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Old 12-02-12, 04:19 PM   #1
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Favorite place to buy accessories online?

I just picked up a few tubes for my MTB winter commuter. I'm looking for the best tubes and the best deal online so I can buy in bulk and save a little cash in the future. My tires are 26" and I like presta, btw.

Where do you shop?
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Jensons, mostly becuase their shipping to Aus is the best of the contenders.
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I have a few favorites.

Amazon and Ebay if I know exactly what I want and just need the best price. Sometimes Universal Cycles actually has the best price on items that are always MSRP or very near it, like shocks, because they have monthly promo codes for 10% off $100 or 15% off $300. (Join their email list to receive the codes.) Competitive Cyclist if something is on special, or only they have it.

I don't use tubes in my MTB but I buy them on ebay or amazon for my road bike.


EDIT: also, some folks are really fond of buying tires from the UK or Germany. I've never bothered, but it can be way cheaper for certain Schwalbe and Continental tires as long as you don't mind the wait.

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Obligatory shop and support your LBS comment.
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I'm looking for the best tubes and the best deal online so I can buy in bulk and save a little cash in the future. My tires are 26" and I like presta, btw.

Where do you shop?
Usually pricepoint.com for mass tube purchases but I only get 'em when there's a buncha other stuff I need there, to make the shipping not kill the deal. 5/$12 CST tubes.

Otherwise sometimes Universal Cycles, sometimes WBW/BikeTiresDirect.com, sometimes Performance. All of those I order online to pickup in store, so no shipping to worry about.
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Being stuck in Canada, any online shop based in any other country is best. I usually order stuff from CRC, but only because their shipping is inexpensive, and often gets through without any additional taxes or tariffs. Jenson has good pricing, but they always charge for shipping and add in the brokerage/customs fee, which quickly makes their price not so good anymore.
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