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    Buying Bike Parts Online - Who's Best?

    Hey all,

    Ok, I've done some searches, checked out reviews, etc... haven't found anything good on who are the best online places to order from?

    I've ordered stuff from www.blueskycycling.com... and they've been great!

    Any really good ones, that are a staple of the community here?

    Otherwise, if there is a link to a former thread about the same thing, that would be great too!

    THanks!

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    fail...

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    I'm a hater...

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    Tree Fort
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    the ones that quickly came to mind

    jenson usa
    universal cycles
    price point
    nashbar
    performance bike
    chain love
    qbike
    cambria bike

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    I buy a lot on ebay. Not really a store, but there are good deals.

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    Also- I bought my first part on Amazon.com last month. 9 speed chain for $18 with free shipping.

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    My top favourites (although already mentioned):

    -Pricepoint
    -Jenson USA
    -Cambria Bike
    -Chain Reaction Cycles
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    Thanks a bunch guys.. I got a bunch of stuff from Pricepoint today, good stuff, nice pricing!

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    I've had nothing but good experiences with Jenson, they are usually the cheapest or very close to it and super reliable. They're my first choice when I need something. Only downside is the semi-high flate rate shipping cost which sucks for small orders, but most of that stuff I'd get from a bike shop anyway. And the cross-country shipping time - most of the good internet bike stores seem to be on the west coast...

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    I've had good luck with-
    Bluesky
    Price Point
    Jensen USA
    Performance

    Best, John

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    I'm really impressed with Jenson USA: I placed my first order from them a couple of weeks ago and had the parts shipped to a different address than the billing address. I've done this from numerous online retailers and Jenson is the only one that's called to verify that I placed the order. Kudos to them for that!

    I've also had good luck getting small and hard-to-find parts from Niagara Cycle Works. While not mountain bike related, they had parts for 10-year old Ultegra shifters that I couldn't find anywhere else.

    Other than that, the usual: PricePoint, Nashbar, Amazon, etc.

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    When building my last bike I was really searching for special blue and white only parts and used google alot. I would type in the part I want and use the shopping tab and it helped me out alot. It was too hard to search through the different sites looking for a white flat handle bar. It would bring up alot of the sites I was use to seeing plus alot of other bike sites I never heard of. Plus it would sort them by price too. Just another option to look at. But here is alist of site I would check.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/
    http://www.jensonusa.com
    http://www.performancebike.com
    http://www.jensonusa.com/
    http://www.nashbar.com
    http://teamcyclingandfitness.com
    http://www.bikewagon.com/
    http://www.totalcycling.com/
    http://www.bikeparts.com
    http://www.torontocycles.com
    http://www.o2gearshop.com
    http://joyride-cycles.com
    http://mtb.unrealcycles.com/
    http://bike29.com/
    http://speedgoat.com/
    http://americancycle.com
    http://www.bikebling.com
    http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com
    http://www.universalcycles.com
    http://www.notubes.com/
    http://www.greasybench.com
    http://www.safetycycle.com/
    http://wheelworld.com
    http://www.bikeman.com
    http://www.trails-edge.com
    http://www.mtnhighcyclery.com
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk
    http://www.purelycustom.com
    http://www.homebrewedcomponents.com
    http://greenfishsports.com/

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    I've bought from:
    Pricepoint
    Jenson
    Universal

    Also have bought several items fron Hucknroll. Some of the items they have were a lot less $$$ than other places and shipping/delivery was really quick.

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    Absolute best customer service. NO QUESTIONS ASKED returns (ride it, trash it, not like it... just mail it back)

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/

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    Here are the sites I typically check in addition to seeing what a particular item goes for on eBay. Many times a sale price is not as good as another vendor's "regular" discounted price so it is definitely worth checking multiple places.

    bicyclebuys.com
    cambriabike.com
    chainreactioncycles.com
    coloradocyclist.com
    competitivecyclist.com
    nashbar.com
    performancebike.com

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    What about these ebay stores in China, seems like there are a lot of them, I've been looking at some WTB seats, and they seem dirt cheap.

