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I swung by the Performance Shop in Ventura CA, just to check it out while the wife and baby kicked it at the toys R us and IT SUCKS COCKROACH BALLS. It used to be a Supergo, which had at least good parts all over the place. Now it's just become a barren wasteland of mediocrity. It was sad. And the employees? poor overall knowledge and a generally unhelpful attitude.

That said, here are some forks they're 'blowing out'(LOL, yes i'm shameless). might be a deal in there if you look, or might not, not sure...i thought the Shiver SC was particularly interesting. the fork on the way left is a 66Light, $560. The forks above i didn't even notice....Performance might suck, but they have a deal every once in a while. But i ain't goin' back there.

and i thought Supergo sucked. I wish they came back. :madman:
 

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why would you bring your camera into a store that you know sux? and take pictures? not that i care, just wondering what starts that mental tidal wave of a good idea :p
 

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I know people rag on Performance but I suspect those are the ones who don't take advantage of their 100% lifetime money back guarantee. Its a no brainer...you can upgrade every year to a new model and just return your old stuff. They take back anything...cables, clothing, brake pads.

Concerning photo, I don't know of any shop that stocks half that many forks.
 

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I know people rag on Performance but I suspect those are the ones who don't take advantage of their 100% lifetime money back guarantee. Its a no brainer...you can upgrade every year to a new model and just return your old stuff. They take back anything...cables, clothing, brake pads.

Concerning photo, I don't know of any shop that stocks half that many forks.
brake pads?? they'll take back used brake padds?

anyway, yeah i do take pics of random stuff, a wall of forks being one of them. genius isn't it? :D
 

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I agree - Supergo actually had some decent stuff Performance seemed to cut the selection in half. Their sales staff are scary bad, they don't even seem to know what planet they are on let alone that they work in a bike shop.
 

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I love Performance. I got a new barrel adjuster for my XT rederailleur for just 75 cents last week and they always get out of jams when I break something.

The individual store's treat you differently but you can't argue with their deals and the fact they're located just about anywhere you need them.
 

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rconceptsinc said:
I know people rag on Performance but I suspect those are the ones who don't take advantage of their 100% lifetime money back guarantee. Its a no brainer...you can upgrade every year to a new model and just return your old stuff. They take back anything...cables, clothing, brake pads.

Concerning photo, I don't know of any shop that stocks half that many forks.
didn't know they had that. that is why i've been getting stuff from (stuff i'm iffy on...like seats, etc) from rei. they have that no questions asked return policy as well.

and when you say 100% lifetime money back.....what lifetime? could they come back and say, well 1 year on brake pads is a lifetime or something like that? just a wonderin'.
 

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I have three Performance Bike shops within 20 minutes of me. I find they are good for small parts, tools, etc. If you can find a part in stock it is almost always on sale or on promotion so the price is often close to mail order. Plus they will warranty/replace tools, etc. if you break something. I noticed one day that they had some NIB 05' Reba Race w/poplock's in stock. I offered the Manager $250 for one and she said yes. I felt this was a great deal and probably could have turned around and sold if for much more.
 

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I think Performance would be a step up where I live. I used to live in Chicago and thought they were just OK. But then I moved to Indianapolis and realized that they have more stock than all the LBSs around here. If I ever need a part and walk into the LBS it go like this "hi , I'm looking for part x" "oh sorry never heard of it, but we can order it for you". Gee thanks. I can order it myself, for cheaper too usually. I think the prices would be more competetive as well. I was given a gift card for a LBS I usually never go to and walk in today. I picked up four 16g CO2 carts for $3.99 each:eek: . Yeah, a rip, but there was nothin else in the store I wanted. That is some mighty expensive air I tell ya.
 

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I have three Performance Bike shops within 20 minutes of me. I find they are good for small parts, tools, etc. If you can find a part in stock it is almost always on sale or on promotion so the price is often close to mail order. Plus they will warranty/replace tools, etc. if you break something. I noticed one day that they had some NIB 05' Reba Race w/poplock's in stock. I offered the Manager $250 for one and she said yes. I felt this was a great deal and probably could have turned around and sold if for much more.
I find the service at the shop in Oceanside is excellent. They have a friendly knowledgeable staff and I have gotten some stellar deals. I got my Reba team for 250. I got 2 Easton monkey bars for 40 bucks each and sold them for 85. Did the same with 5 pairs of Time Atac xe pedals I got for 31 bucks a pair. I ebayed them each for over 80 bucks each. There are some good deals to be had and I have never had a problem with returns even on parts that I abused. I brought back a cassette with a bent ring. they exchanged it no questions asked.
 

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I think Performance would be a step up where I live. I used to live in Chicago and thought they were just OK. But then I moved to Indianapolis and realized that they have more stock than all the LBSs around here. If I ever need a part and walk into the LBS it go like this "hi , I'm looking for part x" "oh sorry never heard of it, but we can order it for you". Gee thanks. I can order it myself, for cheaper too usually. I think the prices would be more competetive as well. I was given a gift card for a LBS I usually never go to and walk in today. I picked up four 16g CO2 carts for $3.99 each:eek: . Yeah, a rip, but there was nothin else in the store I wanted. That is some mighty expensive air I tell ya.
I'm in Indy, too, and try my darndest to support our LBSs. But sometimes I just can't bend over that far. I understand that we're a small market and that trying to break even means trying to get close to MSRP, but as a consumer, the premium for convenience doesn't matter each and every time.

That said, most of them seem open to conversations...

Hey, I'm going to start another topic re: warranty claims. Look here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=2677261#post2677261
 

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performance here in NC is awesome,but it's one of the original ones. The main wrench is probably the best and most knowledgeable one around. They do have awesome clearance, and the "outlet" section has good stuff (where they send returns) cuz it's all 40% off. Had an '07 Manitou Black in there but someone else got it before I did. Got some awesome sram shifters for $40 on sale, returned them after I installed them to get twisties instead. I also live in the same county as their warehouse, so I love performance. Might get a job there in the fall
 
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