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    New question here. Lower cost on TNT frames

    Anyone know if the retail price will be lower on the new TNT frames since all those royalties to Specialized and Elsworth are gone.Been planning on purchasing a new 5" + frame for 06. The Spot looked good,or do I get a 05 with the HL ,or will the 05 be worth more because of the HL technology?

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    The price never went up when they started licensing all that crap, so why would it go down now?
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    I would think they would stay the same. Before DT had to pay ICT royalties, he was only paying $4 per bike to specialized (that's the number that has been tossed around for the specialized royalty). He was basically eating ICT royalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SILVERBACK
    Anyone know if the retail price will be lower on the new TNT frames since all those royalties to Specialized and Elsworth are gone.Been planning on purchasing a new 5" + frame for 06. The Spot looked good,or do I get a 05 with the HL ,or will the 05 be worth more because of the HL technology?

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    No Price Change

    Quote Originally Posted by SinglePivot
    I would think they would stay the same. Before DT had to pay ICT royalties, he was only paying $4 per bike to specialized (that's the number that has been tossed around for the specialized royalty). He was basically eating ICT royalties.

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    There is no price change, do yourself a favor and get a HL bike. Or save some money and get Foes FXR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinglePivot
    I would think they would stay the same. Before DT had to pay ICT royalties, he was only paying $4 per bike to specialized (that's the number that has been tossed around for the specialized royalty). He was basically eating ICT royalties.

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    At almost 2k for a Spot, I'm sure DT could afford the small licensing fee. Does anybody understand why Turner went TNT (errr, seatstay pivot)? Was it an economical decision?

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    ... I guess you won't be
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    no, it was stifling DT's creativity whilst dancing interpritavely to the sound of conga drums and castinettes as he designed the next generation of turners..........horst links are too gutteral german sounding and had to be excised to smooth the contemplative creative process......and the free water bottle evens out the $4 license charge!
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    2k is the price for the bike at the shop, not what he gets for it from the distributor-the cost of production, shipping, powder coating, or facility fees.

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