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    Quote Originally Posted by Cni2i View Post
    Thanks! I believe it's the same OSBB as with the "SL5". Have you read that they changed it? The price for the Ultralight Frameset is $4250. I was only able to get 10% off that and of course, a free Pro Bike Build with new cables and housing. I was debating whether to wait a bit or not, as I still enjoy my "SL5"...but my impression was that Spesh was only going to release limited amounts of the UL Frame sets. Not sure if that's just a publicity stunt or not...but I decided to go for it.
    Can't believe you got 10% off the new frameset. The lbs that I go to won't budget.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merc View Post
    Can't believe you got 10% off the new frameset. The lbs that I go to won't budget.


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    Have you purchased many bikes from them in the past? I purchased 4 other SWs from them in the past. 3 Tarmacs and one Venge. But yeah, I saw a concept store in Australia selling frame set for $5000! Crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cni2i View Post
    Have you purchased many bikes from them in the past? I purchased 4 other SWs from them in the past. 3 Tarmacs and one Venge. But yeah, I saw a concept store in Australia selling frame set for $5000! Crazy.
    Yeah, I've bought probably 7 (3 SW Tarmacs, 1 SW Venge, 1 SW Venge ViAS and a Moots Vamoots RSL and a Crux). through them over the past 5 years or so. The average price of those were $$$$. Guess I need to negotiate better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merc View Post
    Yeah, I've bought probably 7 (3 SW Tarmacs, 1 SW Venge, 1 SW Venge ViAS and a Moots Vamoots RSL and a Crux). through them over the past 5 years or so. The average price of those were $$$$. Guess I need to negotiate better.


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    Wow Merc. For sure. You r such a good client there. Can't believe they won't extend a disc! Bummer.


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    Specialized has a very strickt pricing mechanism in which discounts are not allowed, with the risk of loosing dealership. Your shop can, of course, give you discounts in other ways: fitting, free parts, etcetera. It's up to them... and to you 🤙


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    One sure way to get a super discount is to work on the owners cars. I pay no more that 10% above cost on anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Butcher View Post
    One sure way to get a super discount is to work on the owners cars. I pay no more that 10% above cost on anything.
    You pay for it, just in another way.
    Repairing European cars is harder than figuring out how the pyramids were built without alien intervention.

    All said, I am a big fan of the barter system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Butcher View Post
    One sure way to get a super discount is to work on the owners cars. I pay no more that 10% above cost on anything.
    Or join the bike shop team. My friend owns a shop and the cost of joining his CX or Tri 'team' is buying $100+ worth of kit. So I race CX, which is fun as hell anyway, wearing his shop kit and get 20% off all Spesh stuff.

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    https://cyclemaniacdotcom.files.word...7/img_1842.jpg

    Had a chance today to visit the Specialized Popupstore Düsseldorf, special store for the Tour de France start. They had 3 Tarmac 2018 in the store. Made some pictures. Yes: the Ultra Light has Silver lettering. No: there was no information on whether the bikes will be sold as they were presented there (they were all with the Powercranks. I heard in one of the videos that they will be sold without). Hope you enjoy the pictures. Bikes looked very clean and light. Less aggressive now the top tube is no longer like a bow (not sure how to explain it).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnoud View Post
    https://cyclemaniacdotcom.files.word...7/img_1842.jpg

    Had a chance today to visit the Specialized Popupstore Düsseldorf, special store for the Tour de France start. They had 3 Tarmac 2018 in the store. Made some pictures. Yes: the Ultra Light has Silver lettering. No: there was no information on whether the bikes will be sold as they were presented there (they were all with the Powercranks. I heard in one of the videos that they will be sold without). Bikes looked very clean and light. Less aggressive now the top tube is no longer like a bow (not sure how to explain it).

    https://cyclemaniacdotcom.files.word...7/img_1842.jpg]

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    Hmmm, not allowed to link to my blog with the pictures. Again, maybe this helps?

    cyclemaniacdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1842.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnoud View Post
    Hmmm, not allowed to link to my blog with the pictures. Again, maybe this helps?

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    Bummer. Love to see the pictures! Glad to know that you confirmed the silver lettering. Just want to make sure I get the actual UL version. Lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnoud View Post
    cyclemaniacdotcom.wordpress.com/

    Copy this and you get my bog where you can choose the post on the Tarmac.,

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