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    Online shopping

    I'm just getting back into mtn biking after a 14 year break.. What is everyone favorite online retailer for everything mtn bikes?

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    Whoever has the cheapest price. Amazon, REI, Competitive Cyclist, Ebay. I don't put all my purchases in to one place. If the local shop has what I need, and they're not trying to inflate the price too much over what I can get it for online, I'll buy local. But there are deals online that are just too hard to beat. I just picked up a Cateye Double Wireless bike computer for $18 off Ebay instead of paying $80-$100 elsewhere.
    "The most expensive bike in the work is still cheaper than the cheapest by-pass surgery in the world.

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    Re: Online shopping

    I use Jenson, eBay, competitive cyclist, chain reaction cycles. Jenson has price match, use it!

    Support you LBS too before it's too late!

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    Art's cyclery w/coupon, Universal cycles w/coupon, Jenson's w/ price match, Amazon w/ amazon prime (2/day sunday delivery), never tried him but bikerbob.com has a good rep in the "Where is the best deal" forum. Ebay only for hard to find items, popular items cheaper elsewhere.

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    Do not shop online I get my gear from my lbs!

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    Ok, I get it... And I do support my LBS.

    I was looking for some, decent sites to window-shop and read reviews.

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    I usually go to the manufacturer's website to be honest with you

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    I'll buy some stuff locally, but the vast majority of the parts I buy are off of ebay.

    And of the ebay purchases, 75% are for used parts... frames, derailleurs, wheels, etc.

    Occasionally I'll get something that is less than what I had hoped for, but the cost is so much less that it is not a big deal.

    But you do have to check the prices on new items because ebay is not always the lowest.

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    Jenson, Pricepoint are good.. But Art's is really good. These are most places I shop on-line and I buy most stuff online.
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