Pinkbike Poll: What Bike Parts Are You Having Trouble Finding?

Feb 19, 2021
by Daniel Sapp  

We're a year into our new pandemic lifestyles and there seems to be no end in sight to shortages with bike parts. While new bikes and gear are still launching on a fairly consistent schedule, certain parts are delayed for unknown periods of time, potentially all the way into 2022.

Retailers are having trouble filling the shelves, and with more people than ever riding, service parts are only going to be more in demand as time moves on.

What parts have you struggled to find? What's the furthest out you've heard of something being available? Have you purchased something else because you couldn't find what you originally wanted? Have you missed riding because you can't find parts to make your bike work? Let us know below.

What bike part can't you currently get that you want or need?


When is the longest you've heard of a part being delayed?








316 Comments

  • 169 0
 Free DH bikes are hard to come by. Let’s Improve that
  • 40 2
 Just waiting for Scott to release a new bike so I can say it looks like a Session... worked for some lucky bloke!
  • 27 4
 Come to Portland. All the homeless are getting free DH and enduro rigs. Pretty sweet deal.
  • 6 1
 @LOTCP: Same here in Kelowna. Rollin on bikes most here with jobs can’t afford. Brutal...
  • 22 6
 @LOTCP: Come to Portland. Said no one ever...
  • 19 13
 @TW80: I left years ago. place is a distopian shithole of virtue signalling shitwads with nothing but pitchouli in their hair and a desire to tell you what to do, and what pronoun to use. f*ck that place. the only redeeming quality it has is the beer.
  • 4 0
 @conoat: they had good food too
  • 5 0
 @RusMan: "had" is the key word here...
  • 5 0
 @pnwpedal: the death of Pok Pok will never be forgiven!
  • 2 0
 @TW80: I want to move to Squamish!
  • 1 0
 @conoat: would rather be there than where you are now !
  • 1 0
 @Lokirides: It looks like a session
  • 1 0
 @LOTCP: Can't when you've already gentrified the place to death.
  • 1 0
 @LOTCP: whats happening?
  • 1 0
 @HarrDog: bike theft. That's what's happening.
  • 1 0
 @conoat: So true.
  • 132 4
 Child care... I haven't ridden as much in the past 12 mos, because of the guilt of putting both kids with the wife for 4+ hours.
  • 46 4
 I’m v lucky as my wife sees that I need to mtb otherwise I would be very depressed. She’s amazing, the only way she could improve would be into mtb herself!
  • 12 2
 Yep. So fat.
  • 28 2
 I feel no remorse doing so. Weekend bike trips too, leaving 3 kids with the wife. This favor is of course returned, and that's the key.
  • 20 1
 @Richt2000: Similar situation, super lucky here - MTB is a significant contributor to my happiness and I think my wife saw that when we were dating. She saw how much it loved it and took up the sport before we were married. She loves mountain biking now after 5 years of trailriding. She's even a little bit more daring than I expected, sometimes making me wince watching her barrel toward tech obstacles I didn't expect her to clear Wink

With 1 kid now she and I make efforts to support each other's hobbies, making sure each of us gets our hours in after work. Mountain biking has been a lifesaver especially amidst the pandemic.
  • 16 1
 Wow, you guys are lucky. 4 hours? WTF. I haven't ridden more than 2 hours a week in the last 3 years since I had a kid. Luckily trails are all within a 20 minute ride, so I don't waste time in a car.
  • 5 1
 @djpaulyd: find yourself a baby sitter, nanny, anything lol.
  • 16 0
 Leave before dawn when its dark and everyone is still asleep. The guilt trip when I return is a small price to pay Razz
  • 10 0
 @djpaulyd: You need lights, go riding after the kids are in bed.
  • 10 0
 That's why I ride at 5am. How bad do you want it? Lol
  • 3 0
 one of the blessings of having one kid. tradesies.
  • 12 4
 Chloroform, my dude.
  • 3 0
 @Richt2000: My wife is similar and I agree, we are very lucky.
  • 8 3
 I've been riding more just to get away from the wife and kids!
  • 3 0
 We take turns. If I ride today, then tomorrow it's Wifey's turn. If you skip your turn because of bad weather or lack of motivation then you better have some good bargaining chips or you wait until it's your turn again.
  • 5 0
 I bike at night when our kid is in bed. That way no one has to sacrifice their free time. My doorstep is basically the trail head tho, so that helps.
  • 3 0
 @b-miscreant: I came up with the new dads riding club. The wives thought it was male bonding and it was deserved. We were just banging out laps.
  • 1 0
 @Richt2000: amen for wonderful women. I’m in the same boat! Life savers they are!
  • 4 0
 @chrod: yep, same here. 3 kids and I ride easily 10 hours a week, more much of the time. The key is the wife needs to have a hobby away from the house as well. She would get a little miffed before she found her “out of the house” hobby but now we routinely switch so we can both enjoy our hobbies and fitness. I usually try to get my rides in early AM to minimize the damage, but it’s not always possible and she gets that. A 5 hour Saturday ride that starts at 5am still leaves most of the day for family bonding and hockey games. Her hobbies (women’s beer league hockey) and training sessions tend to happen in the evening so it balances out well. It also helps that my kids are FINALLY old enough to be home alone for a few hours.
  • 4 0
 @Richt2000: Can't tell if you're saying it would be an improvement if she got into mountain biking herself or if she turned literally into a mountain bike. Both are good answers
  • 1 0
 that guilt will kill you before your time! if hours away are reasonable, anyone will understand
  • 1 0
 @Chief2slo: wise words here: hobby away from house. Keep livin' the good life!
  • 4 0
 @djpaulyd: Burley trailer. Took my son in one from 1-4. Made me much faster when no trailer. We then rode a tandem for a few years with a kid’s stoker kit. Next time someone says their 435mm stays make their bike too long for switchbacks, imagine what they feel like with 1200mm stays. Makes everything else turn fast.
  • 1 0
 If a wife or husband can’t cope with two kids while the other leaves the house for fours hours then .......... stay in , shxg and have another !
  • 2 0
 @Matt115lamb: can confirm that 3 is substantially more work than 2!
  • 6 0
 @Chief2slo: And I can confirm that 2 is substantially more work than none!
  • 2 0
 Child care? Thats not what school is for.
  • 2 0
 @Richt2000: hang in there. it took a while for me to get her into riding. now we go everywhere. she does prefer lift access and we are in our mid 50`s. and she can hold her own. start her on easy trails and maybe a few womens clinics. good luck brother
  • 1 0
 @jgainey: what afterschool programs are for. In the case of hot teachers, after-after school.
  • 3 0
 @Richt2000: careful what you ask for! it's neat having a wife that rides and all, but at somepoint, it will really start hampering your ability to ride with the guys. she will start always wanting to come with, get butthurt when you want to go on a boys trip, etc.

