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  1. #1
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    Hey guys, I'm looking to restock my cycling gear after a whole bunch of years of being too broke to buy badly needed new gear. Right now I'm down to hunting for a tri backpack, shoes, pedals and DeSoto Carerra shorts. Can anyone recommend any websites in the US that are reliable and have good prices on these items? I'm having them shipped to my sister in Connecticut so international shipping is not necessary at all. Thanks guys!
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    Team Estrogen is the obvious answer for at least some of the things you mentioned. They don't carry pedals, however.

    I've had good luck with any number of other retailers: Performance, Nashbar, Jenson USA, Trisports, REI and Speedgoat just to name a few. I ususually Google whatever item I'm looking for to see who offers the best price and shipping. I've yet to run into any serious problems.
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    I like Jenson and Excel Sports. I would advise against Cambria Bike, not because of any specific issue, but just because they are sooooooooo slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indysteel View Post
    I've had good luck with any number of other retailers: Performance, Nashbar, Jenson USA, Trisports, REI and Speedgoat just to name a few.
    Nashbar is owned by PerformanceBike though they run it as an independent business. They are their own distributor, and thus selection might be a bit limited.

    UniversalCycles is a personal favorite. They're a left coast LBS that interfaces with the major distributors. Speedgoat has a similar operation on the right coast.

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    2+ on Trisports for tri related stuff. Www.onetri.com is also good. Shop around for specials and close outs.

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    I've had pretty good experiences with aebike.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by NbyNW View Post
    I've had pretty good experiences with aebike.com
    Oooh; I forgot about them. They have a nice selection and, often, good prices.
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    I've done pretty well with bikesomewhere.com, although I have also used many of the other sites mentioned. No problems with any of them.
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    Try REI for clothing items. They do have good sales. They do good with general stuff like pumps and other random stuff like lights and such... worth your time. Also, I find that their websites has lots better selection. I purchase, mail to store ($0 ) and if I don't like it or fit return it right there. I also always find great outdoors brand name clothing there..check it out
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    Whew! Thanks for the recommendations. I've gone and bought everything and there's a nice big dent (although a planned for dent) in my bank account. TE was the first place I checked out after ebay. =D
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    Bonktown or Department of Goods

    I keep an eye on both, sometimes good things go in sale. Screamin' deals! Both are part of the Backcountry.com family, and I have had nothing but outstanding customer service - great return policy too.

 

 

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