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Old 03-18-08, 07:21 AM   #1
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Where to find a good price on Mavic Open Pros/Formula Wheelset?

I live in Canada outside of Toronto (Guelph) if that makes any difference.

Where would be a good place to find this wheel set?

I asked at a lbs but it sounded like it would come out to just under $200 per wheel which is crazy.
$90-100 per rim. $32 min for their cheapest spoke. Couldn't quote me a price on a formula at the time. Is this price realistic or can I find this cheaper?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-18-08, 07:31 AM   #2
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it's cheaper on the internet, but sometimes the extra few bucks are worth it to start a relationship with your LBS.
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Old 03-18-08, 09:12 AM   #3
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Especially if they offer a free truing after 30-days.
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Call up BicycleWheels. I think I was quoted around $250 for a wheelset
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I live in Canada outside of Toronto (Guelph) if that makes any difference.

Where would be a good place to find this wheel set?

I asked at a lbs but it sounded like it would come out to just under $200 per wheel which is crazy.
$90-100 per rim. $32 min for their cheapest spoke. Couldn't quote me a price on a formula at the time. Is this price realistic or can I find this cheaper?

Thanks for the help.
The price difference is what from online vs local?
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Old 03-18-08, 09:06 PM   #6
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For sure bicyclewheels.com - might need a truing after shipping, but they're fairly cheap - I got a CXP22/Formula set from them over the Xmas holiday and am loving it.
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Old 03-18-08, 09:29 PM   #7
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For sure bicyclewheels.com - might need a truing after shipping, but they're fairly cheap - I got a CXP22/Formula set from them over the Xmas holiday and am loving it.
Shipped to TO? how much was shipping? duty? thx
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open pro

that doesnt sound too ridiculous($400 a set) , but i was going to have them made for me for 360 a set at a place called abington wheel wright. i dont know if they do orders or anything, but look em up on google, theyre outside philly and are really great.
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it's cheaper on the internet, but sometimes the extra few bucks are worth it to start a relationship with your LBS.
+1. Having a local mechanic hand build your wheels is an excellent way to bond with your shop. If the shop is any good, the aftercare that you'll get will be well worth the price difference.
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Just keep away from Bells Bikes on ebay in Philly, unless you wanna get your wheels when your 70 years old.

Man I'm angry after being lead to believe my wheels would take 1-3 days.
3 weeks, 6+ emails and 2 unanswered phone calls later...no wheels still.
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