Winter months are typically the slowest months for any bicycle retailer. Yes that means both LBS and online retailers are feeling the effect of the season.
But this is actually a great time for you get a new bike. I know for a fact that most LBS’s are offering 06 closeout bikes up to 50% MSRP. Fezzari Bicycles is even offering all of their inventory with a steep discount of 50% off the MSRP. RPM Cyclery in Lake Elsinore is also having a major sale on their bikes. Ibex Bikes currently has road bikes as cheap as $299! Woodstock Bikes is even offering $50 on an early bird order for either the 505 or 707 models.
So as most people think that summer may bring more sales, its winter that provides steeper discounts for the consumer. Just do your comparison shopping online or walk into any LBS and you’ll see that they are glad that someone actually came in!
Take advantage of this time of the year and get yourself something nice.