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What's your favorite online bike store?

Old 10-22-06, 10:35 PM
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What's your favorite online bike store?

Where do you find the best prices and reliable/timely delivery of bike components in the US? Who tends to have the best sales?

I ask because I want to build a bike up but I'm an O/C bargain shopper. I won't be content unless I'm getting the best deals, and that includes Ebay.
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Bike Nashbar, Price Point & and a whole lot of others!
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RepartoCorse.com Not only are thier prices good but their owner Ed has personally called me and helped me out with my order minutes after I placed it on his site. The service is second to none, other sites should take lessons from this man.
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Old 10-22-06, 10:48 PM
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Probikekit, chainreactioncycles, jensonusa, cambriabike, universalcycles, tis hard feeding a road and mtb addiction
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ProBikeKit & Nashbar. I also use the shops listing on eBay alot.
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Probikekit is quick and easy, Universalcycles has a great selection, Repartocorse has good service.
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Lickbike (lickbike.com)

Easy to use (search) w/great prices and no tax.

Plus, if you call them you usually will be talking to the owner who is quite knowledgable about the parts and bikes he sells.
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JensonUSA is a favourite of mine as is Texas Cyclesport and Chuck's Bikes..
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Yellowjersey.org

Always answer questions (usually within a few minutes of sending and email), have a lot of NOS parts and a good overall selection. Site is a bit confusing, but you will get the hang of it. The service makes up for that in the longrun.
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www.highonbikes.com

Owner Mike will try and get anything you want from the UK distributors, some prices as cheap as probikekit.
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mainly ebay because I work at a shop and have no reason to purchase online. But before I worked there, I would hit up all the stores listed above. I usually buy weird parts, NOS parts, and used parts so ebay is my ticket.

I don't shop from them but Competitive Cyclist, bar none, has the best website. I use them all the time as a reference guide. But they tend to charge full retail and is the most expensive online store I've seen.
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Performance, because of coupon and other deals (Team Performance) and the awesome return policy.
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Nashbar. Little bit slower but I love their live chat to answer questions.
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Old 10-23-06, 07:49 AM
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Excel Sports Boulder, but it's the only one that i've ever really ordered from...
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+1 on the recommendation for Excel Sports Boulder. They are very good in speed of delivery and customer service.
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I'm suprised nobody mentioned Speedgoat.
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Depends on what I am buying.

I usually shop the various cycling stores on eBay first, sometimes their Buy It Now prices are cheaper than online stores.

I always check AEbike.com because the prices from their QBP catalog link are often far less than everyone else.
https://aebike.com/

If I'm doing some budget project, I use Pricepoint, sometimes Performance and sometimes Nashbar
https://www.pricepoint.com/index.html

For singlespeed wheels and parts, Webcyclery
https://www.webcyclery.com/home.php

For roadie parts, Excel Sports is my #1 store followed by Colorado Cyclist. My main motivation here though is excellent customer service and fast shipping
https://www.excelsports.com/
https://www.coloradocyclist.com/

For little parts, cables, housing, Loose Screws and Bike Tools Etc.
https://www.biketoolsetc.com/
https://www.loosescrews.com/

For whole groups, Eurobikeparts and Wise Cycle Buys
https://www.eurobikeparts.com/
https://www.wisecyclebuys.com/

For tires, Biketiresdirect
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/

For wheels, Mike Garcia at oddsandendos
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Nashbar, eBay.
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i like repartocorse, speedgoat, and glorycycles. all three have great customer service and good prices.
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I've been completely satisfied with Performance.
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Performance. Their overnight delivery saved my road trip last year, when my bike fell off the roof rack at 75 mph in the middle of Nevada. The bike was in tatters. I phoned Performance, ordered all the parts I needed, and requested overnight delivery to Utah. 24 hours later, the bike was back together, and I was on my way.
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