Shimano geoblock for USA and Canada

discofrank

Likes Dirt
viva la gbox!

but seriously this is shit! comon someone has to have a family member in the UK EU to send stuff to, then forward it on to us!
also there seems to be more companies starting to come out with their own drive train stuff
Ie box , sunrace etc
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
Needed a new cassette and chain the other day, 10sp XT, had to go local store. Didn't have XT got SLX, OK... $170 holy fuck-a-duck. Last year on CRC they were 50c each just about.
Maan, I'm going to correct that to fucking 2 ducks.
 

discofrank

Likes Dirt
Needed a new cassette and chain the other day, 10sp XT, had to go local store. Didn't have XT got SLX, OK... $170 holy fuck-a-duck. Last year on CRC they were 50c each just about.
yer i got slugged $80 is for a 10 speed chain chain a while bck from lbs... $30 or so on crc, same chain!
needless to say i dont buy chains from lbs, but do buy heaps of other stuff hell they had shimano brake adaptors same price as mtb direct! :) winner
 

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
I have just noticed Chain Reaction is now selling Shimano items to Australia. This link is an example of one item:
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/shimano-xt-m8000-disc-brake-au/rp-prod181178?mx=a
Notice the AU at the end of the description. They may have a warehouse in Australia to get around the geoblocking?
Price seems high.
That is quite a price hike. I purchased my last front and rear set of XT brakes for not much more than that. The geoblock is quite likely about a price floor and items always on sale. It is about reducing consumer power.
 

Calvin27

Likes Bikes and Dirt
That is quite a price hike. I purchased my last front and rear set of XT brakes for not much more than that. The geoblock is quite likely about a price floor and items always on sale. It is about reducing consumer power.
Surely at some stage they have to realise the economic limitations of their pricing structure though? I mean looking at crc shimano prices now, $85 for a 10 speed cassette is pretty insane. It basically makes sunrace a really viable alternative that most would probably shift to.

Even if folks stuck to shimano, it would funnel them to new bikes sales instead of buying parts which means shimano get oem saleswhich is smaller margins than retail? Unless of course they simply expect people to keep the same behaviors and keep buying stuff.
 
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