internet sales of cycling gear

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    Jul 28, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    Can anybody reccommend a good internet site to pick up some road bike gear at resonable prices?

    If you happen to be in Chicago and know of any decent road bike shops let me know.....

    Thanks
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    Jul 29, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    cestfort2000 saidHey guys,
    Can anybody reccommend a good internet site to pick up some road bike gear at resonable prices?

    If you happen to be in Chicago and know of any decent road bike shops let me know.....

    Thanks


    Lickton's Cycle.

    online: lickbike.com

    Have ordered from them for years. I am pretty sure they are located in Chicago, however never been there in person.
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    Jul 29, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    www.steepandcheap.com

    all types of out door gear including cycling stuff, new deal every 15 minutes.
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    Nov 16, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    I use Wiggle and swear by it. Pricing is always cheaper then local ( by Australian standards). Free shipping with orders over £100, ability to show your spends in your currency so no nasty surprises at checkout.

    www.wiggle.co.uk

    Hope that helps!
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    Nov 16, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    www.nashbar.com and ebay.

  • GoodPup

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    Nov 17, 2009 9:53 PM GMT
    For mountain biking:
    www.chainlove.com

    For road biking:
    www.bonktown.com

    Sometimes each site has stuff that works for the other. Its 1 item at a time, for rediculously huge discounts... like 50%-75% off. Once I even saw a new bike seat for 99% off. Each item is limited and only on for maybe 15-20 minutes.

    It is sister sites for steapandcheep.com and whiskeymilitia.com
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    Jun 10, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    cestfort2000 saidHey guys,
    Can anybody recommend a good internet site to pick up some road bike gear at reasonable prices?

    If you happen to be in Chicago and know of any decent road bike shops let me know.....

    Thanks


    www.velobuild.com has all kind of sources, including direct from China carbon fiber
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    Jun 10, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    I have always had good luck with Tree Fort Bikes. When they are not the cheapest they will always price match.

    http://www.treefortbikes.com/
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    Jun 11, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    www.performancebike.com
    www.jensonusa.com
    www.pricepoint.com

    All good and reputable sites. Performance has physical stores throughout the US too.
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    Jul 26, 2012 11:41 AM GMT
    www.nashbar.com

    www.performancebike.com

    www.colorodocyclist.com

    www.goatspeed.com

    www.chainlove.com

    www.probikekit.com (select US pricing)

    www.specialized.com

    www.theclymb.com (often sells cycling clothing and some gear)

    eBay and craigslist are still good options, but you need to be patient for the bargains.
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    Jul 26, 2012 11:46 AM GMT
    I like:

    http://www.bicyclinghub.com/
    http://www.realcyclist.com/

    And occasionally you can find decent stuff at REI Outlet:

    http://www.rei.com/outlet

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    Jul 26, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    I've been using Performance bikes for over 10 years. If you buy a lot of gear I would recommend joining their Team Performance. It gives you free 2nd day shipping and 10% off for future purchases.
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    Jul 30, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
    Nashbar.com
  • DanOmatic

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    Jul 30, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    Already mentioned here: nashbar and real cyclist. Real cyclist has great sales on high-end bike wear. Service is always top-notch.
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    Jul 30, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    cestfort2000 saidHey guys,
    Can anybody reccommend a good internet site to pick up some road bike gear at resonable prices?

    If you happen to be in Chicago and know of any decent road bike shops let me know.....

    Thanks

    I've used some of the online stores above, I've found it depends on the item you want, and watching for sales & clearances. One place is good for this, and another place is good for that. Afraid you have to surf a lot, and there are dozens of online bike stores.

    But fortunately I have good in-person choices here, so I don't shop the Internet much, mainly to compare prices. Sometimes you can get regular discounts if you belong to a riding club that's made an arrangement with local dealers, or if you participate in an event. I routinely get 10-15% discounts here because of both those reasons. I also attend bike expos (sometimes as an exhibitor myself), where you can get discount show prices, not sure how often the Chicago area has those, but look for flyers at the dealers.

    Or just establish a good personal relationship with a shop, especially if you buy a top-line bike from them, and they'll give you discounts all the time. And they'll let you peruse their own distributor and manufacturer catalogs, order the stuff for you, and install it if you like. I'm doing that tomorrow (Tue), to get some accessories for my new CamelBak hydration backpack, that I haven't been able to find online (the company itself doesn't sell direct).