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    What's a good place to buy MTB components? There are so many choices ...

    Do you have a favorite site or store where you purchase your MTB components?

    When I can I will buy local, but many times local bike shops can't compete with online pricing.

    And for pricier items, like drivetrain group sets, I'd like to get the best price possible.

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    Jensons is my go to, but CRC and Merlin are pretty good too. Those 2 are UK based but their shipping is amazing.

    Nashbar is ok too but their shipping sucks to CA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simspace View Post
    Do you have a favorite site or store where you purchase your MTB components?

    When I can I will buy local, but many times local bike shops can't compete with online pricing.

    And for pricier items, like drivetrain group sets, I'd like to get the best price possible.
    For drive line bits, especially if you're buying Shimano, CRC every time, because they don't have to adhere to the minimum pricing rules in the US. That means you can get the latest and greatest Shimano bits for far less from CRC than even your LBS can get them for from their distributor in the US. If I'm looking for the best prices, I'll poke around Jenson, Universal, CRC, and maybe a few other places, then I'll jump on Amazon and I can usually find as good a price or better with free 2 day shipping.

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    Amazon usually has better return policy, too.




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    I just made a purchase from Tree Fort Bikes. I've purchased from them in the past and also Jensons. And several others through the years.
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    ebay or pinkbike for used and older stuff, CRC, Merlin, Jenson, Universal. If you want something specific check all the major online retailers though. It's not uncommon for someone to be having a sale on something.
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    Solid choices above. I'll add 365 Cycles, they have an eBay presence and an online store. Free shipping in the USA.

    I've also found deals at Blue Sky Cycling, but it's been a while.
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    Worldwide cyclery

    Universal cycles

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    I like Ebay.
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    Aliexpress. Nothing is cheaper for many components.

    $1 bike grips
    $4 rotors
    Interweb-wide rock-bottom pricing on most Shimano components
    Lots of off-brand carbon goodies
    Lots of off-brand CNC-machined goodies
    Affordable high-quality carbon pre-built wheelsets
    Carbon frames
    Crazy-cheap apparel

    A couple tried-and-true brands to start with are Rockbros, Lixada, Tideace or BXT, and anything from Gizabike.

    And yes, high-quality stuff does come from China. You have to have the patience to research what you buy and not complain based on your current stereotype.

    I buy 90% of my new stuff from Aliexpress. I've saved thousands of dollars.

    Watch out for their Christmas sale. It can be ridiculous--up to 40% off on real cycling stuff.

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    Jenson is my go-to. I avoid fairwheelbikes after zero communication or product support after spending almost a thousand dollars on their products.

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    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

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    www.JensonUSA.com for me. Every time that I have gone inside of the Riverside location, they've been extremely helpful and have went out of their way to help me out. Good people over there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJJ205 View Post
    www.JensonUSA.com for me. Every time that I have gone inside of the Riverside location, they've been extremely helpful and have went out of their way to help me out. Good people over there!
    I have to say the same for the Corona store. Ordred a Niner RLT and had it delivered there. When I went to pick it up, there was the MMD on the show room, my size, same exact price. I took the RLT home, and was dreaming about that all city bike in the showroom.

    5 days later, I drove there and asked if I could trade it. $25 bucks to clean the Niner's dt, and drove off with what is now one of my favorite of the bunch. Big fan ever since.
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    Pinkbike classifieds are a good place to look. I've bought all kinds of new and near new stuff from there.

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    Backcountry, Jenson

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    JENSONUSA or Worldwide Cyclery.

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    I'm a big fan of Backcountry.com/CompetitiveCyclist.com. Free 2 day shipping over $50, top notch customer service, crazy fast shipping, decent prices and selection.
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    I tend to use Jenson quite a lot, but for select parts I have used others as well. Being in Arizona I get cheap next day shipping.Often free for $50 or more in parts.
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