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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:17 am 
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sitting here drooling over the 2015 Canyon Aeroroad SLX and wondering what it takes to get one of these to the US?! i know they dont ship here but is there any way of getting one besides going there and shipping it back (too expensive for me)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:56 am 
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Make a friend who will ship to you


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:08 am 
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Is the American market flooded making it harder for them to even try ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:59 am 
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Maybe use a service like this??

http://www.borderlinx.com/US/en/

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:14 pm 
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Not shipping to Australia either. As to why??

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:14 pm 
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mjduct wrote:
Make a friend who will ship to you


Correction: An european friend with a racer's licence :) .

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:26 pm 
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I was always told it was simply more expensive than they wanted to pay to be able to sell them in the USA. They still sponsor the Topeak Ergon team which has a set of USA riders.

Definitely sad though - I don't think it has to do with the market being flooded - on forums alone there is enough demand to support that brand in the road market.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:31 pm 
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I like the Canyon bikes. I also think it's funny that they sell a "Grand Canyon" model that's not available in the US :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:30 pm 
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Cyclingtips recently did a review of the Canyon Ultimate CF, which is interesting for an Australian based publication.
With no distribution of the brand, it seemed crazy to review it.
It seems there may be something in the works to get them to Australia which will please many, many people!

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/09/canyo ... sl-review/


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:35 pm 
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I buddy from my team recently relocated to London. I'm thinking that may mean it's time to move from SuperSix to Canyon....!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:37 am 
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My impression is that breaking into the US bike market is like breaking into organized crime in Boston.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:58 pm 
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I thought the reason for not selling to the US had to do with production issues and legal issues. They have a hard enough time filling orders in Europe.


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kbbpll wrote:
My impression is that breaking into the US bike market is like breaking into organized crime in Boston.


Haha, that's probably true, if you were selling bikes in shops. Doesn't Canyon just sell online? In which case you simply collect the money from the customer, put the bike in a box, call shipping company... I'm betting they just don't think they can get up to speed on production fast enough or there are some regulatory issues with the respective countries.

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^ It's not just the US though, it's all of North America. I believe Canyon was sold in MX for a while, but hasn't for some years. Maybe it's NAFTA, maybe it's warranty logistics. Maybe the cost of setting up in NA for a direct-to-consumer European company is actually quite expensive compared to being a brand sold to/in shops.


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