I am not even saying it's a net negative, because it isn't. but it's definitely something that comes up.
  • 67 0
 This whole lack of availability thing is saving me so much money! I usually throw $ at the shiny because of bad GAS [Gear Acquisition Syndrome], but I've had to go cold turkey since November or something. I'm looking at the end of March for my next re-up, and my credit cards are all paid off. WTAF.
  • 45 0
 Seriously!? Who even knew that credit scores scores go up?
  • 40 0
 @cactuspunch: they score our credit??
  • 7 3
 @cactuspunch: funny enough, totally paid of CC may result in credit score going DOWN, ask me how I know. They need to be used and credit needs to be routinely cycled or you'll find your score dropping.
  • 9 0
 @RadBartTaylor: We lived in the States for three years and were amazed at the importance put on credit and the score. For example, several companies refused to hire us a car (we sold ours just before we left) because we had no score because we had never needed credit, even though we had more than enough in the bank to buy the cars we were wanting to hire. In the end, one company treated us as 'tourists' to get us a car.
  • 17 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Santa Cruz really puttin the CC in their bikes for Credit Card
  • 5 0
 @ybsurf: i thought lower number = faster
Dammit
  • 4 0
 @fruitsd79: yeah, it's like golf! Lower? I win!
  • 2 1
 @RadBartTaylor: it’s all about long term loans. Auto, mortgage, stuff like that raises the score. THEN having zero CC balance will help. It’s a huge racket!
  • 54 0
 All the parts
  • 9 3
 yo your hydras on my revel wheelset have been absolutely MINT, thanks gents
  • 2 0
 I had some I9 hubs on order through a builder this summer and after a month there was still no estimated delivery date. I didn't own any other 26" wheels, so the bike was out-of-commission. I cancelled the order and bought some XT hubs instead. To be fair, I really didn't need Hydras on my DJ, but I sure wanted them!
  • 1 1
 @TBaldwin90: oh god you didnt get the new xt hub did you? We haven't had one leave the shop that hasnt failed yet D:
  • 1 0
 @butters1996: Oh no, i just built up a wheelset with a pair Frown
  • 1 1
 @butters1996: haha, no this was an older version, from the Shimano-is-bombproof era. I needed a qr with an HG freehub and to match the 15x100 front because for whatever reason, the Pike DJ isn't boost
  • 52 22
 One thing that has always driven me insane are the lack of derailleur parts in shops. A lot of the time they will push you to buy a whole new derailleur when all that you really need are some cage plates! Wish more shops and websites would stock them...
  • 22 54
flag philneuve (Feb 19, 2021 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 Find better shops....
  • 14 4
 @philneuve: you nailed him there
  • 119 1
 Unfortunately replacing a derailleur outright will almost always be less costly for both you and the shop for a few of reasons:
1. Every derailleur uses different parts and that ties up money in SKUs that you now have to keep track of just in case. Complete derailleurs on the other hand always sell, one way or another.
2. If you don't keep those parts in stock you have to track them down. That requires some looking up, cross referencing, hoping the parts are correct since suppliers don't bother with product pictures or descriptions for small parts, storing the bike while the parts ship, etc. which all tie up resources and reduce margins to a point that the shop loses money by conducting the repair.
3. You can't verify that it's just the cages that are damaged until after you go through the trouble of replacing them. If it turns out something else is tweaked that's lost time and money when now you have to replace the whole thing anyway as well as remove the unused cages and place them back inventory. From experience it is very likely not just the cage.
  • 45 1
 That is the least useful part a bike shop could carry when there is so little cross compatibility and models change every two years.
  • 15 0
 @nouseforaname: very good point. Inventory is an investment that shops need to make, and if it doesn't get sold w/in 18 months its value probably halves, and after 30 months its probably worthless. Its really hard to run a small business, especially one that requires stocking inventory.
  • 1 0
 @philneuve: they are all empty here
  • 7 0
 I hope this is sarcasm. My internet sarcasm device is waiting on parts.
  • 17 0
 I keep all my trashed derailleurs for parts, saved me having to buy a new derailleur a couple of times now
  • 1 0
 @Cboffa : so manyo different options, poor sales numbers, one day delivery time from Shimano and Sram: here's why bikes shops hardly stock these.
  • 8 2
 @fullfacemike: The shop doesn't have to have them in stock. Instead of selling you a new derailleur, the store, any good store, will say "let me order that up for you." Too many parts going into the garbage and less and less people willing to actually repair anything.
  • 6 0
 @philneuve: And you say 'wow that's expensive, I can get it from jenson/wherever for less if I'm going to have to order it' and the shop gets nothing. #1 complaint about bricks and mortar vs online order. If you have to order it, it's usually cheaper (and often faster) to order online.
  • 1 0
 @jaytdubs: I bet there is no more than 5% of LBS that runs their inventory on a depreciating basis like that - even though it's true. Inventory 'value' is what keeps the debts serviceable, writing off 50% of inventory value after 18 months would bankrupt most bike shops I think. Poor purchasing decisions and poor stock turn are rampant in the bike industry. When Raceface was declared bankrupt, the creditors discovered that they had been assigning a $ value to the instruction sheets for headsets from years ago story I heard from a credible source that illustrates this nicely.
  • 7 0
 @philneuve: Believe me when I say I'm super bummed when we throw away repairable parts but I'm even more bummed when we go out of business thanks to death by a thousand cuts.
  • 4 2
 "I need to replace my deraileure cage."
"Oh sorry we dont sell those."
"OK sell me a new deraileure plez."
"Oh sorry your groupset went obsolete 5 mins ago, lolz"
  • 1 0
 @jaytdubs: True. My LBS used to keep a lot of parts in stock 20 years ago, but since there are so many different brands parts on so many different bikes, the investment to keep parts on hand would be prohibitive.
  • 4 0
 @fullfacemike: As a basic tech in a shop but with former distribution warehouse/inventory experience, all this. Anything that involves diagnostic/testing time or a customer diagnosis is sure to cost way more than anyone thinks. If a shop values it's time and/or the shop only has limited manpower, using it on an iffy derailleur repair and then charging the customer appropriately for the labour time is generally a lose-lose.

