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    Buying bicycle Parts in Canada

    just want to know if it is more expensive to buy parts in Canada than in the US ? Reason im asking is because i'm going there for a week and i am contemplating if to order my stuff online and have shipped to where i live which is in the caribbean or just buy it in Canada.

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    anybody

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    What do you want to buy?

    Have a look at CRC, they'll probably have what you want and their prices will probably be much cheaper then what you'll find in Canada.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/

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    i want to get shimano slx brakes and crc is out of stock of the rear ,they only have the front. would the brakes be cheaper in Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinibajan View Post
    would the brakes be cheaper in Canada
    Why do people who live in Canada buy stuff from CRC instead of locally?

    CRC won't be out of stock forever.

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    I know they said 2 to 3 weeks that's a long wait

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    Nope, The distributors in Canada are absolute crooks. Local bike shops cant come close (withing 30%) of the prices you can get from CRC.

    I do try to support my LBS here, but sometimes it just stings too much. Especially if it is an item that I have to wait for them to bring in. Lets see, wait for it and pay 30% more, or just order it from CRC for way less.

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    ok well I ordered the brakes from blue cycles they had sale on them 80 us and they had both pairs all the other sites had one side or the price was really high like 1st us for one side.

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    Hope the hoses on them are long enough for you, they're shorter then the ones that CRC are selling.

    they had sale on them 80 us
    Looks to me like they're selling them for $90

    * You could of got the front right & rear left from CRC for $83 each and swapped the hoses to the opposite sides if you wanted to when you cut the hoses to length

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    crc don't have the rear instock 8 checked before I ordered only have the front , and I ordered it from blueskycycling

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    Wham now trini?! lol states is 9 times out of 10 usually cheaper. I live in all three countries at the moment and always get the best deals in the states. I'm between Toronto, Ohio and Trinidad. Good luck boss
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    so I have come to realize, well I will continue to purchase my stuff online

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    but its not feasible to travel here to get your stuff. ever looked into skybox?
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    Yeah I have one , this trip is work related hence the reason I wanted to find out

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    then I'd load up ! what city are your visiting and where are you residing now?
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    i still live trinidad, going to edmonton on sunday

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    Nice which part of trini? I'm from central...chaguanas. I was actually born in Edmonton...small world. Isn't there a bike shop on aripita ave? I think it was specialized not 100%.
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    from san juan ,yeah the bike shop is mikes bikes but he doesnt have brakes in stock ,most of the bike stores i called have the low end brakes like the shimano 395 and shimano deore 596 and its cost more here than to bring it in , no one has slx or xt

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    makes no sense...definitely an idea with the amount of cyclers and $$ maybe a high end shop selling quality parts would be something to push on the side.

    btw I'm related to dolly bake bakery ) bess hops
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    safe buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinibajan View Post
    crc don't have the rear instock 8 checked before I ordered only have the front.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/u...e/rp-prod83173

    In Stock:
    Front - Left Hand Lever-1000mm Hose (5+ in stock)
    Front - Right Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose (5+ in stock)
    Rear - Left Hand Lever - 1700mm Hose (3 in stock)
    Out of Stock:
    Rear - Right Hand Lever -1700mm Hose

    * If you wanted Left Front & Right Rear you could buy the Left Rear & Right Front and swap the hoses around when you trim the hoses to the correct size, the untrimmed hoses will probably be too long.


    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/u.../rp-prod115147

    In Stock: Left Front / Right Rear + Rotors (5+ in stock)

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    wtf up to last night before i ordered they only had the front instock everything else was sold out, oh well

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