Some shop for carbon fibre, some simply for spare tubes. Share your experiences of visiting your local bike shop.
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I don’t trust on-line stores.
I do all my bike related shopping at Harvey Normans.
Just a bike & a place to ride.
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Same issue here....
They then leverage their savings by selling the goods in foreign markets such as the US where distributors and importers normally add a layer of markup.
CRC and Wiggle are just cutting out the retailer and selling direct at reduced margins.
The manufacturers are most likely still making the same margins as the importers and distributors are their end customer.
The ones that suffer are the poor LBS who is at the mercy of the importers and distributors.
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