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Old 07-12-16, 09:15 AM
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Trek Madone 9.9 HELLUVA DEAL

Was down checking on my Emonda SL8 and ask the dealer to show me the other bikes has on sale to him at the moment. The madone 9.9 lists for 12,000 and i could get one in my size for 7500.00 OUT THE DOOR..I am so tempted to pull the plug on one of these also at that price. They have 16 of them in the warehouse at the moment..
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Old 07-12-16, 09:16 AM
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Lol. If I spent $7,500 on a bike, the bike wouldn't be the only thing going OUT THE DOOR.

One of these days, I gotta get myself an uberbike. The last time I set out to do that, I couldn't bring myself to do it and bought a $2800 bike instead.

If it's your passion and you can afford it, go for it!
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You haven't taken delivery of the SLR8 yet.

Yesterday i was at the LBS and they were working on a Madone 9. I was told the owner barely rides but wanted a expensive bike. I guess if you can afford expensive toys, then go for it.

BTW, he also owns a Ferrari.

Trek should give you the bike for free, sort of like, if you buy 10, the next is free

Now I have 3 bikes, but only one is "stupid" expensive and the others don't specifically overlap each other.
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Old 07-12-16, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
You haven't taken delivery of the SLR8 yet.

Yesterday i was at the LBS and they were working on a Madone 9. I was told the owner barely rides but wanted a expensive bike. I guess if you can afford expensive toys, then go for it.

BTW, he also owns a Ferrari.

Trek should give you the bike for free, sort of like, if you buy 10, the next is free

Now I have 3 bikes, but only one is "stupid" expensive and the others don't specifically overlap each other.
I have purchased way more then 10 bikes from him and he keeps luring me in with these insane deals. No I have not picked up the SLR8 yet, but this Trek 9.9 Madone would be the newest bike on the top of my food chain. Oh no fancy cars for me as i could not afford one.. I prefer Camera Equipment, Bikes, and High End HID Flashlights to name a few..
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Old 07-12-16, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
I prefer Camera Equipment, Bikes, and High End HID Flashlights to name a few..
Jeez ... we sound related. Or as my daughter describes me to her friends:

"Quirky. Spends $15 for a watch and $300 for a bicycle headlight."
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Old 07-12-16, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Jeez ... we sound related. Or as my daughter describes me to her friends:

"Quirky. Spends $15 for a watch and $300 for a bicycle headlight."

I actually bought 2 Lupine Betty R 5000 Lumen head lamps @ 1195.00 a pop..
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
I actually bought 2 Lupine Betty R 5000 Lumen head lamps @ 1195.00 a pop..
There ya go ... I told you!
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Old 07-14-16, 11:47 AM
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I am a jazz guitarist and a super 400 is around that price. I guess I would buy one if I had the money so yes get the bike.
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Old 07-15-16, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
I am a jazz guitarist and a super 400 is around that price. I guess I would buy one if I had the money so yes get the bike.
Trek Days are coming up and my LBS said there may be even more of a price drop at that time. They still had over 30 of them in the warehouse when we checked yesterday..
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Old 07-16-16, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
I have purchased way more then 10 bikes from him and he keeps luring me in with these insane deals. No I have not picked up the SLR8 yet, but this Trek 9.9 Madone would be the newest bike on the top of my food chain. Oh no fancy cars for me as i could not afford one.. I prefer Camera Equipment, Bikes, and High End HID Flashlights to name a few..
Glad I'm not the only one with a bike fetish. They made me count today. My son's nanny says to me: "How many bikes you have?" 4 here. In the US, 2 in the basement, 2 hanging in the garage, 2 not hanging. I did not say a word about the Emonda frame I just picked up. Mum's the word.

It was a toss up between the Madone and the Emonda. I have the Domane with Isospeed. Incredibly nice bike, the Domane SLR.
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
i could get one in my size for 7500.00 OUT THE DOOR..
That is more than my fully pimped-out custom bike, which might be an option if the money is burning a hole in your pocket.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
That is more than my fully pimped-out custom bike, which might be an option if the money is burning a hole in your pocket.
I like factory stock bikes out the door..
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My only regret with a custom bike was waiting until I was 50 and walking on crutches before I broke down and ordered one.
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I have a highly expensive Handmade Elferink archtop guitar and it would not go for $7500 but if I sold it I would put toward a really nice Lynskey Ti. So from that prospective that is an expensive bike but frankly if you have the spare change go for it.................seems a little materialistic for a deacon but it funds the economy.
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Old 07-19-16, 01:18 AM
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Thinking i better let the dust settle first on the Emonda SLR8 a week or so before i pull the trigger on the Madone 9.9.
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A $12,000 bike now selling for $7500 tells me that high end bikes are obscenely over priced and a rip off of the public. What is even more of a joke IMO is the fact that they are plastic bikes. They are plastic reinforced by carbon fibers.

Think about all the poor smucks that got ripped off for the $12,000!!!!

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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
I actually bought 2 Lupine Betty R 5000 Lumen head lamps @ 1195.00 a pop..
In that case you need a $12,000 bike to hang them on, especially with $4500 off the price.

Have you been on the bike yet though? It's got to be about more than just the price.
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
I am a jazz guitarist and a super 400 is around that price. I guess I would buy one if I had the money so yes get the bike.


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If I walked into a shop that had the L5 I wanted it would be in the back seat driving home with me. There is no way I'd spend that kind of money on a bike but... if that's your thing, go for it and don't look back.
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I bought a bike that was a great deal (to me) basically about $900 off of a $2300 dollar bike. So at the time my budget was about $1K so that deal seemed to hard to resist and the bike fit me really well, so out came the cash and the bike into my trunk. So your deal very similar in terms of percentages begs the question are bikes marked up that much. I would have to think that at $4500 off (or my case $900 off) there's still some money being made here by the LBS and by the Mfr.

The question is should you go for it? Sure why not, if you have this kind of cash for a bike and it's what you love then why not.
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They are plastic reinforced by carbon fibers.
If you think carbon fiber cloth impregnated with epoxy and cured in an oven is "plastic" than I suppose you're right...
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