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Anyone order from tbsbikeparts.com?

May 31, 2014, 10:21 p.m.
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Has anyone ordered from tbsbikeparts.com? My buddy is looking at ordering a set of xt brakes from them but neither of us has had any dealings with them. Any experiences would be greatly appreciated.

total scam. he put food before beer.

May 31, 2014, 10:34 p.m.
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i ordered a set of brakes from them a while back. package arrived quickly and contained everything i expected. no complaints

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

June 1, 2014, 6:49 a.m.
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Yes, a couple of orders now and they have been awesome. Good prices and quick shipping.

June 1, 2014, 8:47 a.m.
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same as above, great price, located in BC and super fast shipping

June 1, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
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Never ordered from them but it's owned/operated by a friend of a friend so I'd say should be no probs with ordering from them. If there is, I'll find their home address for you…

I ride bikes, when I can.

June 1, 2014, 10 a.m.
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Wow, looking at their Shimano prices, they're either grey-marketing stuff, or making very little margin. I had previously assumed they were a Kelowna brick [HTML_REMOVED] mortar selling online, but now I'm guessing they're online only…

June 1, 2014, 11:35 a.m.
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I've ordered a few things from them. Fast delivery. Both were new OEM parts (Cassette and Derailleur)

June 1, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
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fascinating, 7 posts in and no one wants to save the lbs.

MTB-Freeride.TV

June 1, 2014, 3:59 p.m.
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fascinating, 7 posts in and no one wants to save the lbs.

Technically, if you live in Kelowna, they are an lbs…

And consider Dunbar who also sells online, that's an lbs if you live in Vancouver.

And both may offer product not accessible easily for people who have to travel to their dbs (distant bike store).

More local than CRC at least.

And I see we have new rules defining local produce designations, if we apply this rule, then TBS would be "local" too.

Mind you I just bought my new Blackspire chain ring from my lbs - and it was well worth it!

June 1, 2014, 4:57 p.m.
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Shimano prices less than dealer cost! Not sure how that works but its interesting.

June 1, 2014, 5:26 p.m.
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fascinating, 7 posts in and no one wants to save the lbs.

I do what I can to support my local bike shops. Just ordered a frame through one instead of going online.

Having said that I've had lots of bad experiences trying to get what I want unless it's in the shop when I ask for it.

So I tend to do special orders online and grab what I can from items stocked by my LBS.

June 2, 2014, 1:45 a.m.
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95% of my bike related purchases is LBS…4% used market…and exactly one time, online. It was in fact TBS out of K-Town…a higher end product with a typically high price tag…they slayed and delivered.
It still bothers me tho…

June 2, 2014, 8:01 a.m.
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Joined: April 2, 2005

so a local business that only ships online is not a local bike shop? now it's getting complicated…

MTB-Freeride.TV

June 2, 2014, 9:07 a.m.
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It's grey market stuff for sure, but it's usually a pretty freaking good deal. It's not like you're buying stolen goods.

June 2, 2014, 9:28 p.m.
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I find it hard to pass up on their tires… Minion DHF 3C for $69 a piece and at my door the next day or two. Not dealing with shipping from a different country is pretty nice.

australia was actually founded by criminals and its original purpose was for england to send over its criminals so the brits wouldnt have to deal with them in England, minding this was over 100 yrs ago.

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