Jawa wrote:Im no expert but those Italian prices may include their VAT (our GST) with a quick google says 22%
Yeah, of course. There are local pricing differences, but using a direct multiplier for like to like bikes does give an idea. The USA prices for like for like were also 0.7x for mid range bikes but almost 1:1 for the high end in each cat, with .AU almost cheaper on some.
I chose the fancy new Anthem 29er for price guessing as it the only true new bike. General trend, as you noted above, is a slight reduction in some spec, with maybe a small increase in price here and there and the usual spec change over for model years.
Good to see lots of 12s stuff coming out on all the brands in the MTB area.