Of course I can't say for certain but I'd bet everyone who laments no derailleur parts in stock at a shop isn't going to pay them to fix the derailleur anyway. They just want the part(s) to do the fix themselves. In my time in shops I've never had either a beginner/unknowing or an experienced rider ask for any derailleur part besides guide/tension pulley wheels. Hangers on the other hand, oy vay....
  • 3 0
 I think we can give shops a pass on not carrying derailleur PARTS lol. Yeah so weird how they "push" you to buy a new derailleur when yours is broken... those dirty bastards.
  • 3 0
 @iammarkstewart: it's true. DIYers present the additional problem of bringing you the wrong part number often enough that you always have to double check them. Now you either have a ten minute conversation about the cage in question and still go do all the work yourself, say no outright, skip the double check and have a significant likelihood of it being the wrong part, or go straight to, "I'll order the exact part you're asking for but no returns." All of these are varying degrees of losing propositions.
  • 31 1
 Can't for the life of me find a frame for my Grim Donut build Frown
  • 22 1
 26 inch wheels.
  • 18 1
 Yep and forks with straight steerers. The hell is going on?
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: -I holding on to my reba till they become "retro"
  • 5 0
 This! Been trying to rebuild some of my older bikes as a quarantine/winter project. Really hard to find good parts for 26 inch bikes. Even my favorite tire manufacturer has given up...
  • 2 0
 I gave up this summer and ended up building up a set. I couldn't find any in stock anywhere!
  • 2 0
 Local shop said 26” tires and tubes were the hardest thing to get as old bikes were pulled out of the garage.
  • 3 0
 @carym: this is annoying, because I can't in all consciousness buy a new bike until this one snaps or is stolen. And neither seem imminent.
  • 3 0
 @BenPea:
Shoot me your address and I will see if if I can help you out ;-)
  • 14 0
 I think chainrings should be on the list. I'm pulling together a couple bikes at the moment and Shimano DM rings have been hard to come by. Chains are by far the worst tho.

Word to the wise. If you're gonna need a wear and tear part this season, get it now (or start looking). Things are not gonna be better when spring hits.
  • 4 0
 Oh dear. I need to replace the chain on one of my bikes. I better get onto it. I might end up reusing an old chain if it is less worn than the current one. I've been waiting on a XT brake lever for a few months now. Lucky I could bend the old one back to close enough and it hasn't snapped on me yet. I'm about to warranty a guide ultimate lever too, sticking when it warms up. I wonder how long that will take.
  • 4 0
 I ordered an entire extra drivetrain, because I really don't want to be stuck unable to ride if I break something. Stocked up on all the disposable bits like brake pads and tires too. Fingers crossed for a great season?
  • 18 0
 Hey there! We have plenty of Shimano DM rings in stock right now. Round, Oval and multiple different colours and tooth counts.

www.blackspire.com/product-category/chainrings/direct-mount/shimano-dm

Take a look!
  • 2 0
 I picked up some from aliexpress. They work.
  • 1 0
 Check put North Shore Billet
  • 1 0
 @Blackspire-Super-Components: 36th oval snaggletooth in Purple Plez!" Great chain rings
  • 1 0
 As Blacksipre say, check out the smaller guys - Superstar, Works Comp, Absolute Black, Blackspire, NSB, Burgtec, Wolf Tooth, etc etc.. Should be able to find whats you need from one of them.
  • 1 0
 Sorry, post in error.
  • 14 0
 Brake pads are in the poll twice. I see this as a chance for some smaller companies to get a chance in the consumer eye. Both for bike and component manufacturers.
  • 10 0
 Maybe they're in once for each side?

