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Old 11-15-14, 09:25 AM
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Depends on the items I'm looking for. For tires I often go to PBK, but don't be in a hurry. Tubes, cassettes, sunglasses, lights and other consumables I'll go to Nashbar/Performance Bike, Competitive Cyclist, Niagara, Colorado Cyclist, Westernbikeworks, Amazon, etc. I also support the local bike shop for certain items and maintenance. For bibs, jerseys, gloves, I'm a Voler fan and lean towards their high end wear.
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Old 11-15-14, 09:39 AM
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eBay mostly, Performance Bike and Jenson USA are great.. excellent customer service. I do not like Chain Reaction Cycles, only my second time ordering and their customer service sucks.
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It used to be one of three, now it's three of four. I'm not averse to paying my fair share. bike parts are only subject to hst and a nominal $5 processing charge. Clothing is subject to additional duty.
It's still cheaper than local.
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Old 11-15-14, 01:39 PM
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Amazon, eBay. Performance and Nashbar is owned by the same company. So as Backcountry,Chainlove, CompetitiveCyclist. TheClymb has good deals but I like ChainLove the best!
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I've bought quite a bit of stuff from CRC in the UK. The first order came in two weeks. Subsequent orders have come in as little as four days. Gotta love the prices there. Their components are cheaper than some sellers are asking on Kijiji.

Probikekit was quite slow. They took almost three weeks for my first order.
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Old 11-15-14, 06:51 PM
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Amazon, Back Country, Arts
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Old 11-15-14, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE View Post
Amazon, eBay. Performance and Nashbar is owned by the same company. So as Backcountry,Chainlove, CompetitiveCyclist. TheClymb has good deals but I like ChainLove the best!
Didn't realize those were the same. I did find theclymb the other day. Saw some good deals. Appreciate all the responses, I'm surprised by how many of the websites listed I haven't come across yet. Though I love to support the local bike shop, I love getting decent gear in the correct size even more. Looks like I'll be checking out some new sites soon!
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Old 11-16-14, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Those and universal, westernbikeworks, niagara, biketiresdirect, cambria, danscomp.

Never done the Brit bikeshop thing but they do have some killer deals on some things.
Why is that? They had a crazy deal on new 11 speed 105 groupo?
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Old 11-16-14, 06:50 AM
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A thread with lots of choices ...

http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cy...usinesses.html
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Originally Posted by zymphad View Post
#1 rule for me is now, don't support my LBS for accessories and parts or service. Better products for less online, F them if they don't want to adapt to the changes in how people shop.



Thanks for that, will keep those in mind.
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Old 11-16-14, 03:40 PM
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For clothing I usually go with Competitive Cyclist or http://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/page/man-shorts
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Old 11-16-14, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
For clothing I usually go with Competitive Cyclist or http://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/page/man-shorts
I like their videos. Hilariously fun to watch.

The music, watching some dude sweat and ends with a closeup of his ass crouched over. Looks like he's prepared for something else, not cycling.

S5 - ASSOS of Switzerland

Game changer? ROFLMAO Only game changer I saw was the next level in close filming of asses. Close ups of chamoise making the riders look like they just took 5 pound dumps.

http://vimeo.com/81527602

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Old 11-16-14, 04:52 PM
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Hello forum, long time reader, first time poster. I have made 3 purchases with Chain Reaction over the past year and could not be happier. A full 105 groupset arrived at my door 9 days after I ordered with everything packaged very well. Second order for SiDi CX shoes came in 11 days and an excellently packaged Ultegra wheelset arrived in 6! I only got hit for taxes by customs once with the shoes so I saved the taxable amount from the other 2 orders of around $900. It's hit & miss. Just gotta be lucky I guess.
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Old 12-03-14, 03:43 PM
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I found this cashback website ACTIVEJUNKY where you get additional discount cashback from some online bike retailers (Nashbar(6%),PerformanceBIke(2%),CompetitiveCyclist(11%),REI(6%),Backcountry(13%),TheClymb(11%), etc).

Just started using it last DEC 1 at SportsAuthority and UnderArmour. I wish I found about it earlier since I bought some stuff at Nashbar and TriVillage.



If you decide to sign up, please use my referral link ACTIVEJUNKY. I would appreciate it.

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Old 12-03-14, 04:42 PM
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Chain Reaction for Shimano stuff. Their pricing is at or near US wholesale prices. Ebay for a lot of stuff too...again you can find new parts st near US wholesale prices.
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Old 12-03-14, 06:29 PM
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Mostly chainlove.com and theclymb.com. More of an opportunistic buying experience, but has worked well enough for me.....
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