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Old 07-18-12, 04:26 PM   #1
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Is 155.00 for a pair of conti 4000s a good price?

Thats with them mounting it at my lbs.
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Old 07-18-12, 04:43 PM   #2
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If you are able to mount your own tires, here is an option.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...re/CONTTYRF321


$76.36+ about $8 shipping (for 25's, which was my choice. A few bucks less for 25's).
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Old 07-18-12, 04:57 PM   #3
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$155 for 2 tires a good price? No. That sounds like its even slightly higher than the typical crazy high price you might see at an LBS.

I think last time I ordered from amazon they were $47.99 each, free shipping. From England you can get them for $38'ish free shipping from probikekit or ribble, depending on if there's sales and coupon codes.

I buy plenty of things from the LBS, but I doubt GP4000s's will ever be one of those things.
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Just got my order today....I just paid $35ea for 6 at PBK, they have great multi-tire discounts then apply a 10 or 15% discount thye offier during the tour.
I get a buddy to split an order, or get a few buddies...too good a deal to pass up
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how much extra for mounting.. I have a feeling the tires were 60.00 each + 35.00 for mounting.. That is a steep price unless there throwing in a hazard warranty at that price.

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Ribble 34.88 plus 7.75 delivery = 42.63 each.
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Old 07-18-12, 07:23 PM   #7
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Thats with them mounting it at my lbs.
$155?!


Get 4 for that price on PBK or Ribble. Give me two of them, I'll mount your tires and I'll let you bich slap me!
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I'm pretty sure the MSRP on those tires is $74.99, so I'm guessing you bought them at full price plus tax and the shop put them on for you for free. Yes, you can get them for much cheaper on the internet and it's not a hard job to do yourself. I hope you really like your local LBS because you are doing a really good job supporting them. Reminds me that I probably should go drop some coin at my LBS of choice to make sure they stay in existence.
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If you can change a flat you can mount your own tires, if you don't change your own flats or don't know how then...I don't know what to tell you.
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If you can change a flat you can mount your own tires, if you don't change your own flats or don't know how then...I don't know what to tell you.
Changing a flat and a tire is a necessary skill unless your going to ride your turbo trainer in your house all the time.. If you don't know how - look to youtube then practice..

here is a good video - they go nice and slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFXewhx3BE
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Use "TOUR20" coupon code and buy 2 GP4000S on probikekit.com right now, total comes out to $80.30. Will take 1-6 weeks to arrive, but at half price of what you were quoted it may be worth it if you've still got tires to use right now.

Find a buddy, buy 4 instead of 2, and the price each goes down to $35.50 ($142 for 4).
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I'm pretty sure the MSRP on those tires is $74.99, so I'm guessing you bought them at full price plus tax and the shop put them on for you for free. Yes, you can get them for much cheaper on the internet and it's not a hard job to do yourself. I hope you really like your local LBS because you are doing a really good job supporting them. Reminds me that I probably should go drop some coin at my LBS of choice to make sure they stay in existence.
Do we have some kind of obligation to support the LBS when we also know that the market system is based in part on price? How do we handle our personal obligations with a perceived obligation towards any retailer?
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Do we have some kind of obligation to support the LBS when we also know that the market system is based in part on price? How do we handle our personal obligations with a perceived obligation towards any retailer?
No, you are not obligated to support any LBS. However, if you enjoy the LBS, think it's a good LBS, and would suffer if the LBS went out of business, then you should support them by spending money there. Don't take that to mean that you should pay extra for something you can get cheaper somewhere else. I bought my tires at PBK and got them for $42 each. I will probably have the LBS service my road bike - it's been a few thousand miles, I don't have the time anymore (I'd rather be riding), they have all the necessary tools, and they do an excellent job.
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Do we have some kind of obligation to support the LBS when we also know that the market system is based in part on price? How do we handle our personal obligations with a perceived obligation towards any retailer?
Supporting an LBS is fine, I buy quite a few things from them. Tires is not one of them, I'll research online prices and if it's within $5-10 I'll go to the LBS. But, tires are usually full retail, if not a tad more, just not worth it.
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Do we have some kind of obligation to support the LBS when we also know that the market system is based in part on price? How do we handle our personal obligations with a perceived obligation towards any retailer?
Yes, you do have some obligation in supporting the LBS within reason. How did I do that? I hooked up with a particular store in a particular national/regional chain, and in particular with the head technician at a particular store. The relationship has been wonderful for me. All I do is order him and his shop a pizza randomly, and I also deliver a case of beer or candy at christmas, and the guy and his subordinates have been wonderful. They take care of issues I have promptly, and they sometimes won't even charge me money, hence my reluctance to identify the company (lest their bosses are on BikeForums).

It has worked beautifully for so many years. My goal however is to be totally self-sufficient bike-maintenance wise, and I think that should be the goal of every cycling enthusiast.
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Lol...No charge for the mounting and of course i can mount my own tires.....But wow ,its a lot cheaper from where you guys are recommending i get them from.By the way, I rode my buddies gatorskins and there is a huge difference even for a guy like me who will never race.Thanks all.
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Yes, you do have some obligation in supporting the LBS within reason. How did I do that? I hooked up with a particular store in a particular national/regional chain, and in particular with the head technician at a particular store. The relationship has been wonderful for me. All I do is order him and his shop a pizza randomly, and I also deliver a case of beer or candy at christmas, and the guy and his subordinates have been wonderful. They take care of issues I have promptly, and they sometimes won't even charge me money, hence my reluctance to identify the company (lest their bosses are on BikeForums).

It has worked beautifully for so many years. My goal however is to be totally self-sufficient bike-maintenance wise, and I think that should be the goal of every cycling enthusiast.
Its what I expected. Its all about the mechanics and not too much about the parts department. Its still a quid pro quo concept. I'll give you pizza and beer if you fix my bike (before this Saturday).
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