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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Matt » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:48 pm

psling wrote:Sneaked into the wrong bedroom Matt?? :grin:


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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Asposium » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:57 pm

35% off in-stock Lupine lights and Lupine batteries

Just ordered a Piko RX2 SC :-bd
Now out-of-stock, so perhaps I had the last in-stock

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby htrider » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:38 pm

Sport pursuit doing up to 50% off r***a stuff. Almost makes them reasonably priced - picked up a classic jersey for the same dosh as my usual Torm shirts so will be interested to see how it compares.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby johnnystorm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:57 pm



Presumably, with Triton doing something similar Raleigh are throwing Salsa under the bus after doing very little with the brand since they've imported them?

Trying to ignore the beargrease carbon..... :o
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby metalheart » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:38 pm

Trying to ignore the beargrease carbon..... :o


I was doing fine until you brought it to my attention.... goddamn.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 pm

I see Triton have a small Vaya frameset for £500 https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-f ... 017-p19397
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby johnnystorm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:I see Triton have a small Vaya frameset for £500 https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-f ... 017-p19397


200 quid more at Merlin gets you a full bike! (although it has steel forks and the triton one carbon iirc!)
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby johnnystorm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 pm

Planet X/On one have the Pickenflick full build with Apex 1 for a £1000.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby wriggles » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 am

johnnystorm wrote:
Presumably, with Triton doing something similar Raleigh are throwing Salsa under the bus after doing very little with the brand since they've imported them?


Not sure it is Raliegh throwing them under the bus. Any backstory on that please johnnystorm? :grin: i genuinely dont know what has happened there. Last time I spoke to the Raleigh Account manager he was raving about the brand
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby johnnystorm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:46 am

wriggles wrote:
johnnystorm wrote:
Presumably, with Triton doing something similar Raleigh are throwing Salsa under the bus after doing very little with the brand since they've imported them?


Not sure it is Raliegh throwing them under the bus. Any backstory on that please johnnystorm? :grin: i genuinely dont know what has happened there. Last time I spoke to the Raleigh Account manager he was raving about the brand


Utter speculation on my part! :lol: My not-so-LBS found Raleigh essentially ignoring them when they called up which might have influenced that speculation. :???:
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby voodoo_simon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:26 am

johnnystorm wrote:
wriggles wrote:
johnnystorm wrote:
Presumably, with Triton doing something similar Raleigh are throwing Salsa under the bus after doing very little with the brand since they've imported them?


Not sure it is Raliegh throwing them under the bus. Any backstory on that please johnnystorm? :grin: i genuinely dont know what has happened there. Last time I spoke to the Raleigh Account manager he was raving about the brand


Utter speculation on my part! :lol: My not-so-LBS found Raleigh essentially ignoring them when they called up which might have influenced that speculation. :???:


I was speaking to a Raleigh rep last year about Salsa, he was utterly clueless about the brand and couldn’t understand the need for that niche market. He only took interest in them when I said I was racing my Salsa fat bike in Finland :roll: If that’s the reps attitude*, then I don’t have much hope...

*Obviously it wasn’t the salsa rep I was talking too
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:00 am

Salsa / Raleigh seems to be quite a story - the upshot is that many dealers wanting to sell Salsa are now dealing direct. Once the dust has settled, this may actually prove a good outcome for the man on the street ... or woman, obviously.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby wriggles » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:01 am

Funny isnt it. The Raleigh guys I met last year where massively enthusiastic about the brand.

Worth noting that the same thing happened when ISON were distributing Salsa about 5 years ago. Sudden decision to stop doing the brand and massive dumping of stock at silly prices
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Scud » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:20 pm

As i was discussing with Wriggles, seems daft really, bikepacking, gravel bikes, Plus bikes and previously fat bikes have all been or still "en vogue", you would think that well priced Surly and Salsa bikes would easier to sell, but it seems the fixed pricing and less than enthusiastic distributors are making a dent in their sales here.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:38 pm

As i was discussing with Wriggles, seems daft really, bikepacking, gravel bikes, Plus bikes and previously fat bikes have all been or still "en vogue", you would think that well priced Surly and Salsa bikes would easier to sell, but it seems the fixed pricing and less than enthusiastic distributors are making a dent in their sales here.

Aye, lovely as they may be, they ain't cheap. A Fargo frameset is nearly a grand, only after a considerable discount as seen above, do they start to appear more reasonable but even with 35% off, they're still £630.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby wriggles » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:03 pm

Agreed. Good bikes but silly prices. I have a Fargo and its great at what it does, but way over priced at nearly £1k now. And the Ti is £2.4k (and only a 5 year warranty)!!
(Edit; just checked my 2015 Fargo was £630 2 years ago, and ok carbon forks, alternators etc etc, I thought that was a lot then!)
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Scud » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:10 pm

What i meant was they are the often the style of bike that is on-trend at the moment, with bikepacking, gravel bikes etc, they seem to not want to capitalise on this?

A few years ago 90% of fat bikes, Plus bikes or bikepacking specific bikes with mounts on forks etc would of been salsa/ surly at a rough guess, but all the big brands have over-taken them, how many people with cash in their pockets would of liked a Salsa Cutthroat but could never find one, or have clicked on a Fargo or similar on the few sites that sell them to see their size out of stock.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:19 pm

What i meant was they are the often the style of bike that is on-trend at the moment, with bikepacking, gravel bikes etc, they seem to not want to capitalise on this?

See what you mean. However, I imagine the 'adventure' market would only have made up a tiny percentage of Raleigh's turnover, so might have seemed like a lot of investment for what appear to be small gains? I reckon it's also a market you have to 'get' and properly understand if you want to capitalise on it?
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby wriggles » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Fair comment. Big part of Raleighs revenue comes from Wilkinsons wheels. High volume st low cost obvs.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby johnnystorm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:22 pm

wriggles wrote:Funny isnt it. The Raleigh guys I met last year where massively enthusiastic about the brand.

Worth noting that the same thing happened when ISON were distributing Salsa about 5 years ago. Sudden decision to stop doing the brand and massive dumping of stock at silly prices


I'm pretty sure the decision that Ison wouldn't import Salsa anymore wasn't made by Ison.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby Oli.vert » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:36 pm

Which would be interesting considering that Ison are clearly on good terms with QBP, owners of Salsa, Surly, Whiskey, All-City, Dimension, Problem Solver.

My contact at a well known Nottingham based and Dutch owned distributor who specialises in mom'n'pop slatwall bread'n'butter products tells me that they're letting the brand go gently.
No drama's and no falling out, but gently putting it down and walking away as Ison may have before them. It was suggested, as has been previously mentioned, chances are good Salsa may go dealer direct - this may mean far less small parts making their way across the pond, stems, bars, etc.

Maybe there's just not enough margin for a distributor to make decent returns on. I doubt there's anything more sinister than that, much as I love a crap theory.
If I were to have a crap theory it'd be that management at Salsa are so lovely that the UK distributors just can't cope and are just too blinded by the light, accustomed as they are to the usual miserable gits of the UK cycle trade.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Postby ScotRoutes » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:54 pm

One of the biggest issues for a UK importer of Salsa is trying to get a hold of the bikes/frames in any reasonable timescale. It certainly wasn't unknown for UK/European bound stock to be diverted to the home (US) market, leaving UK/Euro shops high and dry. If I was importing, I'd not go near Salsa with a bargepole.
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