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Tiforlife
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by Tiforlife

NordicSal wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:57 pm
Haha nice to hear. My guy is a dealer, but not exactly in the know 😂
I work in a Trek- owned store so whilst I don't have the level of inside knowledge of a lot of contributors here, Trek really do need to tell us how many bikes we're getting and when, and obviously the numbers seem high because it's replacing 2 models.

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by cleanneon98

Yeah at nearly 7k it is a bit much for a frameset and cockpit, considering a complete SLR6 with 105 Di2 should be around $8k. Hell a SirVelo S5 frameset is $5500 and is pictured with a post, bar, and stem as well.
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ichobi wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:41 am
Interesting, I have never bought a Trek so if they sell it separately so be it. I was interested at first for the gen 8.

Having said that it feels like brands are just one up each other on pricing at this point.

A madone gen 7 seatpost is 300 usd a pop (minimum) and the barstem is another 650 usd

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If the frame is around 5500 usd that is may be kind of okay. But this means to get rolling you start with 6000+300+650 pretty much a 7000 usd “frame kit”

Major put off, especially when it’s also likely around 150g or more heavier than an sworks sl8 in a typical paint not just matte black. I do care about weight. At first i thought maybe be i don’t mind the weight if the price is not too bad but this is a bit much for me. Not complaining - the offering just is not enticing enough all things considered.
Trek making S-Works pricing looks reasonable.

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by repoman

Bonkers money for a Trek. Seems like Cannondale and Trek are trying to outspecialize Specialized by just jacking their prices (without the innovation/weight to back it up).

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repoman wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:24 pm
(without the innovation/weight to back it up).
Bro, but there is a hole underneath your butt :D

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by repoman

Oh yea :lol:

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by Nickldn

Surely that's the only reason the asking price has gone up. Question is how many customers will want to pay extra for that.

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by cleanneon98

repoman wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:24 pm
Bonkers money for a Trek. Seems like Cannondale and Trek are trying to outspecialize Specialized by just jacking their prices (without the innovation/weight to back it up).

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"Yeah, but this goes one louder."
I don't think you can accuse TREK or Cannondale of not trying new things. 29" wheels and BOOST spacing, yeah the Lefty fork never stuck around but the original Brain was also pretty junky. TREK also were the first IIRC to make a comfy aero bike before we had bigger tires. What kind of innovation has Specialized brought, and more specifically to the road market?
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can you please keep it about Madone? i'm not sure what justifies comparing *everything* to Spec, maybe it's an US thing, maybe some of you feel it's some sort of benchmark (far from it imho) but either way - lets just focus on what's coming up from Trek here. there will be plenty to compare once it's released and tested.
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by hoho9043

The High-end frame is made by QTC(questcomposite)in Dongguan city, China.
The low model(non-slr) version is made by XDS in Shenzhen city, China.

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by cleanneon98

hoho9043 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:07 am
The High-end frame is made by QTC(questcomposite)in Dongguan city, China.
The low model(non-slr) version is made by XDS in Shenzhen city, China.
I don't know anything behind the scenes for manufacturing so I really want to know why does this matter? I've seen people mention it before and was curious to learn more
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TREK Fuel EX Gen 5 - overbuilt and overweight

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by spdntrxi

cleanneon98 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 3:34 pm
hoho9043 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:07 am
The High-end frame is made by QTC(questcomposite)in Dongguan city, China.
The low model(non-slr) version is made by XDS in Shenzhen city, China.
I don't know anything behind the scenes for manufacturing so I really want to know why does this matter? I've seen people mention it before and was curious to learn more
layup and QC matter.
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by cleanneon98

spdntrxi wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 3:44 pm
cleanneon98 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 3:34 pm
hoho9043 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:07 am
The High-end frame is made by QTC(questcomposite)in Dongguan city, China.
The low model(non-slr) version is made by XDS in Shenzhen city, China.
I don't know anything behind the scenes for manufacturing so I really want to know why does this matter? I've seen people mention it before and was curious to learn more
layup and QC matter.
So is Quest then better? I'm not familiar with either of them. Isnt the layup determined by the manufacturer and not the factory
TREK Madone Gen 7 SLR - 7.43kg
TREK Fuel EX Gen 5 - overbuilt and overweight

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by wozzo

So is Quest then better? I'm not familiar with either of them. Isnt the layup determined by the manufacturer and not the factory
Usually it's the brand telling the factory the targets for weight/stiffness etc. next step is the factory making couple of layup versions to be accepted or not by the manufacturer.

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