Posted on: April 8, 2009
hora said on April 8, 2009
Why are DT Swiss forks soo expensive? Its not as though they have to import them into the UK from the US like Fox’s with the dodgy exchange rate along with duty and shipping along with a distributors mark-up is it?
chipps said on April 8, 2009
Have you seen the Pound-Euro exchange rate? It’s even worse than the dollar one…
Understand but then they need to update their website then (or make it clearer):
Based on the fringe of the North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire, England, Pace is ideally situated to both develop and test its range of forks, frames and clothing. All products are designed and assembled in house, and every weld and precision fork part is produced by a single driving force – our passion and total commitment to mountain biking.
Ah, website needs updating.
avdave2 said on April 8, 2009
Those tyres are going to ruin the look of those rims.
doof_doof said on April 8, 2009
The fork comes with a fancy carbon pan that you put under the front tyre to collect the oil that will inevitably pi$$ out of the fork.
Farticus said on April 8, 2009
What’s the Euro rate got to do with it? Switzerland isn’t in the Euro. £ has still fallen against the franc. Anyway, the prices shot up as soon as DT took over Pace, so the exchange rate only explains part of it, doesn’t it?
nickc said on April 8, 2009
Should have bought a red Chameleon…
igm said on April 8, 2009
Those Dexter gloves are great to ride right through the winter (which was probably better weather than last summer), but the stitching on the closure tab has gone rather quickly on two pairs that I’ve had. No problems getting them replaced though
Good point Farticus. I’ll take a slap for my European monetary memory…
A good idea for a future STW article? Where are the price risers taking us and the impact on people taking up cycling as a serious new hobby?
I don’t like UK companies raising their prices either saying labour costs cost more when they are probably making extra business(£) exporting due to the currency differences as well as matching imports higher pricing.
dot said on April 8, 2009
I have those Endura gloves – best gloves I’ve used ever, ever.
The gel thing on the palm makes long rides more comfortable (I wore my ‘summer’ last weekend and defo noticed the lack of squidgy gel).
Rickos said on April 8, 2009
Those Dexter gloves are fine, but they need to sort out a little tab on the velcro fastener. Pulling the velcro off while wearing both gloves is a right PITA without something to pull on.
Duc said on April 8, 2009
They also have duty to worry about as well as the exchange rate – could be as high as 14% at a guess, dleivery and logistics costs could easily be the same again as they are a relatively low volume manufacturer.
MrOvershoot said on April 8, 2009
Well I buy lots of kit in from Switzerland (sadly not bike stuff) and it went up by 15% this week, though I knew about it so have about 4 months stock in unless something goes really t*tsup.com
hora said on April 9, 2009
MrOvershoot, Cookoo clocks and Swiss chocolate?
sheldona said on April 9, 2009
Be interested in hearing what the shorts are like, need some new 3/4 at some point soon!
hora said on April 12, 2009
THe UK is now ripe for a UK-manufacturer bike company to undercut all the rip off current ones. 1.5k for a UK-made full susser frame. Why?
walla24 said on August 10, 2009
got any jobs going? would kill to work in an office with all that stuff!
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