Stock shortages are also driving up prices, too. Here in the UK, at least, that coupled with Brexit has meant some components have gone up by a huge percentage. I tried to buy some sintered Saint brake pads (one left, one right FYI) today but they now retail at £44.99. I nearly fell over. $125 to replace front and rear pads?!
  • 2 1
 Front brake. Rear brake.
  • 20 0
 Let us know if you're looking for brake pads!!!!!
  • 2 0
 @Linkpin: I don't know about driving up prices, but there's certainly not much out there discounted. £60 tyres seen to be the norm right now for anything you'd actually want at this time of year.
  • 3 0
 @Linkpin: just keep off the brakes man
  • 3 0
 @Linkpin: maybe try sticking some rubber the the old brake pads that are worn out, sure that will work.
Or when you need to stop jam your foot in the crown of the fork
  • 2 0
 @galferusa:
I'm looking for brake pads...
  • 2 0
 @mountainsofsussex: Yeah, RRP of £70 for the Shorty now. Absolute madness.

I agree about the lack of discounts - maybe we got too used to that - but people I know who run bike shops tell me that their prices from distributors are shooting up too.
  • 1 0
 Bought spare pads, pre season (in Canada)
  • 2 0
 Here here. We are working hard to stay on top of inventory for the season and signing new shops up daily.
  • 2 0
 @galferusa: I love your pads and rotors. You guys helped me out in MX and I carried that over to MTB. The softer compound is awesome. I’ve had a really hard time finding shimano pads though. Who has them in stock?
  • 1 0
 V brake and hydraulic
  • 1 0
 @txcx166: It's always great hearing about customers coming from a MX background! BTI is our largest distributor, your local bike shop should be able to order them there. Of course your local shop can always become a dealer for Galfer USA or you can buy direct from us as well! Happy Trails
  • 1 0
 @galferusa: MTX braking messaged me and had them in stock. Thanks for the reply!
  • 13 0
 My wife always called me a crazy bike part hoarder person before COVID. Haha just kidding she still says that.
  • 11 0
 On the other hand, with parts being more scarce I sold my take off SX drivetrain and didn’t even have to pay anyone to take it from me
  • 9 1
 Pinkbike is low key gathering data to Amazon all of their advertisers with these polls. What was the last component you purchased? What is the next component you intend to purchase? How much money do you have on you right now?
  • 3 0
 Oh they for sure sell the data from these polls. What brand do you have? What brand do you want? We’re looking in your garage, did you just lie to us?
  • 11 1
 Does anybody know why tf it's so hard to find a single crown bike with 27.5 wheels, more that 160mm travel, and under 2500?
  • 7 0
 Because.
  • 16 0
 It's the 29r conspiracy finally getting exposed due to the 5g Covid!
  • 6 0
 @nouseforaname: I just don't want a 29er
  • 5 0
 Because those that need smaller wheels and more travel don’t spend nearly as much $ as those that don’t. 50:01 aren’t running bolt-on tube holders or $400 derailleur cages.
  • 2 0
 I bought my Mega 275 precovid 2200 to my door. Never will we see deals like this again.
  • 1 0
 In general or currently in stock? Got my 27.5 YT Capra (180mm f&r) in August 2020, just under $2500 after shipping and tax. I definitely got lucky on the stock situation though.
  • 8 0
 Composite flat pedals. It's like there is only one factory, and they stopped making them for everyone...
  • 2 0
 Really? I just bought a pair a week ago.
  • 1 2
 Raceface Chesters are in stock at the first 5 sites I just looked at. Is there a specific brand/color pedal you are having trouble finding?
  • 6 1
 Just bought a pair of One up Composites. Delivery was quick. Excellent pedals, excellent price, excellent company.
  • 2 0
 @norcobikesnorthshore: lol clicked on your link... clicked on one upncomposit pedals, and they are out of stock
  • 1 0
 Local shops have not been able to get plain black Kona, RaceFace, or OneUp composite/nylon pedals. Seems that there are still purple, green, etc. left in the warehouses.

Alloy pedals seem easier to get.
  • 2 0
 Our shop is loaded with composiote flats. Crank Bros, Issi and Deuty. Hollar if you need some.
  • 4 0
 My local bike shop isn't selling barbs and olives because they are so short right now. They will still switch your brakes around if you bring the bike in so it's not keeping me from riding but I'd much rather just do it myself.
  • 1 0
 I've always found that to be an issue. I just ordered a bunch cheap on Amazon. That'll learn ya! I just bought used bike with several inches of extra brake hose front and rear. That drives me bananas.
  • 4 0
 I’m a cheapskate and get most of my parts used or as take-offs. With a little patience and searching I’ve been able to find everything I need. I built up a bike in the fall so it’s been a lot of stuff. Thank god for the pinkbike buy and sell!
  • 5 1
 Replacement brake levers (the whole unit) for Shimano brakes are like hens teeth. Part of the problem is the availability of Zee/Saint components is dropping quickly with the anticipation of a new system this year. Just release it already!
  • 1 0
 This. Had to buy a whole brake just to get the new lever (master cylinder died after 9 months... not happy!)
  • 1 0
 Rewlly? Casue a shot ton just landed a few weeks ago and everyone has Saint and ZEE. Not sure where you looked
  • 3 0
 Right now we’re under so much snow. But here’s somthing we need to bring up. Santa’s Cruz. Love them so much. But my rep told me the day after the v10 MX came out that I could preorder. So I did. Then was told there not doing frame, now no bikes are a single (oct 2020). Then the nomad comes out with the site being shut down (for dealer ). Then I see all these people with the nomads. I think the reps need to talk to their complies. Cause this is bullshit when someone asks for a bike and we say sorry can’t help you then their buddy a few hours away is posting on is insta his new bike. This really grinds my gears
  • 3 0
 Santa Cruz bro deals are definitely abundant it seems...
  • 3 0
 Santa Cruz has done this forever. They give priority to their best dealers and will literally pull orders from a lesser dealer to fulfill a later order from a bigger dealer.
  • 2 0
 @bogey: Giant Australia stopped letting shops order bikes at all and just allocated a number of random bikes to each shop. Never know what you're gonna get
  • 1 1
 That’s bullshit. The dealer I worked at was the 1st dealer on the entire east coast. Think you should help them all out@bogey:
  • 1 1
 Yes and no. Some shops have wiggle room because of the margin and others won’t. Also the bro deal is pretty good for SC. But trek has the best deals by far (but who actually wants one?)@hiketobike:
  • 7 0
 I can't seem to find cheap parts, only overpriced ones
  • 5 0
 This. It's just as much a problem now to find parts on sale. Before the pandemic something was always on sale somewhere. Now almost everything that's decent is full price, same goes for used gear, prices have increased due to scarcity. Maybe holding onto those old Avid V-brakes was a good idea, now I could sell them for $5 lol.
  • 7 2
 SPARE PART BINS! Why don't shops do this any more? Random bolt sizes, derailleur parts, o-rings, old saddles. levers, clamps etc
  • 4 0
 my guess is storage space can be tight for a lot of shops, and they see more value in using that space for real inventory and not just old bins of spares to give away for free. Although I do see the value in holding on to rare or unavailable spares
  • 3 0
 couple of co-op bike shops in Van help out w this
  • 10 0
 Waste of time for shop staff to dig through an old parts bin for a customer that wants something for free.
  • 4 5
 @WavisOShea: That's a negative outlook when a rider is looking to keep on riding. A simple fix can go a long way towards a positive review of the shop or extra dollars to spend on merch at the store.
  • 1 0
 @WavisOShea: This. I know how much time I've used up trying to find ANY bolt to fit some 10 year old bike because the owner has principles and won't shell out for manufacturer x's kit. That's no one's fault, but yeah.