    Are they fakes?

    Example:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-WTB-Rocket-V...item27bbe08627

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    What about these ebay stores in China, seems like there are a lot of them, I've been looking at some WTB seats, and they seem dirt cheap.

    Are they fakes?

    Example:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-WTB-Rocket-V...item27bbe08627
    IMO I would never buy anything located in Asia on eBay. More of a personal choice, but it makes me feel about about the products that I buy. Could be legit, could be fake, I'd rather not risk it. IMO this place looks pretty legit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    What about these ebay stores in China, seems like there are a lot of them, I've been looking at some WTB seats, and they seem dirt cheap.

    Are they fakes?

    Example:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-WTB-Rocket-V...item27bbe08627
    I will buy from the China retailers if they have enough feedback. The prices can be good, but shipping is usually about two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cblr11Neensetow View Post
    Pozycjonowanie strony internetowej to zabieg majacy na celu wypromowanie witryny na jak najwyzsze miejsce w wynikach wyszukiwania pozycjonowan-ie pl/]pozycjonowanie stron Oferujemy Panstwu skuteczne pozycjonowanie stron internetowych w wyszukiwarce Google
    Those would be my choices as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent878 View Post
    When building my last bike I was really searching for special blue and white only parts and used google alot. I would type in the part I want and use the shopping tab and it helped me out alot. It was too hard to search through the different sites looking for a white flat handle bar. It would bring up alot of the sites I was use to seeing plus alot of other bike sites I never heard of. Plus it would sort them by price too. Just another option to look at. But here is alist of site I would check.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/
    http://www.jensonusa.com
    http://www.performancebike.com
    http://www.jensonusa.com/
    http://www.nashbar.com
    http://teamcyclingandfitness.com
    http://www.bikewagon.com/
    http://www.totalcycling.com/
    http://www.bikeparts.com
    http://www.torontocycles.com
    http://www.o2gearshop.com
    http://joyride-cycles.com
    http://mtb.unrealcycles.com/
    http://bike29.com/
    http://speedgoat.com/
    http://americancycle.com
    http://www.bikebling.com
    http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com
    http://www.universalcycles.com
    http://www.notubes.com/
    http://www.greasybench.com
    http://www.safetycycle.com/
    http://wheelworld.com
    http://www.bikeman.com
    http://www.trails-edge.com
    http://www.mtnhighcyclery.com
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk
    http://www.purelycustom.com
    http://www.homebrewedcomponents.com
    http://greenfishsports.com/
    I'm kind of a nut when shopping online for mid-range to major purchases. You have to be very careful with the shopping tab on google because I have found many times that I could find a lower price just using the regular search option. The lowest price is not always listed in the shopping section, partially because they don't list all of the retailers of the particular item your looking for.

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    Jenson USA is on my way home from work, so that's my first choice.

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    unrealcycles.com has some sweet hucker shtuff.
    heard they're working out a deal to carry morewood. purely through the grapevine.

    if your looking for a bike, marinbikes factory store in sf is SICK!! 1500+ bikes in stock
    old models discounted. the whole catalog available next day.

    awesome staff.

    very happy

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    Using Google product search does work most of the time. Like the other guy said it's not perfect but it usually finds the cheapest advertised price. I usually search with that and then see if Jensen will match the lowest price I found. They usually do.

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    Y'know there IS a sub-forum for the best deals..
    Ruder than you.
    Ska is not dead!

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    I use google shopping to find the best price, then I give my LBS a shot at it. Lately, LBS is winning.
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    Prices aside, the BEST online customer service I have ever received is from Backcountry.com. All interactions are very conversational, knowledgable and low pressure. They are the only e-commerce experiece I have ever had which assigns you an in-house rep and they preview your order history and any notes they have on your gear with each encounter. Top notch!

    I wish my (home/auto) insurance company would take note of Backcountry's business model.

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    Wow back from the dead. Yeah I like Backcountry too, and Jenson, occasionally Cambriabike because they aren't too far from me. Amazon has had alot of good deals too but I always feel bad buying from them.

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