- sickening shimano price rises
just been looking on CRC who’ve now put their prices up in line with the recent increases. The shimano xt cassette i was thinking of buying at £40 is now £63. an xt crankset will set you back £165 (rrp 205). an xtr crankset is a mighty whopping £344 !! rrp £430!! I built my whole bike up for just under less than twice that. I’d better not break anything…. do you think they’ll come back down again?Posted 9 years ago
Actually, I prefer the older Dura- Ace cranks, square taper ones. They were svelte and pretty. Not too sure about this new type stuff. If it were all plain alloy, I’d prefer it. Not a fan of this two-tone stuff. I should be, really, with a name like Rude Boy. But I’m not.
These are quite possibly the most beautiful bike components I’ve seen:
Posted 9 years agosodafarlsMember
Couldn’t give a **** really to be honest. It was obvious it was coming.Then CRC had that flood sale, quality sram cassettes were £15, plenty of cheap cranksets too, my new one cost £45 quid. And in six months or maybe at the most a year I honestly believe that lots of shops will have lots of unsold stock. Make them an offer.Posted 9 years ago
Ah, yes, CRC’s ‘Flood Sale’.
Was that real, or just a way of clearing their warehouse of older stock, to make way for loads of newer stuff, that they could buy in cheap, then sell at the new inflated prices?
I noticed that most of the ‘flood sale’ items were older or obscure items, rather than the latest bits. And I found it strange, that similar items were priced very different; do CRC store chainsets in different places, for example? Older LX in a different part of the warehouses, to newer ones, or whatever?
Then of course there was the Planet X C+E fiasco…
Cynical? Moi?Posted 9 years agosodafarlsMember
” Fluoro green bashrings below; black ones above.”
I reckon the yoot may disagree on that one, value wise…(this season)
Anyway, lets hear who has been caught out by the inevitable money grubbing excuse utilising price rises, and why they give a **** that overpriced shite relative to the market availability of “dead stock”, ie last or a few years ago issue product is vastly inferior to the great leaps in technology explored by our friend Shimano over the last twelve months.
My sympathy lies with shops and busineses being shafted by their product suppliers, but when it comes down to it, they are trying to make money, i’m trying to save it.Posted 9 years agosootyandjimMember
“I noticed that most of the ‘flood sale’ items were older or obscure items”
Its standard practice within many warehouses to consolidate less frequently picked stock and this often done during a stock restructure to make space for new lines with high expected turn-over. As a result the less frequently picked lines are often moved to less desirable locations (for speed of picking from), which generally means very low or very high locations.Posted 9 years agoStonerSubscriber
rather glad I run a rohloff and middleburn or SS set up now… 🙂
except for the XTR brakes, but they dont have any consummable parts other than pads, and with people like mtb-direct around low price fair quality ones will always be available.
Most furtle through my parts bin for any spare shimano gear. Think Ive got an XTR mech somewhere…, gold mine!Posted 9 years agoclubberMember
I noticed that most of the ‘flood sale’ items were older or obscure items, rather than the latest bits. And I found it strange, that similar items were priced very different; do CRC store chainsets in different places, for example?
As has been pointed out before, most of the ‘good’ stuff went very quickly – I was lucky enough to get on just after most of the flood stock was added and picked up some bargains on bits that definitely weren’t ‘end of line’ sorts of things – eg hope brakes, rotors, etc.
It’s not really a suprise that with CRC’s customer base, very quickly, all that was left in the flood sale was the less desirable stuff…Posted 9 years agovinnyehSubscriber
Question is. When the pound climbs back up (it will), will the Distributors drop their prices by the same £.v.Yen difference?
Answer is that part prices were at about the lowest price they’ve ever been in real terms. Goes for most imported good. Look at the bang for buck value of just about anything technologically driven.Posted 9 years ago
Petrol prices came down a lot didn’t they- didn’t make too many front page headlines though when it hit low 80’s a litre.vinnyehSubscriber
Is it all Shimano stuff or are the majority of price rises on XT?
Frigging SLX double cranks I wanted went up overnight from £80 to £100 on Merlin and CRC. All the price changes seem to have been applied to existing stock as well as resupplies which pisse me off a bit, though is reasonably understandable.Posted 9 years agoGary_MMember
I posted about this at the end of last week. Tried to buy an ultegra sl rear mech and the shops web site wouldn’t work – next day the the mech was over £30 dearer. Fortunately found one on ukbikestore at ‘old’ prices. Same with an ultegra sl chainset, up from £130ish to over £180 at most places – bought from Evans again at old prices though. These are massive price rises though and pretty hard to take. Just need a htII bb and a front mech and thats my drivetrain spending, apart from chain and cassette, done for a while.Posted 9 years ago
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