Shimano price rise (again)
So come the time you need a Shimano part (crankset f’instance…), you do what, exactly? Buy something that’s not to your requirements and just as expensive, thanks to the weak pound?
Better to keep an eye on the £/$/Yen and see if retail prices fall as (hopefully!) the £ strengthens, assuming commodity prices remain the same…Posted 9 years agoUK-FLATLANDERSubscriber
Try the Madison site – XT over £200 as well!!Posted 9 years agoStonerSubscriber
just popped into my LBS and in passing asked about component price rises. He wasnt aware of the very latest Shimano rises but said that SRAM/Truvativ/RS Prices had rocketed of late but was happy that his 09 stock of Giant bikes hadnt had much price increases esp the cheaper end (i.e. +£25 on a £300 HT) put on them compared to some of the other large manufacturers.Posted 9 years agothe_lecht_rocksMember
the increase in prices will really hurt the MTB market.Posted 9 years ago
lots of people buy as upgrade, not as necessity, and the market is therefore fuelled by want, not need.
when prices are OTT and unjustified, people will naturally react by not spending money.
this is bad news all round however as the manufacturwers will see profit loss, and be forced to up their margins, even if currencies recover and international trade stabilises.
basically, were all screwed for the time being 🙁
£170 for a big cog? That’s taking the p*ss! It probably cost them <£5 to make…
EDIT: Yup, the chainring:Posted 9 years ago
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