Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

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skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

Js2 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Thanks for the heads up. Corsa 2.0 Graphene pack is at 78.59 after the discount, super good deal!
wow nice, they didn't even advertise anywhere the discount on vittoria tires. it just shows up in cart automatically.

What are peoples thoughts on Corsa G+ 2.0 vs Gp5000 in 25mm?
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
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PeytonM
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by PeytonM

Agree Merlin has good prices

But gp5s are $65Aus (25mm) $70Aus(28mm) in the lbs here including tax 10%.

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Robius
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by Robius

GP5000s are cheaper on wiggle.
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by Ironbarista

skyliner1004 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:12 am
JerryLook wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 pm
I ordered tires from them on Saturday (13Jul) and they cleared customs in NY today. So I would guess about a week for you in NYC
can u tell me how the tracking works? I have a Trakpak traking number with status:
Date/Time Activity Event Code Location
18/07/2019 15:57:26 DEPARTED Merlin Cycles Ltd

And when clicking more details it brings me to Fedex that says:
Scheduled delivery: Pending
LABEL CREATED
Shipment information sent to FedEx

DW C. Sub IBC-JFK
15201 ROCKAWAY BLVD
JAMAICA, NY US 114342867
1 718 526-5300
The label created for FedEx is when it clears US customs. The trakpak will show its path until then, then use the FedEx link after that. Just be patient and you'll get your stuff.

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by JerryLook

^What he said. And it transitions from trakpak to Fedex in Jamaica NY.

The Euro FedEx date format always throws me the first time I glance at it, with the day first. Lol
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skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

Oh ok thanks, today i see some type of update from Trakpak :

Date/Time Activity Event Code Location
19/07/2019 09:50:28 TRAKPAK PROCESS CENTRE 198 BASILDON, SS15 6TR, GB
18/07/2019 15:57:26 DEPARTED Merlin Cycles Ltd 218

I used to order shit tons from PBK back in 2010-2012, but been out of the game since
Robius wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 pm
GP5000s are cheaper on wiggle.
Thats not true. As of today: wiggle is $45.99 for 25mm, $57 for 23mm
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-gr ... 5000-tyre/
I paid $85 for 2 tires + 2 Conti Race Tubes from Merlin
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

Vuong05
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by Vuong05

skyliner1004 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Oh ok thanks, today i see some type of update from Trakpak :

Date/Time Activity Event Code Location
19/07/2019 09:50:28 TRAKPAK PROCESS CENTRE 198 BASILDON, SS15 6TR, GB
18/07/2019 15:57:26 DEPARTED Merlin Cycles Ltd 218

I used to order shit tons from PBK back in 2010-2012, but been out of the game since
Robius wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 pm
GP5000s are cheaper on wiggle.
Thats not true. As of today: wiggle is $45.99 for 25mm, $57 for 23mm
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-gr ... 5000-tyre/
I paid $85 for 2 tires + 2 Conti Race Tubes from Merlin
I was also confused about the cheaper deal mentioned from wiggle. When I added the tires to my cart on both sites, Merlin was still cheaper, is there a discount code from wiggle that people are using to get it cheaper than Merlin?
Current Stable. Evo (Storm Trooper) : 5.39kg | Alchemy Eros : Heavy (7.25kg)

skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

Vuong05 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:51 pm
skyliner1004 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Oh ok thanks, today i see some type of update from Trakpak :

Date/Time Activity Event Code Location
19/07/2019 09:50:28 TRAKPAK PROCESS CENTRE 198 BASILDON, SS15 6TR, GB
18/07/2019 15:57:26 DEPARTED Merlin Cycles Ltd 218

I used to order shit tons from PBK back in 2010-2012, but been out of the game since
Robius wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 pm
GP5000s are cheaper on wiggle.
Thats not true. As of today: wiggle is $45.99 for 25mm, $57 for 23mm
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-gr ... 5000-tyre/
I paid $85 for 2 tires + 2 Conti Race Tubes from Merlin
I was also confused about the cheaper deal mentioned from wiggle. When I added the tires to my cart on both sites, Merlin was still cheaper, is there a discount code from wiggle that people are using to get it cheaper than Merlin?
no, the guy probably didn't read. Youd have to add it to cart @ Merlin and the discount shows automatically.
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ChiZ01
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by ChiZ01

no LBS can complete with Merlin, they are selling at OEM price, the price most LBS get from their suppliers.

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prebsy
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by prebsy

they can't price match but i think everyone would rather support their LBS if prices were even close. Being able to have a tire in hand immediately vs waiting a week or two is worth something just not worth 2X.
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Js2
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by Js2

Unfortunately the closest LBS service was close to non-existent with a don't care attitude. I always had better service from online retailer thus far, thus I vote with my money. Yes the employees seems like cool bike dudes, but they don't know how to run a business with good customer service.

skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

Yea sometimes they should stop hiring "biker dudes" to work in their shops. We all know that many cyclists are arrogant pricks
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by AJS914

ChiZ01 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:36 pm
no LBS can complete with Merlin, they are selling at OEM price, the price most LBS get from their suppliers.
Isn't Merlin selling these at cost as a loss leader?

skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

AJS914 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:33 pm
ChiZ01 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:36 pm
no LBS can complete with Merlin, they are selling at OEM price, the price most LBS get from their suppliers.
Isn't Merlin selling these at cost as a loss leader?
I don't know, how do we laymen know what's an lbs's cost?
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

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AJS914
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by AJS914

Lots of folks here seem to work in the industry or at an LBS. In any case, the LBS wholesale price is probably less than what Merlin sells them for.

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