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ces1965 sarahmoore's article
May 3, 2018 at 6:30
May 3, 2018
Sarah Builds A Canyon Test Bike - Video
They had to order the bike. So I’ve been to the shop three times. I realize they have costs and the markup on my bike helped pay for them. I also don’t think they are getting rich. But I just don’t think I got much for that markup and there are other ways to buy a bike now. My guess is more and more high end sales will be direct and the LBS brands will have to ask the LBS to lower their margins on high end bikes. This won’t help the local shops but I wonder how much of thei income comes from $5000 bikes anyways.
ces1965 sarahmoore's article
May 2, 2018 at 17:31
May 2, 2018
Sarah Builds A Canyon Test Bike - Video
Here’s my take on direct. I’m just not sure what you get from the LBS is worth it on an expensive mountain bike. I walked into a local shop and bought a $7000 plus Pivot. I already knew what I wanted. They spent 30 minutes with me. I’m learning to do all my service myself and have built my kids mtn bikes. I’ve been back to the shop once to get a part Pivot can’t manage to just sell direct. Did the shop really earn the $1000 or whatever they made? I don’t feel I got value there. Maybe on more mass market nicer bikes in the $500-$1500 range the buyer gets something for the LBS markup. Those buyers are not maintaining their own bikes like you almost have to for high end mtn bikes that are actually used
ces1965 KNOLLYBIKES's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 7:05
Jan 17, 2018
Knolly Moves Entire Lineup to 157mm Spacing
As a Pivot Switchblade owner, this is good news because more hubs might become available. Last time I checked six or so months ago, DT was not selling 157 versions of the DT350 except to Pivot. I had to buy a whole used factory wheelset to get those hubs (which is fine, since the wheels are decent).
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