And @map-guy, I can also tell you the person looking for a free bolt isn't really hitting Google or coming back to buy anything if it isn't on a clearance rack.
  • 6 0
 flipping heck downhill trousers none of them
  • 1 0
 Lmao this was me looking for 32-34 and mediums, but just found some endura singletracks on evo.com and I’m a fan of them.
  • 1 0
 @bh406: yeh i kno
im looking at them rn
  • 2 0
 Was holding out for a Django, but after a long wait, settled on a Ripley AF that popped up as available the day after they were announced. Even there - wanted the Shimano model over the SRAM, but was willing to sacrifice to get on a new bike sooner. Came with way bigger/heavier tires that I needed and it was tough to find the ones I wanted in stock. But never kept me from riding.....
  • 2 0
 Scratched around for ages to try and find a specific deity stem, but managed to buy the last one from Australia (I’m in NZ) for an incoming bike. Waiting on said incoming 2021 bike from Norco, fingers crossed that arrives soon as I’ve already sold my previous bike... VHS chainstay guards are sold out, which is awesome for them! Will still order when they re-up stock.
  • 4 0
 Evo Cycles have VHS in stock.
  • 3 0
 I've got 1 left in stock. Wink
  • 2 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: awesome, thanks man!
  • 1 0
 Yeah we have good stock for now, so good to be supporting a local brand they've been epic to deal with really rooting for them. Out of Curiosity what Norco did you go for?
  • 1 0
 @EvoCycles: Sight A1. I had originally been wooed by all the hype on the Optic after a few weeks around Wanaka climbing for my dinner, but ultimately decided the Sight is the better one-bike solution for 440, Rotorua, down south etc. The Norco's are screamingly good value price for spec.

Will def head in and pick up a VHS this week.
  • 1 0
 @remote-local: how much did you pick up your Sight for?
  • 1 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: just the club price through 99bikes - $6400
  • 1 0
 @remote-local: yeah had seen that one. No size L in stock. Oh well back to the drawing board...
  • 1 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: I'm waiting on the stock to arrive, so they've 'reserved' a large from the impending shipment for me. Check out www.pushbikes.co.nz/products/norco-2021-sight-a1 - they're in chch, they still show a large as available to pre-order, and they're still optimistically stating February delivery on their website!
  • 1 0
 @remote-local: I'd easily pay $6,399 for one. $6,999 not so much, though maybe paying in cash might sing a nice discount price haha. Cheers for that though.
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 @streetkvnt-kvlt: give them a call man, and also 99. There’s stock coming in and pushbikes had pointy pricing on the Norco range last year. I reckon they’d match it for you. At 6400 it’s a pretty solid spec. And generally speaking I reckon it’s going to be an awesome bike!
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 @remote-local: you going for the 29 or 27.5 wheel? Either one will be a rad bike. I'm still tempted by the Shore though. On a sidenote, had ordered a Honzo ESD for big wheeled magic, but delays...
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 @streetkvnt-kvlt: ah delays... being at the edge of the world has its pros and cons! I’m going 29’er on the Sight.
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 I have had no issues with parts I have needed (chains, brake pads, tires). My issue is finding deals on things. A year ago I was gifted some Ultegra Di2 parts. At the time I said I would finish the year on the components are I was currently riding and swap in the Di2 over the winter. Well, back last spring I could find deals on all the remaining parts I needed...now, everything is full MSRP.
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 Trying to dream build a dirt jump bike from scratch this winter has been tough. I have been buying the parts I want slowly as they become available. 26” Blackwall tires seem like a treasure hunt but I won’t settle for skin walls because it throws the whole look off. Also anything from Hope is just a waiting game, 8-10 weeks for wheel build because hubs are back ordered, 12 weeks for just about all the rest of their stuff.

