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    Toronto International bike show

    Im thinking about going for the first time. Anyone ever been that can share their experiences? Are there lots of dicounts on components and stuff?

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    No, it's a flea market with everone clearing out crap.

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    Its great if you like shopping in a mob.

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    that bad eh

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    Not as good as the spring bike show

    Quote Originally Posted by clipz
    Im thinking about going for the first time. Anyone ever been that can share their experiences? Are there lots of dicounts on components and stuff?
    As it`s been posted already, there`s a lot of junk that dealers are trying to unload. I can`t remember any or few manufacturers at the fall show.

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    I don't remember seeing manufacturers at the spring show either, tho' it's been a few years. Just looked like the same people offloading stuff that was left over from the fall show

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    I went last year, huge lineup before opening and lots of people. I believe Trek bicycle company sold off their demo bikes for really good prices. I came out with a pair of cycling shoes. You just have to know what you're looking for. A deal that I wish i got was a wheelset, Easton Circuits for $200. only 1 pair.

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    Hey Clipz, maybe we're being unfair. Why don't you go and report back here?

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    lol you guys turned me right off from going now!

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    Well, I go every year and I think the fall show is fantastic. Yes there is a line up in the morning to get in, so I show up early. Contrary to what others said, everyone is not selling junk. I have bought clothing, helmets and accessories that had great discounts. It has gotten to the point that most of what I purchase is now at the fall and spring show. The spring show shows the new bikes, but it is the fall show that has the better deals. Just stand outside and watch the people leave, and see how many are carrying bags and wheeling out bikes, you will be surprised. For me I am counting down the days until it starts.

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    Ive gone the last couple of years now. Both shows each year. With a dozen or so LBS, you're bound to find something you'll like. I've bought stuff each time. Just come early because the line up do get crazy.

    Im hoping to find a pair of Sidi Ergos this year.

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    I went last year. There is a tonne of crap (most of it is clothing) that is being sold, but you can get some deals.


    I remember at the Spring show buying 5 Ultegra cassettes and chain packs from La Bicicletta. Each one was like $70. At some shops an Ultegra chain alone is $70.

    This year I'm hoping to grab some tires, tools, and possibly a bike repair stand and rollers.

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    thanks for the input its nice to hear different views

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