San Diego post-mortem, component kit prices, and frame price updates
April 14th, 2010 - By admin
The San Diego show was great, thanks to the SDCBS crew for pulling it off, Sean W. for piloting the Suburban, Mo R. for his cultural insight into his rich Filipino/Mexican heritage, and Steve S. for the snack management. Lots more cool stuff to talk about from the show, and I’ll have pictures up soon. But first, a more painful subject…
Prices are going up! Sorry, it had to happen. This post will serve as a heads-up–on May 15, standard ti frames will be $2500, SL titanium frames will be $2900. 6/4 SL frames will be discontinued until more tubes become available, which may be never. I have no idea. Steel frames will stay where they are for the time being. Any deposits in before May 15 will pay the current ‘unimproved’ frame price.
Also, we’ve always offered complete bikes, but haven’t mentioned it much. I’ll be adding component kit prices to the site soon, but here’s the Cliff’s notes version:
We have two levels of road and cyclocross kits, mountain bikes will be added later, but complete MTBs have always been available, too. We will also be posting our single speed build kit soon.
All kits use Thomson stems and seatposts, Schwalbe Durano (road) or Racing Ralph (cyclocross) tires, and Selle Italia Flow saddles.
‘Level One’ kits are Sram Red, Shimano Dura-Ace and Campagnolo Record. These kits use DT RR1450 wheels, Cane Creek 110 headsets and Ritchey carbon WCS bars. For cyclocross kits, Paul cantilevers are used. Here’s the prices:
Sram Red: $3100
Shimano Dura-Ace: $3400
Campagnolo Record: $3700
Level Two kits are Sram Force, Shimano Ultegra and Campagnolo Chorus. These kits use Reynolds Solitude wheels, Cane Creek 100 headsets and Ritchey WCS bars. For cyclocross kits, Avid Shorty 6 cantilevers are used. Here’s the prices:
Sram Force: $1750
Shimano Ultegra: $1800
Campagnolo Chorus: $2400
All the kits include everything but frame, fork, and pedals. These prices also include professional assembly by us. Since these are custom bikes, after all, you can make substitutions and we’ll adjust the price. These kits, though, use parts that we know work well, and represent a good value.