Anyone have any recommendations for where I should shop for biking gear? There are a ton of places that advertise in some of the magazines I get, just wondering if you guys know the ones for the best deals. Thanks in advance.
I suspect that everyone that has ridden a bike for a while has gotten something from them. I think it may be difficult to NOT find something you are looking for on their site. You could shop for a slightly better price or more choices but Performance will have something in every category of bike related stuff. Their return policy completely open. If you are unsure, buy it from Performance.
For tubes, lubes, and some components you can go to mail order but for stuff like saddle, shoes, helmets, stems, or anything that come in multiple sizes, shapes, and configurations you really should get them at your local bike shop because you want to make sure they fit properly and will suit your needs.
Not to mention, you can also pick up some decent stuff from Amazon and eBay Buy-It-Nows. I would recommend avoiding Beyond Bikes, as I am one of many who have experienced misleading customer service and poor representation of their inventory.