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Pinkbike Shop: Black Friday Sale

Nov 26, 2020
by Pinkbike Staff  

Shop Pinkbike's Black Friday sale and get deals from 15 to 50% off without having to go to a store. Don't worry about dealing with traffic, loud noises, and pushy customers. Choosing to opt outside, instead? We highly recommend it. Hit the trails, spend the day with the fam, and come shop over the weekend. Our sale runs through the end of Cyber Monday on November 30th. We are also offering a free 2021 Pinkbike calendar on orders over $50*.

While supplies last
Sale ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59PM PT
*Offer applies to purchase over $50
No code necessary. Prices as marked and shipping discount will auto-apply at checkout.

Photo Trevor Lyden


  • 12 1
 Lol $34 shipping to the UK, to be stung with 20%VAT and a £12 processing fee on arrival.

Yeah not gonna happen. Sort out your global distro Pinkbike, you'd sell a TON of this tuff to us UK PBers if you had sensible UK based shipping costs.
  • 2 1
 And besides, I had a quick look and couldn't find anything desirable that wasn't about $10-15 with 50% off, good old 'Up to..." clickbait.
  • 3 0
 I went to buy four items and then saw the shipping - no thanks
  • 1 0
 @DaveG01: Well if enough Brits reply to this we could club together and divvy the import/shipping/pcoressing fee between us. I really fancied the new PB jersey and some other bits...
  • 3 1
 Most of those fees are the fault of the country you live in, not PB's. PB doesn't ship anywhere close to enough volume to be getting massively discounted shipping rates either. You live on the other side of the planet, thats how it goes. I purchase a good amount of stuff from the UK and I always get hit with crazy high shipping and duty charges. Unless the item was made in the EU, then there's no duty.
  • 2 1
 @z-man: Not really the other side of the planet at all. Geographically it's only a few 1000kms, looking at Google maps I wouldn't be surprised if we're closer to the eastern most part of Canada, than the furthest most part of Canada is. Yes it's a long way but air travel makes things easier, I bet MUCH easier than getting to the remotest parts of Canada from anywhere, someone below was complaining about no Yukon delivery option.

Sure the fees are demostic due to importing things through private channels (exaclty the same is true when you guys complain about CRC deliveries) and the processing fee is a legalised con permited by the Government to allow Parcel Force to charge what they like to look at a sticker on a box and bill me for the VAT.

On the other hand there's a shit ton of UK based PBers (of a population of 68m versus Canada's 38m) so it's not like we're a trivial market. Cascade Components branch out to us by setting up at some residential address to be able to offer UK sourced shipping and expanding their market, I guess they overcome the extra by covering the import costs upfront themselves but then charging us £ = $ price but with free shipping and no fees which will blind most people into just buying it without even thinking.

$34 to ship a jersey weighing 100g and foldable down to the size of the smallest envelope ever is a piss take though, regardless if it's going to the UK or Timbuktu. It's not a perfect world I know, but it would just be nice to be able to get some merch without having our pants pulled down.
  • 3 1

PB is based in squamish which is over 7,500km away from London. That certainly is the other side.of the world. Even the far side of Canada can be called the other side of the world.

I don't think you understand how international shipping works, let alone PB's business strategy. They're a publishing company, not a producer of parts like Cascade. They sell a very small volume in comparison to a manufacturer meaning they don't get the same rates that a company that relies on shipping all over the world would.
  • 3 0
 @z-man: I'm not sure what magic you're implying international shipping is, aside from Customs logistics and some extra handling, a domestic flight isn't fundamentally different from an international flight in that respect. With the size of Canada I would imagine a fair amount (if not all but cheapest economy) of your coast to to coast mail is shipped by air anyway.

I can walk into my local tin pot Post Office and send a £50 value 200g item (eg a jersey) in a package of a reasonable size to anywhere in Canada for £12 ($20CAD) on 5 day delivery, if a company that sells things to a worldwide audience doesn't have at least some discount on shipping because they post a ton more stuff than I do, I'd hazard they're doing it wrong. If that's the blanket no weight limit shipping fee then to make it worthwhile I'd have to buy lots of gear to make it efficient or something silly sized like an umbrella, but that compounds the duty/VAT issue.

I don't think Cascade are a massive company (must apologise, I thought they were in BC turns out they're in WA) but they have their UK return address as a house in the middle of a residential area so they're hardly some global conglomerate. But that facilitates free shipping which is ideal and surely their product range is narrower than PB's merch range.

But no I don't know PBs strategy, unless a company is in existence to make money, then surely enabling more people to buy your stuff makes more money and greases the wheels to do better articles etc etc, am I being too simplistic or is it just cool not to be corporate? I don't know what the readership is in the UK, but MTB is huge here so a UK or European based person posting stuff out to save on buyers shipping costs I would put money on that would boost sales of the merch.

Look I just want to buy some merch and pay PB for the privelige of advertising for them, but in this next day instant free delivery gratification world we live in, shelling out more than the thing I'm buying to get it to me is ridiculous.
  • 2 0

I just did a UPS rate calculator and for a 1lb package sent to the UK from Vancouver, with a $30 declared value, the cheapest rate was $146

Shipping in North America, is expensive.
  • 1 0
 @z-man: CanadaPost do a reasonable size package from Vanc to the UK, $55 coverage for $50.20.

Anyhow, we're not going to resolve this here, I've been on PB for nearly 20 years, I just wanted to buy the cool jersey they came out with but ending up at nearly £90 odd all in just isn't going to happen.
  • 8 0
 Don't get why this is coming from the US to Canada, along with the higher shipping costs? Pinkbike, being Canadian (?), can you please have items in stock in Canada and ship within Canada please? Would sure save on shipping costs and possibly be dinged for duty.....
  • 2 0
 /\ This! Closed out my order the moment I saw it wasn't shipping from Canada.
Sorry just not worth it.
  • 8 0
 Subtotal $22.09
Shipping $43.97

  • 5 0
 For a tshirt? LoL Roll that sucker up and send it regular mail!
  • 2 0
  • 5 1
 Would love to get some PB swag, but for some reason there are no shipping options to the Yukon?? You know there are roads to up here. Not sure why there are shipping issues this year, I've ordered the PB calendar in years past.
  • 4 0
 "you know there are roads to up here" had me dead haha
  • 3 0
 Make it CAD and shipping from Canada and I'll buy. "Fast & Loose" is basically Motorhead and "Never lost in the woods again" is an Otto Dix postcard. The grim donut is funny and original.
  • 4 0
 50% off of shipping would be the ideal discount. This has put me off from ordering anything several times, unreal shipping charges to the US.
  • 4 1
 I filtered to Canadian cash during purchase. then when I looked at receipt. It was US funds ..WTF...but shipping was only 18ish
  • 3 0
 Have a fast and loose shirt, looking for fat and slow..
  • 2 0
 Well of course the shirt I want isn't in stock.
  • 1 0
 If the shipping costs to Europe wouldn't be higher than the article I want to buy...
  • 2 0
 Isn't everyone a bit embarrassed that they look at pinkbike?
  • 1 0
 Better idea, support your LBS, especially when Shop Small Business Saturday is tomorrow.
  • 1 0
 Gonna get me a grim bronut shirt!
  • 2 1
 Only true pinkers must buy this stuff.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully my order from yesterday includes a calendar!

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