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charnek mikelevy's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 22:36
Dec 20, 2018
Chain Reaction Cycles Won't Sell You Shimano Parts if You're in North America
Honestly the rough thing for me is the flat out guilt I have seeing a part I need to order for a customer from QBP that I can find online for less than our dealer cost. I don't have a choice but to mark it up a minimum of cost +10%, but that often puts my price noticeably higher than what you can find online. It feels dirty to do that to a customer, but that's Shimano. They can choose who they wholesale too. And when they do, they can force a contract on pricing. It is 100% up to them to keep value in their products. Shimano stuff holds no value when you can find a single generation old series for often 60% or more off retail, hell, sometimes even the current generation. The other piece is that we do not stock much of any Shimano stuff in store. A quick 2 minute Google and no customer is going to buy that product for the price we have to sell at. The only ones that will are those in a rush, which Shimano basically forces to pay often double just to have it in hand that day, or you can order from CRC or Jenson for 40-60% off as long as you can wait. Shimano penalizes those that ride hard. Nice job.
charnek trek's article
Dec 19, 2018 at 14:37
Dec 19, 2018
Bontrager Rolls Out 2-Year, No-Cost Carbon Wheel Replacement Program
The verbiage for the Reserves leaves room for SC to claim abuse and refuse a full warranty. I've had a couple of carbon Bontrager wheel warranties come through with zero hassle or questions asked of Bontrager. For one guy his came off a Slash 9.7 which has the Line Pro rim, but the bottom end hubs. Well, they don't sell that combo after market, so for one cracked rim he got a full wheelset replacement and upgrade to the aftermarket build which comes with the higher end 108pt hubs. SC is a lifetime warranty, which also allows meaning for lifetime of the product. That leaves room for interpretation on their end as to how long the wheels are intended to last. Trek's is a 2 year guarantee, no questions asked. I don't necessarily condone warranty abuse, but with Trek, blow your wheels up 2 months shy of two years and get a fresh set for nothing. Or, apparently if you get a complete with the low end hubs, blow up a rim and get a fresh new better spec'd set. I'll take the Bontragers.
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charnek paulaston's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 8:51
Nov 7, 2018
From The Top: Szymon Kobylinski, Founder of NS Bikes
Anyone notice him mentioning he wants to Race XC on his own bike? NS XC bike soon?
charnek mikekazimer's article
Sep 25, 2018 at 9:27
Sep 25, 2018
Review: Fox 36 GRIP2 vs. RockShox Lyrik RC2 Fork
I guess you gotta start somewhere with the head-to-heads, but did anyone really expect anything other than a conclusion as, both fantastic... I guess Fox? (or RS depending on the reviewer). As long as this keeps going we wanna see shit like Helm Coil vs Ribbon Coil, Mattoc Vs Diamond...
Sep 15, 2018 at 11:25
Sep 15, 2018
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