- What's good value in the US?
Clothes are generally good buys. I’d check UK bike bits prices before buying since cheap on-line here is still probably cheaper than standard bike shop prices with the poor exchange rate.
Let me put it this way. I work in the US about 1/3 of my time, have US based credit card / address i can ship to and get paid in £ equivalent to $. i still buy bike bits in the UK.Posted 4 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
All I’m after from over the pond right now is:-
Finish line stanchion lube
RWC needle bearing shock mount
Horst link bushes for my turner frame.
Everything else is available over here at similar prices.
Depending on your shock, you could take it with you for an avalanche racing upgrade. I’ve had two fork dampers and a rear shock from Craig and tgeyre fantastic. Way better than Push.Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Usually a choice of G-Shock watches under $50 in Walmart. Converse have stores at the outlet malls and are well priced, but cheaper still in TJMaxx, cheaper again in Ross. Loads of good outdoor clothing you don’t see here, like a lot of Columbia gear. Oh and Clif bars by the boxload in the supermarkets.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
Best advice is to look for sales in any of the shops where you are. Kohls is a good place for t-shirts, sportswear and jeans. REI are a big outdoor chain who have specials on certain things. Bike shops as a whole are not much cheaper and many don’t carry a lot of stock. Go in and see what they have and you might hit lucky. There is one near my mother in laws who do all nutrition products at just over cost price to get people in the store – others have different promotions. Walmart are OK for things like Dickies workwear and cheap tech t-shirts etc.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Converse All Stars and Vans are always good value. Sizes are as per UK. I bring them back for the kids regularly. A&F and Hollister always have very good sale items in the US. I picked up some bright red chinos for $15. And I’m old enough not to care what people think when I wear them 😀 .
Levis jeans are much cheaper and offered in a wider range of sizes (odd inch waist). Sears normally have them for $40.
I brought back a Stages Power Meter – great value as you can’t buy them here. You can have frames and other bike stuff shipped to a hotel. I almost bought a Jeff Jones. Decided not to in the end, but obtaining one was not going to be an issue. About the same price $=£.Posted 4 years ago
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