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They are special order but the sales representative I talked with said that they are treated as a normal items and as such will receive dividend credit as well as any applicable discount (i.e. coupon). They have three Surly's demo'd right now (a Cross Check, a Steamroller and a Long Haul Trucker) all in size 52cm, but can order ANYTHING else from QBP (i.e. bare frames, parts, etc).

Too bad the 20% off anniversary coupon is expired!
 

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Only the Boulder store? I have been wanting to build up a fixie steamroller with cross tires, moustache bars and probably a front brake! I'm not brave enough to go hard core no brakes. I haven't mastered the track skid yet!
 

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Only the Boulder store? I have been wanting to build up a fixie steamroller with cross tires, moustache bars and probably a front brake! I'm not brave enough to go hard core no brakes. I haven't mastered the track skid yet!
I bet other REI stores (along with about 95% of all bike shops) order general parts from QBP, so it's probably up to the store manager if they are willing to order specifically requested items. If not you could probably order the bike from the Boulder store (i.e. via the phone) and have it shipped to another store.
 

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Is it still possible to get Surly bikes from REI? I'm all for supporting my LBS, but 20% off a bike would be hard to resist.
The REI 20% off coupons almost always exclude whatever boutique brand the local store carries. For example, the Denver REI used to carry Cannondale (maybe they still do, I haven't been down there is a long time), but the 20% off coupons are usually only good for the REI house brand bikes (Novara). Read the fine print on the coupon. As was pointed out, you will get the 10% rebate at the end of the year if you buy a full price Surly, so maybe that swings a deal for you.

IMHO, there are some unique and decent Novara road bikes, but the mountain bikes are not exciting.

They do always give 10% off on three or more tubes or three or more "drivetrain parts". Don't know how they define a drivetrain part though:

Cycling:
  • Bike Tubes-Save 10%! When you buy 3 or more full-price bike tubes.
  • Drivetrain Parts-Save 10%! When you buy 3 or more full-price drivetrain components.
 

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The Fort Collins store has had Pugsleys in stock for quite a while. No idea if they will order other models or not though.
They will order any model from Surly if you want in FoCo. I was talking to the manager about it 2 days ago why they didn't have the Krampus, ECR, or Ice Cream Truck and he said he could order them if I wanted one.
 

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Not trying to hi-jack your thread, but I'd think twice before spending a cent at REI (or any other company on the list below). They donate to Sierra Club, which last time I looked, is not very MTB friendly.

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Black & Decker
Camelbac
Charles schwabb
Chevron
Coca Cola
Colombia sportswear
Fat Tire
ExxonMobil
GAP
GreenWorks Cleaner
Leatherman
Levi Strauss
Macy's
Patagonia
PepsiCo
REI
Verizon
 

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Not trying to hi-jack your thread, but I'd think twice before spending a cent at REI (or any other company on the list below). They donate to Sierra Club, which last time I looked, is not very MTB friendly.
Do a bit more research on REI and their support of mountain biking and you may be very surprised.
REI donates time and dollars to many regional mountain biking trail groups.
REI has supported many mtb trail building and maintenance days.
REI is a supporter of mountain biking at the national and regional level.
Regional stores often act as a communication point for getting the word out about trail days for regional groups.
At the corporate level, REI has a history of supplying grants to mtb trail organizations.
 

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Plus they have a waiver on Obamacare. So they don't have to follow the same rules as your other local bicycle retailers.

Not trying to hi-jack your thread, but I'd think twice before spending a cent at REI (or any other company on the list below). They donate to Sierra Club, which last time I looked, is not very MTB friendly.

American Express
Anheuser Busch
Black & Decker
Camelbac
Charles schwabb
Chevron
Coca Cola
Colombia sportswear
Fat Tire
ExxonMobil
GAP
GreenWorks Cleaner
Leatherman
Levi Strauss
Macy's
Patagonia
PepsiCo
REI
Verizon
 

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REI makes me want to kick puppies.

I do feel they are probably trying to do the right thing. They try to give money to "out door" organizations. It does go wrong when some of those organizations promote things that aren't in their customer's best interest. Several of the organizations they donate to have been advocates for closing or limiting access to trails in my state, although not MTB trails specifically. If you care about this sort of thing, your LBS is likely a better bet.

I'm just not part of the REI cult. I don't want to shop for rebates, I don't want a coupon, and I'm not a member. After a particularly painful purchase of a Novara bike, I'm just done. They treated me like I was a criminal for taking a new bike off the sales floor and trying to pay for it at a register. I'd gladly pay 20% more at a LBS if they were any better.
 

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I bought a Novara Big Buzz from REI last year after I couldn't find a used one. I have had multiple problems with it, but REI is trying to take care of the problem. I'd rather go to REI then other outdoor stores in my area due to prices, services, and return policy. I do not go their for bike advice though because they don't really know what they are talking about.

My preferred LBS is a chain and I prefer them for the prices, employees, return policy, and they never try to up sale me. I go to some of the higher end bike shops and they consistently try to sell me **** I don't need that's overpriced and would be a hassle to return if I hate it or break it.
 

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Not trying to hi-jack your thread, but I'd think twice before spending a cent at REI (or any other company on the list below). They donate to Sierra Club, which last time I looked, is not very MTB friendly.

American Express
Anheuser Busch
Black & Decker
Camelbac
Charles schwabb
Chevron
Coca Cola
Colombia sportswear
Fat Tire
ExxonMobil
GAP
GreenWorks Cleaner
Leatherman
Levi Strauss
Macy's
Patagonia
PepsiCo
REI
Verizon
Dude, I want my ignorance back :mad:
 

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Not trying to hi-jack your thread, but I'd think twice before spending a cent at REI (or any other company on the list below). They donate to Sierra Club, which last time I looked, is not very MTB friendly.

American Express
Anheuser Busch
Black & Decker
Camelbac
Charles schwabb
Chevron
Coca Cola
Colombia sportswear
Fat Tire
ExxonMobil
GAP
GreenWorks Cleaner
Leatherman
Levi Strauss
Macy's
Patagonia
PepsiCo
REI
Verizon
For all you and I know, our LBS may be:

Voting for all the politicians you hate.
Drowning puppies in back yard kiddie pools.
Watching child pornography on the internet.
Supporting ISIS.
Drinking Bud Lite.

Pick your poison. There is no such thing as a total green, guilt free, sin free retailer.
 

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Saw a Pugsley at the Denver store when I was there a few months back searching their clearance racks for some "reasonably priced" hiking clothes.
 

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The Schaumburg IL REI has had these Ogre models on display for literally over 2 years.. They are now on clearance for 1.1k for an Ogre complete... Some of the sales will include Surly brands. That's how I got my Pugsley for 20% off.. If anyone wants an ogre you should see if REI will ship store to store for you on these clearance ogres
 
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