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    strida usa

    Does anyone know where to currently get a strida in the US?

    Supposedly it has been picked up by a major distributor for 2007, but there are no signs of actual distribution.

    Does anyone know of any shops that might actually have stridas in stock? Preferably east cost.

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    I'm interested in the Strida as well.

    There are should be a Canada distributor according to the Ming Cycle:

    http://www.mingcycle.com.tw/strida_agent.htm

    http://www.civagroup.com

    Should we set up the Group Buy from them to get a better deal? How many guys here are interested in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldingmagic
    I'm interested in the Strida as well.

    There are should be a Canada distributor according to the Ming Cycle:

    http://www.mingcycle.com.tw/strida_agent.htm

    http://www.civagroup.com

    Should we set up the Group Buy from them to get a better deal? How many guys here are interested in?
    Thanks for the Email address.

    I doubt a Canadian distributor will sell to the US since they probably have been told not to do just that. The demand is there and I was watching a new Strida selling on Ebay for over $400.00 USD! That bike comes with no warranty or support! To make matters worse, Strida has no idea when their new distributor will sell the bikes again.

    If you can find a good source in Canada, please post it on the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldingmagic
    I'm interested in the Strida as well.
    Should we set up the Group Buy from them to get a better deal? How many guys here are interested in?
    I could be very easily persuaded into one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
    I doubt a Canadian distributor will sell to the US since they probably have been told not to do just that. The demand is there and I was watching a new Strida selling on Ebay for over $400.00 USD! That bike comes with no warranty or support! To make matters worse, Strida has no idea when their new distributor will sell the bikes again.
    Wouldn't be surprised if foldingmagic is affiliated with the Strida selling on eBay or civagroup: if you look into this outfit, you'll find they are in Vancouver, WA, so they are able to sell stateside as well as to Canada. It would behoove him/her/them to get a bikeforums red star like all other vendors if for nothing else than because of ethical responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spambait11
    Wouldn't be surprised if foldingmagic is affiliated with the Strida selling on eBay or civagroup: if you look into this outfit, you'll find they are in Vancouver, WA, so they are able to sell stateside as well as to Canada. It would behoove him/her/them to get a bikeforums red star like all other vendors if for nothing else than because of ethical responsibility.
    Thanks! I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. But I don't understand why I have any relationship with ebay or civagroup? Really don't believe a real distributor will take such a time for free ads

    Just want to have a good deal, nothing else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldingmagic
    Thanks! I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. But I don't understand why I have any relationship with ebay or civagroup? Really don't believe a real distributor will take such a time for free ads

    Just want to have a good deal, nothing else!
    Sorry - meant BC.

    Hope your deal works out!

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    The only active link at the civagroup website is the Dahon link; the Strida, Birdy and Reach links aren't activated yet, so I'm assuming they aren't quite ready to start selling them....
    Last edited by randya; 01-06-07 at 02:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spambait11
    Wouldn't be surprised if foldingmagic is affiliated with the Strida selling on eBay or civagroup: if you look into this outfit, you'll find they are in Vancouver, WA, so they are able to sell stateside as well as to Canada. It would behoove him/her/them to get a bikeforums red star like all other vendors if for nothing else than because of ethical responsibility.
    The ebay seller claims that they bought the bike from a trade show, not from CIVA.
    Last edited by makeinu; 01-06-07 at 03:40 PM.

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    for the record the ebay auction includes the carry bag, probably $100 from strida.
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    WOW! The new Strida sold for $440.00 USD! I'm impressed since it didn't come with LBS support or warranty. New Strida's were selling for $395.00 back when it was available online so this bike sold at a premium. Now if I could only get my hands on 500 bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
    WOW! The new Strida sold for $440.00 USD! I'm impressed since it didn't come with LBS support or warranty. New Strida's were selling for $395.00 back when it was available online so this bike sold at a premium. Now if I could only get my hands on 500 bikes!
    I watched this bike as well. This bike is 3.2 version with performance kit plus a travel bag. Believe it's the good deal. fixed gear bike

    Check a thread below: New US Distributor for Strida in 2007

    Most of Strida bikes are sold on internet, aren't they? Don't think it will be available at LBP. If so, I guess it will be more expensive then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
    WOW! The new Strida sold for $440.00 USD! I'm impressed since it didn't come with LBS support or warranty. New Strida's were selling for $395.00 back when it was available online so this bike sold at a premium. Now if I could only get my hands on 500 bikes!
    I wouldn't really say it sold at a premium. The fact that there is no tax more or less evens out the difference between $40 difference and I think the warranty for the free bag ($100 value) is a fair trade. Not sure if the bike was assembled or not, if it wasn't then I'll agree that it sold at a slight premium.