If I were willing to build the bike with whatever is available ot would probably be done by now but I had a specific parts list and color scheme in mind before I even bought the frame. I’ll be lucky to ride it before April and I bought the frame mid December.
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 Just ordered hubs from Profile Racing (awesome quality like Hope and i9) and they shipped in a week. Just sayin..
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 @filmdrew: Heh, I put Profile hubs on my DJ when I built it two years ago... Had to wait a few months because they were in production. Luck of the draw, I guess. But worth the wait.
  • 4 1
 Have been able to get complete Shimano 12 drivetrains for me and my g/f, but SLX cassettes, chains, and rear derailleurs instead of XT. But-30 seconds with a sharpie and I’m rocking a SEX rear derailleur!!
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 I was in the market for a new set of brakes. Didn't really want to backorder anything and have no idea when the parts would show up. Worldwide Cyclery had everything for a complete set of Maguar MT7s; rotors, adapters, the whole shooting match. While they weren't my first choice, I'm excited for an upgrade and to get everything quickly.
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 I guess its gonna come down to a "U PICKA PARTS" sign in front of my apartment.? . "Bike Boneyard"so to speak?.Pull out the welder,and grinder and make it happen."WARRANTY"??? OH,WAIT!---- UH,NO! As for shipping and supply in demand is getting slim.
Is there a forum page on here for that?
Just trying to make humor of this whole pandemic.LOL!
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 There is no 26" parts option! Im still attempting to maintain 6 26" bikes and its become a complete joke really
Second hand prices have gone through the roof as a result.
  • 2 0
 I bought a bunch of spares March 2020 for some projects I never had time to get to. Add that to my usual hoard of spares and I'm doing well. The beauty of owning 9 or 10 bikes is that I can always find something to ride!
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 for Question 1 and 2, there is no option for "I can still get any part I want" and "there have been no delays/or try the other bike shop because they have it"
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 Been trying to get parts for the mountain bike and road bike. In the last few months I've either struggled to get or can't get: Shimano road brake hose kits, SRAM code sintered pads, 105 hydraulic levers, 140mm centrelock discs, any of: Shorty maxxgrip, hillbilly, ultra soft Mary, Conti Baron. LBS says hillbillies will be in mid summer! They said they've sold only 4 stumpjumpers since they were launched when they could have sold 20 due to no stock. Apparently lots of bikes stuck in shipping containers in port with wrong paperwork.
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 A fork that doesn't creak
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 Was looking for a 51t cassette, settled for 45t. But that's it. 25 weeks was the lead time for the 51t, which is crazy but I found what I needed.

Complete bike lead times of 1 year plus are a bummer, but if you're confident in building from a frame up and are willing to compromise slightly on components (or frame) you'll probably still be able to get a sweet ride, it just won't be exactly the ride you anticipated in 2019.
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 BMX parts are harder and harder to find. Most local shops have little to nothing in stock. Try to buy direct and most companies are out too. S&M is sold out of basically everything. Not long ago you could get on Profiles website and get older style sprockets on the cheap. Now they’re all sold out and sprockets that were $30 a few months ago are being reposted for $150.
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 Meanwhile bmx race parts used market is dead.
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 Supply chain in many sectors is totally screwed up just now with prices on the increase.
One of the big issues is that there are only so many containers for shipping in the world and covid stuff is taking priority.
Working in R&D and with supply chain the world is a crazy place just now.
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 Between local shops, a friend's shop an hour away, and the good old interwebs, I have had zero issue finding the parts I need. I did end up with a different color chainring than I wanted because I wanted it same day and my friend had it in stock. #firstworldproblems
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 Leatt Enduro helmets out of stock in SA. Only coming in April / May (Need one after a big crash this past weekend. One round of plastic surgery in a year is enough)

Maxxis tires are pretty scarce for some models.

DT Swiss wheel parts are a struggle. Been waiting for star ratchet upgrade parts for months now
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 So far I've been pretty lucky finding new parts. Sometimes paying more than usual, like everyone else is saying. But I've got a 2002ish Brodie Evolution hardtail that's a few parts short of making a pumptrack bike. I want a shorter fork for it, a new bottom bracket, faster rolling tires, and a few other little things. Stubbornly resisting paying full price on parts for a bike that I don't know how often I'll ride!

Normally I'd just buy an old dirt jumper for $150 and scavenge what's needed. But now, you can hardly find a decent bike under $500. If so, they sell in 20 minutes. Every time a decent 1-1/8" fork pops up for sale it's overpriced or gone before I can get there. I'm actually reading 15-year-old forum threads on how to lower a Marzocchi 66.
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 I'm in a similar boat looking to fix or replace the elastomer (ughh!) Manitou fork in my 2002 Brodie Kinetic! I put slicks on it and use it as a pathway bike now, but if I could get a decent sus. fork, I'd still ride some MTB with it, just for old times sake
  • 2 0
 Ironically the shop in the picture, Trailhead Cyclery in Cupertino CA, is pretty well stocked. That said, I did wait almost 5 months for my Enduro frame.
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 Haha trailhead is my favorite bike shop
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 Shimano pads and Shimano chains have been the hardest to find, but it didn't take all that much effort. I think I'm stocked up for the season.
  • 4 0
 We still have a great selection of Shmano chains and brake pads in stock www.norconorthshore.com
  • 2 0
 I did 2 complete covid builds. No problem. Hunting down parts was actual fun. Hardest part was a New 2019 Nomad AL frame. a few 1000 miles away to obtain that one
  • 2 0
 Any fork service parts (e.g. foam rings, seals, oil, etc)... it's almost like they want to do the service themselves on your suspension?
  • 1 0
 I'm a 170mm boost shimano crank short of my squishy bike rebuild. All the old parts went on a hardtail build so I have been fortunate to not miss any rides and not destroy my pivot bearings again. Miss that squish tho.
  • 1 0
 Sold my moto last month and bought a second bike off the PinkBike classifieds. Woke up one morning with fear that my primary bike was gonna blow up and I'd miss all summer of riding.
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 Who actually moves forward with the purchase of a bike (when it’s not custom) when being told it’s a year out... I’m good bro thanks. And I don’t know who you all deal with but I’m not having any problem finding parts. Shit, I have eagle drivetrains, new brakes, droppers and all kinds of shit just lying around.
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 All the parts. Missed 7 weeks to broken shock. Another 10 weeks for broken pivot bolt, another 13 weeks for broken shock on different bike. Has been rough but things fixed again and looking hopeful for a good year of riding.
  • 1 0
 Shifters, trying to find bar clamp 11speed XTR shifter for nearly a year. Had to settle for second hand XT. New XT cranks in required standards, same for dropper post. Rocking horse poop in the size I need
  • 3 0
 Shout out to TBS bike parts! I ordered XT groupo and a Maxxis DH tires late Wednesday night and it showed up today!!
  • 4 1
 It's getting harder and harder to find 26'' wheels. But I don't think it's the pandemic causing the shortage
  • 1 0
 SRAM shifter paddle for AXS are hard to find and even harder to find in Australia as international sellers aren't allowed to ship them here... our local distributor has none in stock.
  • 4 0
 Trail Head Cyclery in the house! Great shop!
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 Yeyeye! +1. Great shop!

