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Old 09-06-16, 01:24 PM
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UK Suppliers no longer shipping SRAM to NA.

Not sure how old this news is, but I went to look for something at PBK the other day and SRAM products are no longer listed if you're in the US. I'm in Canada, so I e-mailed their support and got a response stating that a new contract signed with SRAM prevents them from shipping outside of Europe.

Not sure how long until the other vendors do the same... Might want to stock up now!

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Sounds good for Shimano's business if they *don't* do the same.
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Final nail in the coffin of SRAM road groupsets
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
Final nail in the coffin of SRAM road groupsets
Surely the majority of SRAM components used in the USA don't come from the UK.
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I jumped onto the Ribble site.

No SRAM Groupsets listed. In fact, they were all Shimano except one Campy Athena groupset.

However, the SRAM was available as individual components, and seemed to add to my cart just fine.

Campy components were Athena, then at least for shifters, Chorus, and Record-10s (no Record/SR 11s).

I can't say if it is better or worse for SRAM, but taking their name down so they just don't show up on any searches would seem ill advisable, as well as ignoring the home mechanics.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I jumped onto the Ribble site.

No SRAM Groupsets listed. In fact, they were all Shimano except one Campy Athena groupset.

However, the SRAM was available as individual components, and seemed to add to my cart just fine.

Campy components were Athena, then at least for shifters, Chorus, and Record-10s (no Record/SR 11s).

I can't say if it is better or worse for SRAM, but taking their name down so they just don't show up on any searches would seem ill advisable, as well as ignoring the home mechanics.
I checked Merlin and they have groupsets but when you add them to your cart it says that they can't ship to the U.S. I blame Brexit
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Surely the majority of SRAM components used in the USA don't come from the UK.
no but combined with the already major decline in OEM road bikes with SRAM this isn't going to help


But don't get me started on pricing in the bike industry. Basically anyone can join a good club or race team that has access to some sort of team deals and the pricing you get is much different then retail and that is real pricing that companies need to make a profit. You can basically get things on team/corporate deals for 50% of retail cost and I don't think they are taking loss on any of those
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I tried VTT, BMX, Cyclist apparel, Bicycle accessories. Welcome to XXcycle - en (France?),
And SRAM groupsets seemed to add to the cart just fine, although the Force 22 groupsets were listed as "not available yet"
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Hey, I just remembered. I am changing planes in London on Friday. Maybe I should try to stock up.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
I checked Merlin and they have groupsets but when you add them to your cart it says that they can't ship to the U.S. I blame Brexit
Of course, it is still just BR-Limbo. No exit yet, or perhaps for quite some time.
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This probably has to do with the cost at which those sites sell the SRAM items. Wiggle, PBK, Ribble, etc all sell components drastically cheaper than their US counterparts.

I've seen this happen with Tacx items in the past. I purchased my tacx trainer from Ribble for about $100 less than the lowest price I could find in the US. Ribble no longer ships that trainer to the US and any site that still does, has pricing similar to US pricing.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
This probably has to do with the cost at which those sites sell the SRAM items. Wiggle, PBK, Ribble, etc all sell components drastically cheaper than their US counterparts.

I've seen this happen with Tacx items in the past. I purchased my tacx trainer from Ribble for about $100 less than the lowest price I could find in the US. Ribble no longer ships that trainer to the US and any site that still does, has pricing similar to US pricing.
They sell Shimano and Campy components for much lower then US retailers too. Maybe it has to do with SRAM being a US company
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
I checked Merlin and they have groupsets but when you add them to your cart it says that they can't ship to the U.S. I blame Brexit
I did the same thing but didn't get that message. $942 for a Chorus group.
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If SRAM can do this, why wouldn't Shimano and Campy follow suit?
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I'm just glad I got my groupset and cranksets when I did. I went back to get another chain ring and another front derailleur when I found this.
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Originally Posted by evrythngsgngrn View Post
Not sure how old this news is, but I went to look for something at PBK the other day and SRAM products are no longer listed if you're in the US. I'm in Canada, so I e-mailed their support and got a response stating that a new contract signed with SRAM prevents them from shipping outside of Europe.

Not sure how long until the other vendors do the same... Might want to stock up now!
Kinda funny when you consider SRAM is a US company.. For that matter, why are Speeeedplaay pedals so much cheaper from the UK when all indications are their stuff is made in San Diego or thereabouts?
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
This probably has to do with the cost at which those sites sell the SRAM items. Wiggle, PBK, Ribble, etc all sell components drastically cheaper than their US counterparts.

I've seen this happen with Tacx items in the past. I purchased my tacx trainer from Ribble for about $100 less than the lowest price I could find in the US. Ribble no longer ships that trainer to the US and any site that still does, has pricing similar to US pricing.
Does anyone have experience shopping from athleteshop.com?
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Here I was thinking of an eTap build in the future. Sram just lost my business
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Man, that sucks hardcore. I was planning on buying about three Sram group sets in November . . . guess that's not going to happen now.
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You guys all realize how retail works right?

It's very possible that a vendor (SRAM in this situation) worked out a contract with a retailer (in this case, PBK)...certain limitations are probably put in place within that contract. For example, if you buy 2000 groupsets, we'll sell you them at a cost which might be lower than their standard FOB cost, in turn, we'll allow you to sell them dramatically below MSRP but not to the US as to not offend any US retailers.

I see this all the time. Retailers want exclusive deals and vendors usually oblige as long as they're not pissing off everyone else selling their product.
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Well, at least for me, the only reason I use SRAM is because it was comparable to Shimano. I will not pay the US crazy prices for a groupset and will switch to Shimano next time I've to buy a groupset.
Of course that is assuming I can buy the shimano for current prices.
Rival 22 costing about ~$more than the 105 version is something I'm willing to pay, make it $300 more and and it hopefully will have the same faith as Campagnolo.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I jumped onto the Ribble site.

No SRAM Groupsets listed. In fact, they were all Shimano except one Campy Athena groupset.

However, the SRAM was available as individual components, and seemed to add to my cart just fine.

Campy components were Athena, then at least for shifters, Chorus, and Record-10s (no Record/SR 11s).

I can't say if it is better or worse for SRAM, but taking their name down so they just don't show up on any searches would seem ill advisable, as well as ignoring the home mechanics.
After all my anger, I just went to ribble and the SRAM Force 22 was listed as a groupset, $593. I also See Rival 22 listed for $371.
I added the Force groupset to cart, went all the way to payment method without any complaints regarding my shipping address being in US.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
You guys all realize how retail works right?

It's very possible that a vendor (SRAM in this situation) worked out a contract with a retailer (in this case, PBK)...certain limitations are probably put in place within that contract. For example, if you buy 2000 groupsets, we'll sell you them at a cost which might be lower than their standard FOB cost, in turn, we'll allow you to sell them dramatically below MSRP but not to the US as to not offend any US retailers.

I see this all the time. Retailers want exclusive deals and vendors usually oblige as long as they're not pissing off everyone else selling their product.
Ok, so are there really no volume retailers in the US that can get the same deal from this US-based company? eg. Amazon, Performance, Comp Cyclist, etc..

Why isn't as simple as the manufacturer goes to market and says "here's the unit price(in X currency)... place your orders". What's the downside?
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bike24 is selling sram etap for like $1200. That is the lowest I have seem
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