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2012 Scott 29er Pro Full Suspension


Heath

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Hi all,

 

I need some assistance. I've set my mind on getting the new Scott 2012 Pro Full-suspension in time for my Epic in March. Initially the bike shops said to me they would have it by December, then less than 2 weeks ago they said by the end of January. Now I'm hearing from the distributor ( Probike SA) that we can only expect delivery towards end of Feb.

 

This is driving me nuts....how can nobody commit to these bikes being available?

Can anyone suggest how to import one myself?

Any suggested replacement options?

 

Why the vagueness on a delivery date?

 

Thx

Heath

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The marketing department is not really in touch with the import department.

 

The one makes promises that the other can't keep and that really annoys the shops and consumers who want the bikes that they see in the adverts. The factory and ship with the actual stock have the final say with regard to delivery dates.

 

Try and contact Probike directly for a more accurate answer.

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Time is runningn out to get to know your new bike. I just got a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Can seriously recommend it.

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Time is runningn out to get to know your new bike. I just got a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Can seriously recommend it.

 

Might be a bit more cash, but I can only agree that that is a healthy alternative. PS Can the alternative, i.e. second choice, be better than the first choice? I don't think that is allowed.

How is availability of the SC?

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Rather go for the Specialized 29er as 2nd option. A friend of mine also got one for Epic - brilliant bike.

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I think the SC is quite available, at least was in December. Other benefit is you buy a frame and build it up exactly ow you like.

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Buy a Cannondale rather....

 

Their availabilty should be rather suspicious too, it seems to be the case in the US and Europe?

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Their availabilty should be rather suspicious too, it seems to be the case in the US and Europe?

yeah, I agree, it was a nightmare last year to get stock of the Cannondales, luckily i got mine, not sure about the stock levels this year.. maybe the local distributors dont back the market, dont want to over commit.. in the UK and the States, the deals you get for the previous years stock are amazing, we just dont get those deals here as perhaps there isnt spare stock of the top end bikes.. maybe they should order more and drop the prices?????

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Time is runningn out to get to know your new bike. I just got a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Can seriously recommend it.

 

TryBoy got a TallBoy :)

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Problem with the marketing is the huge lead time that magazines need, around 3 months I think the artwork needs to be in before the actual ad is run in the mag.

Also creates a pull effect from the customer, which is good for them but sucks when you can't get hold of it.

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