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Do you buy from CRC?

May 22, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
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Better place my brake pad order soon.

May 22, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

And so June 1 marks the end of me buying Shimano products.

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/embargo/

In my experience Jenson has been as cheap or cheaper than across the pond for quite sometime now.  No need to switch!

May 22, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
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Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: ReductiMat

And so June 1 marks the end of me buying Shimano products.

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/embargo/

In my experience Jenson has been as cheap or cheaper than across the pond for quite sometime now.  No need to switch!

A pair of complete Saint brakes is $370 USD from Jensen whereas the same pair from Bike-Components.de is $350 CAD...

May 22, 2019, 1:51 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: ReductiMat

And so June 1 marks the end of me buying Shimano products.

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/embargo/

In my experience Jenson has been as cheap or cheaper than across the pond for quite sometime now.  No need to switch!

A pair of complete Saint brakes is $370 USD from Jensen whereas the same pair from Bike-Components.de is $350 CAD...

An 11 speed XTR rear derailleur is $201 CDN from Jenson, whereas the same mech from Bike-Components.de is $212 CDN.  Not everything will be better I agree, but they arent as far off on most things as you would think.

May 22, 2019, 2:33 p.m.
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That makes no sense.  You'd think if Saint stuff was 70% more expensive all their other lines would too.

This industry is a mess.

May 22, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
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The only thing that will cure t is even more SKUs.

May 27, 2019, 12:33 p.m.
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Hmmm fack, sucks to see, hopefully cheap tires from Germany continue to be a thing. Debating grabbing some Saints or Zees from b-d this week now.

May 29, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
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Seems you can no longer get Five Tens from CRC also. Is this industry clamp down?


 Last edited by: Kieran on May 29, 2019, 12:20 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 29, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
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BUY NOW OR FOREVER BE PRICED OUT OF THE MARKET!!!1!1!1!1!!1!1!

May 30, 2019, 3:42 a.m.
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Posted by: grambo

Hmmm fack, sucks to see, hopefully cheap tires from Germany continue to be a thing. Debating grabbing some Saints or Zees from b-d this week now.

and maguras

July 17, 2019, 12:30 a.m.
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Looks like e-Bay is now the seller of SRAM and Shimano parts.

July 17, 2019, 10:44 a.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

Looks like e-Bay is now the seller of SRAM and Shimano parts.

Oops, could've saved $70ish on my XT 4-piston brakes from China/HK sellers it seems. Good to know for the future. 

Funny enough I was just able to get a bunch of Fox 36 volume spacers from a UK bike shop on eBay cheaper/faster than dealing with Dunbar/Fox Canada.

July 17, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
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Even if Dunbar has something in stock I’ve been able to get a part online faster. If it’s not on the shop floor, it seems there’s a ~50% they can locate it for you.

I now prefer to just wait until I’m in whistler, go to Evolution, and bring enough stuff to install in the parking lot if I can’t order something to Canada.

July 18, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
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That's been my experience with Dunbar in the past ("ordering" it from LTP and then it never showing up, never calling me to tell me that, or it does show up a month later but never calling me to tell me it has arrived) but they have a new CMS/POS system and were actually able to get me an e13 part from LTP in Ontario in a week and called me when it showed up -- faster/cheaper than it would've been to order online so props to them on that. I do like all the support they give for DH racing and the fact they stock DH bikes in the store so I try to buy random stuff from them when I need it, gloves, sealant etc.

The Fox 36 spacer issue is actually Fox Canada, they emailed me back to say it's at least a month before another order comes in so it will be very hard to find them locally.


 Last edited by: grambo on July 18, 2019, 11:34 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Oct. 6, 2020, 1:57 p.m.
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GST/PST/HST all on imported new bike frame? Or should I visit the man?

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