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Old 5th August 2021, 00:14   #6331
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Went through all the thread headings and hadn't yet come across anything related to parts sources, in particular online.

Looking for a good way to order tyres and other components, not high-end or very low-end... just reasonably priced stuff of good quality. Even if from Taiwan or whatever.

As examples, currently looking for tyres& tubes in 26-29" sizes, 7/8-speed cassette, spokes of various lengths, hubs and brake components, cables, etc.

Have seen some halfway decent Indian-made tyres like Compass and Ralson's more modern thinwall Explorer series (Marco, Vasco, etc) or even Hartex nylon as OE on some brands, but can't find anyplace to buy them online... ₹1000+ for a Ralson on Amazon/Flipkart is not what I have in mind, I can get Kendas locally for that price...

Omobikes doesn't specify their tyre brands but friend ordered and receieved a pair of very nice and very cheap Ralson Explorers... but they don't have any 27.5's or 29's listed.

Decathlon seems to have very little available at present compared with last year.

I understand that much of this may be fallout from Covid, but anyway... with cycling having become so huge, where do people buy things that are a cut above pure desi and yet still affordable? Ebay / Amazon U.S. have probably hundreds of thousands of items listed...

India seems a great market but... where???

Anyone have any leads?

-Eric

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I'm forwarding a message I got in one of the groups. Cyclops just restocked some maxxis MTB tyres. Grab them before they go out of stock!
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.10*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...dable-tubeless - *29x 2.35*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.25*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *29 x 2.35*
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I'm forwarding a message I got in one of the groups. Cyclops just restocked some maxxis MTB tyres. Grab them before they go out of stock!
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.10*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...dable-tubeless - *29x 2.35*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.25*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *29 x 2.35*
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This is what road bike riders across the country will soon be running on ...

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I'm forwarding a message I got in one of the groups. Cyclops just restocked some maxxis MTB tyres. Grab them before they go out of stock!
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.10*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...dable-tubeless - *29x 2.35*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.25*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *29 x 2.35*
Thanks, but this is not what I'd call attractive pricing - over 4k for a 29er...???

I can actually get 29" Maxxis / Kenda here in Manali for ₹900-1200, believe it or not... but on one the tread is more aggressive than what I wanted, on the other too smooth - and latter is a 29x2.5 - super-wide smoothy???!!!

Just looking for options. Are none of our Indian manufacturers up and running with stocks of improved cycle tyres? Again, the Ralson Explorer series look ok - but where to get them? Amazon.in had something in 29 at about ₹1200 a month ago - but only a couple pieces left. I guess I should have grabbed them...

But as for wires, cassettes, shifters, saddles, etc, etc??? Is there really NOTHING out there?

-Eric

EDIT: Ah, here we go:

https://www.amazon.in/Ralson-Explore...8164093&sr=8-2

But still looking for something a little more hybrid-oriented...

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But as for wires, cassettes, shifters, saddles, etc, etc??? Is there really NOTHING out there?
There is supply from Shimano, but all the big workshops are getting it directly from the distributor channels and keeping the stuff in house for paying customers only.

Paying = Labour added on.

So the "dry up" online.
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