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i am going buy parts and have the lbs build the bike instead of them ordering the parts and then building. ie-gore cables, hadley hubs, oro brakes, sram xo aniversary edition carbon derail., i was just wondering if there was a one stop shop like nashbar or performance that had higher end parts. thanks
 

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kdh344 said:
i am going buy parts and have the lbs build the bike instead of them ordering the parts and then building. ie-gore cables, hadley hubs, oro brakes, sram xo aniversary edition carbon derail., i was just wondering if there was a one stop shop like nashbar or performance that had higher end parts. thanks
That shop is going to love you.
 

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kdh344 SRAM X.0 i will search the Ebay and get them from there $90 - $115 USD for new 08' carbon ( friend of mine got one week ago for $74) .. Triggers ? same thing Ebay i got mine for $70 new..try to look for late auctions that will end late at night :) search Ebay with a strings like X.0 X.O X0 XO X-O etc.. search on here for the rest of your parts, try to use the coupons for 5% - 20% off . Good luck !

www.qbike.com
www.bestwebbuys.com/bikes/index.cfm
www.spadout.com
 

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i have spent thousands of dollars on bikes at my lbs. they know of my intent and have no problem with it.

why cant you ever get a straight answer here.:rolleyes:
 

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kdh344 said:
why cant you ever get a straight answer here.:rolleyes:
Partly because you asked too broad a question. Ask for exactly what you want (the specific parts) and leave out the info that does not matter (who is going to install them).
 

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chainreactioncycles is very hard to beat for Shimano stuff. Free shipping if the dollar amount is high enough. IMO it's getting harder to find any real deals on Ebay because many of the Ebay stores have buy-it-now prices instead of auctions and their prices are no better than most of the regular on-line stores.
 

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I've used all the shops mentioned here except for speedgoat. I would suggest staying away from Blue Sky unless you like waiting weeks for delivery after your credit card has been charged. I've been happy with the others.
 

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they don't take credit cards, and only accept bank wire transfers...

If you want value priced high end parts the USD vs the GBP is at historic levels

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/
http://probikekit.com/

Those will get your XTR, X.O. FOX Fseries forks, etc...

Now if you really really want the high end stuff you want to go here:

http://www.extralite.com/
http://sales.light-bikes.com/
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/
http://starbike.com/
http://www.b-t-p.de/B-T-P_Team/b-t-p_team1.html

also it is faux pas to bring a giant box of parts to a bicycle shop to have them assemble the bike for you. One or two parts is ok, I usually say, my gf gave it to me as a gift.

You can also try writing down a list and asking the LBS for their best price. A lot of the times you will be surprised how close they will match to your best prices you spec'd online. Because you still need to factor in shipping, and a lot of the times you can not get all the parts from one internet source.

Still you need to weigh your pros and cons. A lot of the times I can still beat the LBS, because Canada is full of exclusive distributor BS forcing dealers to sell at MSRP, and USA stores can't sell parts across teh boarder. That is when I hit up the UK guys. They offer free shipping a lot of times. That or the fact that I want the really boutique stuff that the local bike store has never even heard about.

Good luck.
 
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