Just good old boys… At Singletrack we have been kicking dirt around the mountain bike world since… well some of us predate disc brakes, suspension forks, and even the term…
The ongoing shortage of bikes and parts continues to affect us all. Whether you are looking for a new bike or just trying to keep your existing bike(s) running the global shipping crisis and the insanely long lead times forced on the world’s manufacturers by the Covid pandemic will have affected you. The 2nd hand market for bikes has never reaped such prices as demand for bikes in general continues to climb so there are still wins to be had if you have spares, well, spare. On the manufacturer side of things we have heard stories of almost 3 year lead times being applied to some Shimano components!
The crisis and global demand for stuff has driven up the cost of freight. A shipping container that once would have cost a few hundred dollars to fill and ship to the other side of the world is now commanding prices of up to $20,000, which is adding to the supply crisis by increasing the end consumer price to boot. It’s all a bit of a mess really.
But there is some good news. We’ve heard from one of our sources that Boardman Bikes are about to fill their website with stock of the rather excellent Boardman MTR 9.0 at 12pm today (Wednesday 15th September). If you have been waiting patiently for stock to turn up then you may be well treating this like a ticket offering for Foo Fighters and expect stock to run out quickly.
Our advice. Get over there and if you are looking for that new bike order it now while it’s in stock.
Boardman Bikes are exclusively sold in the UK by Halfords and Tredz. Click the links below to go check out their stock.
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