heck of a job finding cyclocross bikes in stock

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by ashtons99, 7 May 2010.

  1. ashtons99

    ashtons99 New Member

    Title says it all really.

    Im down to Boardman cx pro, Scott comp cx, ridley crossbow and maybe a couple of others but no one actually has these bikes to view.
    Ive got £1000 waiting to spend but few shops and certainly halfords seem apathetic to selling
  2. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Recession? What recession? :evil: I'm surprised about the Boardman CX the others are relatively small manufacturers who are probably seriously hedging their bets rather than being lumbered with a gazillion unsold units at the end of the year.

    Evans online has the 52cm Scott Comp in stock with the others due in a week. About the same story with the Kona Jake the Snake.

    Good luck with your search.
  3. boylucifer

    boylucifer Well-Known Member

    I'll hazard a guess that it's no use to you, but the nearest LBS to me had a Ridley Crossbow in stock a few weeks ago (even had it reduced to £699) looked like a really nice bike!!! (It's Leslie Bike Shop in Fife, if it helps you any).
  4. OP

    ashtons99 New Member

    Thats a good price! £200 saving
  5. boylucifer

    boylucifer Well-Known Member

    Yup - getting a new bike next month and would love to have gotten the Crossbow, but doubt they'd do it at that price on Cyclescheme, and not sure if SWMBO would be too happy at me adding £100 to my voucher before I've even bought any new kit!!!
  6. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    C2W does seem to have caused a shortage of bike in the £700-£100 price bracket, that said my nearest LBS (the Tri Centre) can get Ridley Crossbow's in about 10 days, really nice bike, SWMBO is thinking of buying one...
  7. bauldbairn

    bauldbairn New Member

    Too true! I picked up my new bike from Halfords(non C2W) and they had four CB carbons going out that morning + what looked like another five Boardmans in boxes to be collected.

    Shop around some Halfords hold large stocks e.g. the one in Cumbernauld.

    What about the Genesis "Croix de Fer" about a grand and they had them in stock at EBC(Edinburgh Bike Coop)?
  8. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    South Norfolk
    Perhaps shops aren't restocking them because it isn't the cyclocross season?
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