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    legit?

    anybody order from this place?
    https://www.rakuten.com/shop/cyclingdealusa/

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    Yea I ordered from them during one of those 20% off coupons. Was like a sram xd 11 speed cassette for 65 or something. Was clearly OEM with no packaging, but not advertised as such. The packaging wasn't great either. If the price is really good, go ahead I guess.

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    Yes legit. They used to be buy.com and Rakuten (also known as Japan's Amazon) bought them out from what I understand. It's all third party sellers so that does increase the potential for shady products but they're pretty well vetted.

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    The same stuff, same price, from the same seller for what i was looking at is also on ebay. Better return policy with ebay?

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    thanks. I got a dropper post on the way...

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    For those interested, site wide coupon "SAVE15" is active today at Rakuten. You must be signed in to use the coupon.

    I scored KMC X11SL SILVER 11 SPEED CHAIN FOR SHIMANO SRAM CAMPY for less than $30 shipped with coupon and 1% cash back from ebates.

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    Thanks, I got a X-Fusion Manic dropper for $84.15.
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    . I want a dropper soon, but I've done just fine so far without and I have Way too many bike projects and other tasks going on right now. I'm sure I can get a nice dropper before next season. Winter fat biking nis basically here in in Michigan. You can feel winter calling!
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    Thanks, I got a X-Fusion Manic dropper for $84.15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Thanks, I got a X-Fusion Manic dropper for $84.15.
    I'm guessing the "34.9" diameter is really 30.9? That's a screaming deal, but I want the 150 version which is only offered in "34.9" and I need 31.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    I'm guessing the "34.9" diameter is really 30.9? That's a screaming deal, but I want the 150 version which is only offered in "34.9" and I need 31.6.
    Use a cheap shim? Used one for years without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    I'm guessing the "34.9" diameter is really 30.9? That's a screaming deal, but I want the 150 version which is only offered in "34.9" and I need 31.6.
    Search ebay? Mine arrived with the 15% off via ebay from the same seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    I'm guessing the "34.9" diameter is really 30.9? That's a screaming deal, but I want the 150 version which is only offered in "34.9" and I need 31.6.
    Maybe not. I think some Scotts have 34.9 mm seat tubes.

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    Adding credence to the idea that it's really 34.9, their listing on ebay shows 30.9 and 31.6 as options but out of stock for the 150mm version.

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    Yeah, all that's left in 150 is 34.9. The other sizes sold out the other day.

    I picked up a 125mm post yesterday in 30.9. I'd previously bought one on eBay for $99.
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    One of the techs on the "JRA" podcast was singing praises to the manic post and I had made up my mind to buy one when I came across this deal. I scored a 150/31.6 before they ran out...great post so far (only one ride)...a little heavier than the dropper its replacing but other than that....I payed 109, but got 16dollars credit, and so boght 10 25g co2 cartriges for under 4 dollars shipped. Liking Rakuten so far!

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    legit?-edaa56fe-70c6-498f-941f-4a0dfebb3e9d.jpgOrdered a boost 29er wheelset with maxxis tires for $127 shipped. Figured why not try em on my 27.5+. Received them and they look ok, novatec hub duly noted.

    EDIT: up to $350 now, no way Iíd pay that. Waiting on a 11-46 and rotors. Cheap experiment havenít been on a 29er in a few years.
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    not legit for me. my chain showed up in two pieces, clearly used for that reason alone, and it was 10 speed not 11 speed. Waste of my time.

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    They refunded me and never shipped order. Awesome.
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    Yep. Perhaps a nitch vendor but I'm too busy for buying a crapshoot
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    They refunded me and never shipped order. Awesome.
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    Coupons and cash back keep me coming back. Just ordered 2nd dropper. Fourth order with no issues since I started this thread.

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    Yep I ordered a cassette with a $20 off email coupon, see how this one goes.... 2nd order thru the same vendor.

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    Mentions of coupons made me check my emails from them: I had a free $15 in rewards points that was expiring this weekend. Used it to buy 2 sets of generic avid elixir brake pads.

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