    I have to confess that I personally bid it up to $420, but the attractive strida 5.0s going for around 425 USD over at yahoo taiwan stopped me from going further. Does anyone know of a cheap way to ship bikes from overseas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldingmagic
    I watched this bike as well. This bike is 3.2 version with performance kit plus a travel bag. Believe it's the good deal.
    If it didn't have the new Strida 5 BB, it's not a deal of any sort. Trust me, what do you think the Strida 5 bottom rail with new BB willl sell for as an upgrade to the older models?


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    FYI, Strida.ca on on the promotion now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldingmagic
    FYI, Strida.ca on on the promotion now!
    People could pay you directly and not feel bad about it if you get that red star.
    C'mon... support the forums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by makeinu
    The ebay seller claims that they bought the bike from a trade show, not from CIVA.
    HUMMMMMMMMMM.

    Did anyone notice the Ebay seller posted ANOTHER new Strida just like the one bought from a trade show? We were all told the Trade show bike was the only one so the bidding went up high. Now we find out there are more bikes purchased from the "Trade Show" so start your bidding war folks. Don't be surprised if another "Trade Show" bike appears later in the month. ;-)

    I get the feeling Strida's have arrived and someone has a large stock or maybe imported them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spambait11
    People could pay you directly and not feel bad about it if you get that red star.
    C'mon... support the forums!
    Strida at $549.00! After February 28th, it goes up to $599.00?

    So were're saying when the Strida becomes available nationwide in March, it will cost $599.00? It's going to be a hard for LBS to sell this bike at $650.00 dollars (tax) here in New York City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makeinu
    I'm starting to think that everyone in the bike industry is a liar.
    You weren't just born yesterday were you?

    It's not limited to the bike industry, but every industry. And you're right in the other thread: just lose the $40 to find out what is the *truth* if you really want to know the limitation of folding bikes, scooters, etc. for your purposes, and shut us all up. Now you know why you need a forum on this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
    Strida at $549.00! After February 28th, it goes up to $599.00?

    So were're saying when the Strida becomes available nationwide in March, it will cost $599.00? It's going to be a hard for LBS to sell this bike at $650.00 dollars (tax) here in New York City.
    No, I don't mean buyers in general should necessarily support these forums, but I mean the person calling himself/herself "foldingmagic" should buy a red star to support the forums and declare his/her affiliation with civagroup, Yeah bikes, or whatever corporation it wants to call itself. If you do a google and eBay vendor search for "foldingmagic," you will get many interesting hits which suggest a close connection between foldingmagic and civagroup, whether s/he is a dealer, rep, or vendor. I don't think it's uncool that s/he is here, but I do think it's uncool if s/he is not honest about his/her affiliations.
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    OTOH, not the first time that Dahon.Steve has kvetched about the 'high' price of Stridas here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    OTOH, not the first time that Dahon.Steve has kvetched about the 'high' price of Stridas here....
    I find the price very high. You didn't see me complain when the bike listed last year at $395.00. A year later and the price jumped by 50%. Yet, the bike is now made in China so you would figure the price would drop but that is not the case.

    The high price did not stop me from recommending it on another thread.
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    I just noticed, you can buy the Strida now at www.yeahbikes.com. $549 including the bag, free shipping. That's about $100 more than I paid for mine, but I think it's worth it.

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    I'm with Dahon.Steve that at close to 6 bills the Strida is not going to be on my folding bike list anytime. I don't get the price increase either considering its now built in China. Honestly at $399 I thought it was overpriced.

    It's not superlight, super small or super versatile. I am still trying to figure out what it does so well as to be asking for a premium price. I'd rather ride my Xooter scooter than take a Strida. It is smaller, lighter, cheaper and likely not too much slower and it can carry more weight. For me the Strida is an answer to a question I'd never ask just like Clive's latest bike. I'll take another Downtube Mini and take the $$$ I save and put it toward an airline ticket somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavshrdr
    For me the Strida is an answer to a question I'd never ask just like Clive's latest bike.

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