markmark
Jun 7, 2002 6:22 AM
Just checked on '03 Cannondale caad7 models at the lbs and these new bikes are around $1000 less than last years offerings!!

Anyone noticed other companies dropping prices for '03 too?
Should put a hurting on used bikes prices & new left over bikes too.

Glad I waited,
Futunately Cannodale is a rare case that followselviento
Jun 7, 2002 9:22 AM
... the computer industry. 5 years ago, their top model is the CAAD3, touted as something Indurain paid his own money to buy. Today CAAD4 is pretty much their lowest end model. This is not surprising because CAAD8 is just around the corner. Just a little psychological marketing game.

But if you look at other makers, C40, OCLV, Prince, S-Works, still remain the top end model.

The "glad I waited" theory doesn't really work, because next year, CAAD7 will no longer be a the "HOT" model to have. If you are really concerned about value and function, getting a CAAD5 for $500 is enough for you. 2.6lbs to 2.4lbs is very little difference.
Futunately Cannodale is a rare case that followsschills
Jun 10, 2002 12:29 PM
. . . . . but CAAD6 and 7 get you the integrated bottom bracket and cranks.
and thats good why? (nm)collinsc
Jun 11, 2002 5:59 PM
re: 2003 Bike prices ......lower?lvonmoss
Jun 23, 2002 4:20 PM
my local cannondale dealer told me the 2003 cyclocross ultra bike would have the same spec with msrp of $1300. that's down from $1500, which, of course, they were selling for $1600.
re: 2003 Bike prices ......lower?gabe93
Mar 26, 2003 12:52 PM
just how much was that bike going for? I just wish I had one!