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Old 08-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #776
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Totally true. I'd buy locally if the prices werent more than 10-30% over online... I like buying in store better, i get instant gratification...

But some stuff, online is just better. I kinda gambled on the shoe fitment tbh... I tried on one pair of shimano mtb shoes (belonged to my friend), and just went with the same sizing since we were same sized feet.

turned out 100% perfect.

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Good comparison would be bsp charging $230 for the Giro Atmos, while i got it for $140

http://bspbikes.com/product/giro-atmos-154815-1.htm
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #777
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Did you get your stuff shipped to Blaine/Point Roberts?
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #778
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^^ Negative. Came direct to my house

Theres an invoice in a clear pouch outlining exactly how much the order was... no tax charged.. nothing.

Canadapost came and just had me sign for it that was it.
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SHUT THE F...............

No way.

Done. No more runs to Blaine for me! x 100

Edit: GREddie confirmed the same experience!
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #780
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I'd probably say its a hit or miss kinda thing with how customs taxes personal parcels... I'm gonna chalk it up to me being lucky

Just went out to do a groceries run on the bike with my new gear.

Cycling shoes.... WOW. What a difference... the power u can generate thru the whole pedal stroke... so different than riding on flats
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #781
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What?!?! I got charged duties and taxes on my last order from Chain Reaction and my order was only $270.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #782
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All of my orders from Chainreaction were around $150 and I didn't have to pay. Perhaps you need to stay around that price range to be safe.

I also made a few orders from Nashbar. I'm not sure if this whole guarantee order totals in checkout is new, but my orders were over $200 and I paid at the door every time.
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Seems like a lot of peeps here Road bike. Any do mountain biking?
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Just received my order from CRC this morning. It was 149 CAD and got taxed.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #786
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Yea, seems like it's random on how and when people get taxed...

How many of you guys commute rain or shine?

I've been able to get away with riding with a 'water resistant' light weight shell since it hasn't rained very hard in the last few months. But when it pours, I start to get pretty wet sit the seams aren't taped.

Any of you guys invest in a nicer jacket?

I'm wondering if I should get a waterproof shell, or fork out the dough for a nicer jacket where it's got some thermal properties + completely waterproof... (example the Campagnolo jackets: Campagnolo Tech Motion - SPACEHAB Windproof Jacket SS12 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com )

I haven't riden in super cold rain, so it's hard to know how warm of a jacket / or how many layers i need
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Seems like a lot of peeps here Road bike. Any do mountain biking?
It was my life in the past. Bought a road bike a few months ago. It's great and all, but you definitely don't get the adrenaline rush of ripping down a mountain on the edge of control. Well maybe when that parked car open's their door

Mountain bike is next, there is no compromise!
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I bike quite a bit in the rain. MEC has decent shells for cycling.

I wear my North Face soft shell for my commute to work. Is simple/affordable and does its job.


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How many of you guys commute rain or shine?

I've been able to get away with riding with a 'water resistant' light weight shell since it hasn't rained very hard in the last few months. But when it pours, I start to get pretty wet sit the seams aren't taped.

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I haven't riden in super cold rain, so it's hard to know how warm of a jacket / or how many layers i need
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Nice. Good too see some Mountain bikers. I started last month. Went to whislter for the first time last week. Had a blast. I got a 09 Kona dawg deluxegood starter bike, but I'd like something like lowside67
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Nice. Good too see some Mountain bikers. I started last month. Went to whislter for the first time last week. Had a blast. I got a 09 Kona dawg deluxegood starter bike, but I'd like something like lowside67
Debating on if I should get a Full Face helmet
Fullface helmets are great if your going down hill ie: Whistler, North Shore. I found when doing XC and having to ride uphill, especially in summer, I was riding around with it on my bars most of the time Its just too damn hot.
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I was actually thinking that too. I'd only use it for DH.
Glad you covered this for me. Ill stick with my snowboarding helmet for now lol
I'd like to check out north shore. Where do u go for that? Guess I can
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Kool pics. Where was that taken?
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Nice. Good too see some Mountain bikers. I started last month. Went to whislter for the first time last week. Had a blast. I got a 09 Kona dawg deluxegood starter bike, but I'd like something like lowside67
Debating on if I should get a Full Face helmet
I wanted to start MTB'ing as well. Been to the bike park a few times and loved it. Any good recommendations on bikes? or beginner trails? Don't want to pay 70 bux to rent every time I got to Whistler.
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I wanted to start MTB'ing as well. Been to the bike park a few times and loved it. Any good recommendations on bikes? or beginner trails? Don't want to pay 70 bux to rent every time I got to Whistler.
i recomend KONA on craiglist.
affordable, used, high quality mountain bikes.
as far as trails, try burnaby mountain. although its known for pussies lol

here my mountain bike and my folding bike
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Photos were taken in the Sunpeaks bike park.

If you want to ride locally, you have 3 options - Cypress, Seymour, or Fromme. Seymour or Cypress you can shuttle (ie drive to the top), Fromme requires pedalling up which starts at the top of Mountain Highway. Cypress is probably too advanced for a noob, Seymour has a few more beginner trails, but Fromme is probably best.

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