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  • Possible demise of CRC / Wiggle
  • Kuco
    Full Member

    The order that I placed yesterday has just turned up.

    chestercopperpot
    Free Member

    I imagine there’s more than a few champagne glasses clinking at competitors up and down the country and we will see price increases for parts.

    What’s the verdict. Was there a viable business of stack’em high sell’em cheap. Is the liquidation a result of a badly run business, negative cash flow due to external economic factors, shady financial practices or a combination?

    woodster
    Full Member

    I think on the final day they should send every account holder a grand total of all the money spent with them over the years…

    I must be well into 5 figures..

    Just as long as they send me one with the amount that I’ve saved over RRP. I’m basically a cycling Warren Buffet…

    nuke
    Full Member

    Were Vitus & Nukeproof always on probikeshop? Full lineup and apparently in-stock from the dip sample of bikes I’ve just done

    DT78
    Free Member

    no i dont think so

    cchris2lou
    Full Member

    Probikeshop are coming back in April according to their web page .

    escrs
    Free Member

    Were Vitus & Nukeproof always on probikeshop? Full lineup and apparently in-stock from the dip sample of bikes I’ve just done

    Probikeshop is part of the Signa group (who also owned Wiggle/CRC) so more than likely always had access to Nukeproof etc… or it could be the last of Nukeproof orders coming from the factory and being sent to Probikeshop rather than Wiggle/CRC as they are still in Administration and not liquidation like Wiggle/CRC

    hofnar
    Free Member

    Probikeshop was indeed part of the Signa group. Should be coming back soon as they where saved by a capital input from some of their initial investors from long ago.

    Will be on a lot smaller scale then before as only like 1 out of 5 or even less employees will be remaining.

    flintstones
    Free Member

    I was never a big spender at CRC, but they were always my go to place to buy stuff throughout my biking life, and never had an issue with them. So I do feel for the people there and how this affects them.

    while there’s not much I can do about it, I did send them a thank you message and wished them all the best for the future, through their contacts page. I hope it made someone smile…

    jonnyboi
    Full Member

    There really is nothing left on their website. Unless they have more stock in transit I can imagine the administrators completely pulling the plug within a few days.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    There is but nothing that wouldn’t fit into a Transit.

    captaintomo
    Free Member

    Their websites have gone.

    ross980
    Free Member

    👆Just noticed this. I wanted to looked to see where my order is, but there’s no way to look at the tracking now🙄

    captaintomo
    Free Member

    Yep i have like 4 orders still processing from around the 12th eeek. Sure it’ll be fiiiine

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Very sad about this. I spent a fortune there over the years. Bought many bikes from them. More forks and shocks than I’d care to add aup. Very much a part of my mountain biking life. They sold stuff I actually wanted to buy whereas when I’d walk into my LBS I’d have the choice of Altura commuting clothing and nothing else. Over the years the LBS got better and I spent more with them but for the majority of my cycling experience CRC were my default vendor. Really sad for everyone that’s lost their livelihood over this.

    flintstones
    Free Member

    Looks like the app is still working and you can navigate to your orders through that, as I’ve had to do the same thing!

    binners
    Full Member

    The final delivery of stuff I didn’t need, but at that price it seemed rude not to,  turned up yesterday afternoon

    A mate just got his too. The pick of the bunch was a Brand-X Ascend dropper post for 30 quid

    RIP Chiggle. It looks like this really is the end

    dlr
    Full Member

    I placed orders on the 12th and 14th, wonder if they will eventually arrive. Used Paypal so hopefully can get back from them if not?

    jhinwxm
    Free Member

    They’ve ruined the market for years by selling way below RRP and in recent years their customer service has been dire. You reap what you sow.

    jimdubleyou
    Full Member

    🙁

    Trisportsresort is still open on eBay…

    davosaurusrex
    Full Member

    I had shipping notification yesterday afternoon but Evri tracking shows they are still expecting it. One last bit of CRC excitement for me!

    expatscot
    Free Member

    I checked about an hour ago, and it was showing my order (15th) was in transit and due tomorrow.

    Fingers crossed that (a) Evri delivers (b) everything’s there (c) the remaining staff are OK

    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    There really is nothing left on their website. Unless they have more stock in transit I can imagine the administrators completely pulling the plug within a few days.