Just got some Quadiems from them after waiting about 4wks.
  • 1 0
 Waited several months for my Marin . Got the bike now waiting for my 100% helmet, Ordered both late Sep , early Oct. Last visit to the bike shop. They said they have not received any 2021 100% products.
  • 1 0
 Ordered a Giant from a LBS in early November. I had it by early December. The manufacture date on the frame was mid October. I was very impressed that a bike made in Taiwan was on the east coast in around 6 weeks.
  • 1 0
 I've got a marzocchi moto shock that onestly I don't know if you can get any spare parts for servicing it any more at all in europe???? Therefore I 've ridden my other bikes more ????
  • 1 0
 I needed a new upper shock mount bolt late last year and it was quicker to import it from the UK than to wait for the Australian distributor to get around to it. Also having trouble getting Michelin tyres... for my car.
  • 1 0
 yea since I'm old and a bit of a packrat, I have a couple bikes of parts stashed away in the garage and I keep inventory. Plus several sets of consumables like rotors pads tires stans cables. I'm sure we'll use it.
  • 1 0
 I've been waiting for a chainstay from Rocky Mountain since June. Missed a whole season of riding and then get radio silence when I try to contact them to find out where it is. Definitely won't be buying a RM again.
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 Also if anybody knows of one of those I will gladly take it especially if it comes with a dropper.
  • 1 0
 Have been able to get RockShox suspension service kits, Shimano brake set, SRAM chain ring, chain, and cassette from LBS here in Colorado.
  • 3 0
 Finding it hard to find the cash to pay for new parts.
  • 3 0
 An affordable 27.5 frame has been hard to find for the last 7 years.
  • 1 0
 Polygon siskiu. Good luck finding one now though.
  • 1 0
 Waiting on a Pinion gearbox and accessories. To be honest, the wait since I ordered hasn’t been horrible, FedEx has had the most delays of the whole system.
  • 2 0
 I have build 3 bikes in the past 6 months, other than the frame haven't had any issues with getting parts.
  • 1 0
 Brakes... Even used ones that fit what I'm looking for (4 pot front, 2 pot rear) and at a reasonable price at that. Here's hoping tax season is good to me...)
  • 1 0
 i just got spooked into ordering from jenson a cassette, chain and ring. Top dollar too, in 6yrs of keeping my Kona on the trail, it's the 1st time the parts cost me msrp.
  • 1 0
 2021 is going to be scarry! Wheel parts are already in short supply with long lead times and I hear it's just going to get worse.
  • 1 0
 Ordered a Honzo ESD last year. If I'm lucky it'll arrive just as the 2022 version is announced.

Also Shimano SLX 4 piston brakes.

Yo what up AliExpress?
  • 3 0
 Wheres the 26in mtb option. O wait they killed it.
  • 2 0
 Working at a shop, I say all of the above.. It's been crazy.. Extra hard for anything Shimano..
  • 1 0
 Bought a Thomson dropper post, it was extremely expensive, and it broke, and they haven't got back to me for like a few months.
  • 1 0
 Yeah I can't ride right now because my new Enduro should ship around April but that's because my dumb ass sold the old bike last year
  • 1 0
 Money... Also, wanted to get MicroShift abv. X, but it's 13 weeks delivery. Don't have that much time. Probably going to get shimano 12s
  • 2 0
 SPOKES! I build wheels and I'm sitting on thousands in hub and rim inventory due to the spoke shortage.
  • 2 0
 I would like assure the commenters on PB that bike shops are sad they cant acquire the things that keep the business open
  • 1 0
 This article scared me into finding and ordering an X01 12-spd chain. It took about 25 seconds but was $60 or full price.

