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    Yeti overload!!!!

    Stopped by SportsGarage in boulder today. Damn do they have a lot of Yetis.
    303 rdh, 7's, 575's, carbon 5's, alloy 5's, asr's. Impressive to say the least. Best news was that Yeti lowered their prices across the board for 2010.
    Hardest thing is deciding which to add to the quiver?

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    One of each, duhhh!

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    ASR-7 please ...
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    Did the prices go down because they are all made in Asia now?

    Not saying that makes it bad, just implying how Yeti can pull it off. I just grabbed one of the Jenson ASR closeouts for my new super-long ride machine. The Golden-made Turquoise/white with the top pull derailleur and 27.2 mm seat tube--Saves me having to buy a new seatpost and F derailleur.

    It's so pretty, I'm almost afraid to put parts on it.

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    Yeah, I love my old 575, but . . .

    . . . I keep hoping it will go through some sort of cellular division/asexual reproduction and split into a Five and a Seven
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Not sure why the prices went down. They have been overseas for a while.
    The 7 is awesome but really needs some more standover. My boys were nappin on that high TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    Not sure why the prices went down. They have been overseas for a while.
    It's the demand curve... it's in the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    It's the demand curve... it's in the toilet.

    Why aren't the other bike companies hitting lower price points then? Turner for example, actually raised prices when he went to the DW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Why aren't the other bike companies hitting lower price points then? Turner for example, actually raised prices when he went to the DW.
    Better control of the supply side of the curve?

    I know that Giant bikes are rumored to be price-cut this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Better control of the supply side of the curve? .
    I think Turner commands Cult economics...like Apple does.

    But as far as Yeti, I'm guessing they can make lots of frames, cheaply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Better control of the supply side of the curve?

    I know that Giant bikes are rumored to be price-cut this year.
    except for the Reign 0!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewnielson
    except for the Reign 0!
    I dunno - talk to Kaj. He'll give you the straight scoop.

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    Most companies saw a large increase in 2009 prices. Basically the bike companies were freaking out the summer of 2008. Gas prices were sky high, commodity prices were high too. All the suppliers to the bike companies raised their prices 25 to 40%. The bike companies were all looking at each other saying, I need to raise my prices 20% just to break even, but if I do that and the other companies don't what happens.... in the end almost all bikes went up about 20% from 2008 to 2009. Normally bike prices just go up with inflation, about 3% per year.

    So after everything went to **** in the end of 2008 (after most companies already paid for their 2009 bikes), prices for gas and commodities came down. Bike companies got a break and their prices came down for then next model year, 2010.

    We are seeing 2010 prices that are about 6% above 2008 prices, or kind of back to normal (3% for up for 2009 and 2010 added together).

    Of course there are a few folks out there trying to keep their 2010 prices but not too many. Tubes for example went way up with petroleum prices in 2008 and have not come back down so much.

    end o macro/micro economics dissertation. time to dream of dry singletrack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj
    end o macro/micro economics dissertation. time to dream of dry singletrack
    That would be micro with a lower case 'm'. Bikes are not about to take over the world yet...

    Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    Best news was that Yeti lowered their prices across the board for 2010.
    Yeah, I was pretty stoked when they lowered the price (on a better build than mine) 2 weeks after I bought my 575. Thanks Yeti!
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    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj
    Most companies saw a large increase in 2009 prices. Basically the bike companies were freaking out the summer of 2008. Gas prices were sky high...

    We are seeing 2010 prices that are about 6% above 2008 prices, or kind of back to normal (3% for up for 2009 and 2010 added together).

    Of course there are a few folks out there trying to keep their 2010 prices but not too many. Tubes for example went way up with petroleum prices in 2008 and have not come back down so much.
    Very well said. That's pretty much what I figured. I know lots of folks who just cringed at bike frames over $3k. Its good to seem them coming down a bit. This is especially true for DH race bikes, 2 years is all most folks get out of them.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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