    There was loads still in stock (1000+ Brand -X droppers for example) but I reckon they’ve sold (or are selling) what’s left via the liquidators. Presumably the sales of £30 droppers reaches a point where it cheaper to sell them for pennies on the pound in bulk than keep the lights on.

    I was kicking myself as I was waiting to see if some nice TT bars for my track bike dropped any further (they were already £450 -> £81) 😂 and a spare dropper for each bike would have been nice at those prices.

    freeagent
    Free Member

    Wiggle website is now off-line – just a holding page…

    fatbikeslim
    Free Member

    placed a proper last chance saloon order at 11:15 am!! have received an order confirmation email

    charlie.farley
    Full Member

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    mattconway1984
    Free Member

    I placed my last orders on the 12th – I checked last night and tracking had been added to say it should arrive by Tue 19th (today) — obviously the site is down now so I have no way of tracking but I assume it’ll turn up at some point….. I’m in no rush as it’s all stupidly cheap spare parts and some clothing for the future that I ordered.

    paul_m
    Full Member

    I have one order that was updated as shipped on Friday night but Evri shows still waiting for the parcel, it was only a couple of jerseys and not too expensive, I would expect that Evri are working on a cash up front basis with Wiggle/CRC by now, so probably just stuck in a backlog.

    It will be interesting to see what is next for the brands.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    My last one (some nukeproof pedals, bushing tool and six rebuild kits) says eta 27th

    r8jimbob88
    Free Member

    An order I placed on the 11th turned up today. £325 of DHB gear. RRP would have been nearly £1k.

    Two more orders are still in the pipeline. I’m sure they’ll turn up eventually. Thankfully these are for much lesser amounts!

    Interesting to see that the holding page says they’ll be back soon. I wonder how it’ll compare. I hope DHB & Prime gear etc will still be made but I’m not holding out too much hope.

    nickjb
    Free Member

    “Interesting to see that the holding page says they’ll be back soon.”

    All the sold out items said stock expected soon so I wouldn’t read too much into it.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    “Interesting to see that the holding page says they’ll be back soon.”

    Just go look at evans, and squint a bit until the logo goes blurry and pretend it says wiggle.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    I was kicking myself as I was waiting to see if some nice TT bars for my track bike dropped any further (they were already £450 -> £81) 😂 and a spare dropper for each bike would have been nice at those prices.

    I held out as long as I dared for some Prime wheels, got them for £300 (instead of £900). Two days after I’d placed my order, the whole lot were taken offline.

    Still got one order outstanding, a dhb wetsuit (for open water swimming) which was £26 instead of £180! No info yet on when (if…) it’ll arrive.

    Mister-P
    Free Member

    I wonder where the vultures will circle next?

    Andy
    Full Member

    I wonder where the vultures will circle next?

    Which vultures? I thought Wiggle failed because of a flawed business model propped up by a shady property guy?

    All the medium-big players are obvs feeling the squeeze by their stock dumping, but many seem to have ownership/funding in place to weather the next critical 12 months?

    expatscot
    Free Member

    My order arrived today. £170 odd of clothing – rrp around the £1000 mark.

    Ordered 13/3

    But missing one jersey. I’m not confident that I’ll be able to rectify.

    anderzz
    Free Member

    My nukeproof horizon Pro wheels turned up today. For the price they are lovely. About £135 for the pair which was pretty impressive.

    Shame to see the end of wiggle /crc as I always had good service.

    core
    Full Member

    I’ve had an Evri notification today, hopefully it’s my £30 dropper post, though I also ordered a replacement fleece last week.

    If anyone fancies a navy blue fohn half zip fleece in medium let me know as I won’t be able to return it now…

    dlr
    Full Member

    Well, my parcel was almost delivered by Evri today but the courier got in an argument at reception when he was told to go to Goods In, refused and eventually drove off and marked it in the tracking as I requested it be returned to sender! Tried to log a re-delivery with Evri (bot) so hopefully it turns up. Probably be crushed and covered in dog sh1t. Hate Evri, dunno if same individual but 9/10 times it gets to ~5:30 and you get a “failed delivery, business was closed” despite it being a 24×7 business and I check the CCTV each time to confirm there was no delivery attempt ffs

    bobodaclown
    Full Member

    @core I don’t want the fleece, but they are really good fleeces if it’s the on I’m thinking of with the stretchy pockets!

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