Maybe I just got lucky.
  • 1 0
 i'm missing riding because working too much. besides that, i'm stacked for at least two seasons Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Almost impossible to find Bikes and Shimano group sets, and composition pedals
  • 1 0
 missing out on riding due to lockdowns and no where in my local area to ride (unless i become a roadie) Frown
  • 2 0
 Just give in to the Lycra! It's all right when the sun's shining. Though as soon as it's dry enough or frozen enough, that skinny tyred bike doesn't get a look in! But, oh yeah, you'll be waiting till summer for the bike you want to be in stock...
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 @mountainsofsussex: ive had my bike 5 years not a clue what you're on about dude lol i just can't travel to my nearest forest as its not my local area due to the lockdowns.
  • 1 0
 And I should add, my bike shop has been able to service and order parts within a week, so no crazy delays.
  • 1 0
 Ive prepped for the summer and have extra front and rear brake pads, extra chain, and extra link kit just in case.
  • 2 0
 Can't find one up alloy peddles
  • 1 0
 @norcobikesnorthshore: well that is one way to get a sale
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 @norcobikesnorthshore: I dont know who is running your sales over there but kudos to getting in here first.
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 @norcobikesnorthshore: nah man I work in a bike shop I'm just waiting for bti to get some in so I can get my price on it
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 1/8th inch forks with 150mm and long steerer
26" wheels=any kind
26" tyres
  • 3 1
 Custom built wheels for 26” are able to be found pretty easy (unless the hubs you want are on back order like mine) I agree about the tires though. 26” tires for a DJ build are available but only if you want skinwalls. I can’t find solid black 26” tires without aggressive treads anywhere.
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 @Mattysville: kenda k-rad, small block 8, and Ikons are now available.
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 @filmdrew: ya thin tyres available but no gnarly ones
  • 1 0
 @madmon: Maxxis hookworms?
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 @AndrewHornor: that is funny
  • 1 1
 Maxxis DHR2 DD DC 275 x 2.4. Come on Maxxis... just make it already! These underweight EXO's I've been getting recently aren't cutting it.
  • 1 0
 Loving rocking a 2018 bike with 11 speed and well supported, established parts
  • 1 0
 Looking for a replacement 24T RaceFace CINCH chainring for the fatbike, hopefully they’ll get right on that soon.
  • 1 0
 I got the last XL Tallboy my local shop had in stock. I wanted to hug the sales guy when he said they had it.
  • 1 0
 Shimano 203 Icetech Rotor shortage and silly stupid icetech Saint pad prices...
  • 1 0
 I expect my brakes to arrive in June. Not the end of the world you might assume, but I ordered them in March. 2020.
  • 2 0
 Why isn't there an 'everything' option?
  • 2 1
 Im trying to do a lower leg service for my forks but cant find the Fox oil local and don't want to pay shipping
  • 1 0
 I'm not having any trouble finding and purchasing parts I need. Getting them shipped is another story...
  • 1 0
 Good that I've just built new bike few days before first lockdown, so I didn't need much during last year.
  • 2 0
 This is where having 2 bikes come in handy. Or 3. Or 4. Or...
  • 1 0
 Lack of parts and lack of riding trips has taken a good chunk out of my mortgage
  • 1 0
 Been waiting for a seat stay for my YT since April 2020
  • 1 0
 Buddy of mine is waiting on a warranty Pike for 4 months, from SRAM, through YT. Luckily YT was cool enough to lend him a loaner 34 fork. The perks of living close to their San Clemente CA HQ probably.
  • 1 1
 Trying to build a GG Shred Dogg. The shock might be available by May...maybe.
  • 2 1
 Still riding my 5 year old bike, not needed looking for parts.
  • 1 1
 I've bought parts on ebay direct from Asia because they come faster than the LBS can get them.
  • 1 0
 It took me a couple months to find a bb
  • 3 1
 26 inch rims
  • 1 0
 Yeah finally I gave up and moved to 27.5. I'm having hard time adjusting to new frame.
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one who checked all the boxes in the first question?
  • 1 1
 All I want is a spring for my coil shock. I guess I'm gonna run 12% sag on my 140mm trail bike till early 2022.........
  • 1 0
 SPOKES!!! 261-272-292mm!!! Chilean market is ZERO SPOKES nowadays!!!
  • 2 1
 Needed an option for: Anything Shimano
  • 1 0
 Evil Offering. Sold out until Nov.
  • 1 0
 Titanium axle for 2002 marzocchi monster ts
  • 1 0
 Tyres is the biggest problem i've had. Esp 26 for DJ
  • 1 0
 As a bike shop employee, all I can say is everything is struggle lol
  • 1 0
 *a
  • 1 0
 I have had the most trouble finding anything cheap.
  • 1 0
 What have I had trouble finding? How about all of the above.
  • 1 0
 Fox bolt on fenders… where are they…
  • 1 0
 waiting on my RM attitude frame since FEB 2020
  • 1 1
 Yeah scheduled to get a dropper post for April 2024, placed deposit
  • 1 2
 Bike parts are the new toilet paper. And I've been buying it all up just in case
  • 1 1
 XT M8120 lever blades, oye
  • 1 1
 new fox 36/38 fenders are hard to find at the moment
  • 1 1
 Waited for weeks for a brake adapter in mid-2020.
  • 1 1
 Pedals, tire pressure gauges, chains.
  • 1 1
 tough time finding someone to build custom parts.. Risse Racing is a joke
  • 1 1
 For brake stuff go GALFER!
  • 1 1
 iSSi composite pedals! the best but all sold out. Also Fox clothes lol
  • 1 1
 Anything Fox suspension, anything Shimano
  • 1 1
 12 speed Shimano quick link. Anyone? only want it as a spare.
  • 1 0
 I just ordered some from universalcycles.com last night
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 @Justinbloomington: I just did as well. Thanks. They seem pretty easy to find now, was having trouble about 6 weeks ago thou.
  • 1 1
 Brake lever blades. Kind of random, but super hard to come by these days.
  • 1 1
 Microspline hubs and driver bodies
  • 1 0
 Decent 26” rubber.
  • 1 0
 Brake housing.
  • 1 1
 parts you need or parts you want?
  • 1 0
 Dry trails
  • 1 1
 one up edc light.
  • 2 0
 I literally just ordered one from worldwidecyclery. You aren’t looking real hard...
  • 1 1
 Derailleur hangers
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