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twoangstroms
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by twoangstroms

It's neither an eight nor infinity. Sigh.

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Won
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by Won

chase7545 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:12 am
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Purported promotional material being sent to trek dealers.
This is brilliant imo haha.

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twoangstroms wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:29 am
It's neither an eight nor infinity. Sigh.
your right... just a Venn diagram
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by Won

spdntrxi wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 5:13 am
twoangstroms wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:29 am
It's neither an eight nor infinity. Sigh.
your right... just a Venn diagram
which seems intentionally rotated to depict 8. Thus gen 8.
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rhender wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:11 pm
cleanneon98 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 11:36 am
Tiforlife wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:35 am
I could see a few unhappy customers who've ordered a P1 Gen 7 that they won't receive until after the newer and cheaper Gen 8 has arrived.
If I had a Gen 7 on order I would be a VERY happy camper right now if this is really the replacement, with the shallower post it's looking like 350g is a decent weight savings but according to the weights above it's still heavier than other do it all bikes and doesn't appear it'll be as aero either though time will tell. I know that both the 350g weight savings and a single digit watt change are likely inconsequential on the road for an average rider but as a Gen 7 owner its disappointing to see the Madone swing so far towards the Emonda with just one generation change. I still think it looks more balanced than the SL8 and given the choice I'd still skip the Spesh again.
I had the same thought when I read that. Unless this hypothetical purchaser just wants the latest and greatest from Trek specifically, I don't see how a Gen 7 purchaser would be anything but happy they bought the bike when then did.
I'm hoping there are some sales on the gen 7 upcoming. Unless the 8 somehow tests faster, I don't care about a few hundred grams. As somebody looking for an all out aero bike, the gen 8 ain't it.

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by tymon_tm

BikeTyson wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:57 am
rhender wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:11 pm
cleanneon98 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 11:36 am
Tiforlife wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:35 am
I could see a few unhappy customers who've ordered a P1 Gen 7 that they won't receive until after the newer and cheaper Gen 8 has arrived.
If I had a Gen 7 on order I would be a VERY happy camper right now if this is really the replacement, with the shallower post it's looking like 350g is a decent weight savings but according to the weights above it's still heavier than other do it all bikes and doesn't appear it'll be as aero either though time will tell. I know that both the 350g weight savings and a single digit watt change are likely inconsequential on the road for an average rider but as a Gen 7 owner its disappointing to see the Madone swing so far towards the Emonda with just one generation change. I still think it looks more balanced than the SL8 and given the choice I'd still skip the Spesh again.
I had the same thought when I read that. Unless this hypothetical purchaser just wants the latest and greatest from Trek specifically, I don't see how a Gen 7 purchaser would be anything but happy they bought the bike when then did.
I'm hoping there are some sales on the gen 7 upcoming. Unless the 8 somehow tests faster, I don't care about a few hundred grams. As somebody looking for an all out aero bike, the gen 8 ain't it.
sales on what? if your lbs has some on stock, which isn't very likely, then sure. few months ago i could get a gen6 (from whatever leftovers remaining) but not a gen7..

the marketing angle indeed is brilliant - very simple yet 'cool'. and what's best, explaining everything one needs to know about it.
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by cajer

Any news on an Aeolus wheel update?

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by cleanneon98

Yeah sales on Gen 7 are gonna be tough. My local TREK store still had an old Force equipped Gen 6 they were willing to wiggle on but nothing on 7. I got 10% off through my LBS but the trouble right now is on the website a lot of the configurations are sold out in many sizes, so if you can't find one in a store it can't be ordered cause they aren't making more, I would assume.

There were deals on the TREK site for the old SRAM red equipped bikes but not sure what colors and sizes left.
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by Tiforlife

chase7545 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:12 am
IMG_2981.jpeg
Purported promotional material being sent to trek dealers.
That's cropped. Below the 2 colliding galaxies is something like you'd see as a representation of 2 colliding black holes, which is more like an 8/infinity than that inter locking circles logo at the top.

The funniest thing to me (maybe it's a euro vs US mentality thing) is for the planned customer sneak previews they want people to sign NDAs and surrender mobile phones.. Like, it's currently on my TV 6 hours a day, and it's a bike not a cancer vaccine.

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by Tiforlife

BikeTyson wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:57 am
rhender wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:11 pm
cleanneon98 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 11:36 am
Tiforlife wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:35 am
I could see a few unhappy customers who've ordered a P1 Gen 7 that they won't receive until after the newer and cheaper Gen 8 has arrived.
If I had a Gen 7 on order I would be a VERY happy camper right now if this is really the replacement, with the shallower post it's looking like 350g is a decent weight savings but according to the weights above it's still heavier than other do it all bikes and doesn't appear it'll be as aero either though time will tell. I know that both the 350g weight savings and a single digit watt change are likely inconsequential on the road for an average rider but as a Gen 7 owner its disappointing to see the Madone swing so far towards the Emonda with just one generation change. I still think it looks more balanced than the SL8 and given the choice I'd still skip the Spesh again.
I had the same thought when I read that. Unless this hypothetical purchaser just wants the latest and greatest from Trek specifically, I don't see how a Gen 7 purchaser would be anything but happy they bought the bike when then did.
I'm hoping there are some sales on the gen 7 upcoming. Unless the 8 somehow tests faster, I don't care about a few hundred grams. As somebody looking for an all out aero bike, the gen 8 ain't it.
They've sold through stock to the extent they don't even have any for warranty replacements - you may find the odd one on a shop floor and if it's older gen SRAM and/or Segafredo rep then there's a deal to be had but don't expect loads of discounted stock appearing.

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by cleanneon98

Gonna suck for me if something warranty related happens with my Gen 7 and they don't have a replacement that I want 😞 hopefully no issues and if they do pop up, it's in half a decade when we come full circle back to aero bikes again
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by spartan

passed by my friend bike shop. one of his VIP customer got the last of the gen7 PI. sweet paint but as is 17lb's
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Paint is really good but man that front end looks bad with all of those spacers.
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by tymon_tm

I'd take that bike and love and cherisch every single gram of it's weight :oops:
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by eric01

spartan wrote:passed by my friend bike shop. one of his VIP customer got the last of the gen7 PI. sweet paint but as is 17lb's
Garish, yet I can’t take my eyes off of it
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