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Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

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    Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?


    I hear a rumor that do to transportation costs price will increase by 20% in FEB.

    Any truth to this? Should we buy now?

    Anyone got any info?

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    I'm saving for those ultra sticky Cheng Shins.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    well dollar suck against the euro and tires are oil

    I think Dunlop Qualifiers are made in USA

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    No.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    I don't know, but I have seen prices double in five years of racing...

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Everything is getting more expensive. Do you think rate cuts are free?

    People need to start paying attention to what the central bank is doing: bailing out the stock market at the expense of the dollar. You and I are now paying for the stupid people/companies who overextended themselves in the housing bubble.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    tires are oil
    +1

    Tires are made using mostly carbon black, which comes from petro. My company stock dropped considerably due to upper managment not accounting for increased carbon black costs. I wouldnt be surprised to see the end user pay for it in the end, though I have no concrete information.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    I know virtually nothing of economics, but I can almost guarantee that prices of tires will go up next year. Why? Inflation. For whatever reason, they always find a reason to raise prices on virtually everything a person can buy. Possibly due to oil prices, and possibly due to the value o the dollar, among other things. Point being, don;t think you can race this year for exactly the same cost as last year unless you make some adjustments to your own expenditures.

    FYI, this is not a rant about the US dollar or any other governmental/economic anything, just an observation of many years in retail, and a good chunk of living.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Everything gets more expensive as time goes on.

    Retail tire prices ARE NOT going to increase by 20% during the course of a 29 day time period.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by mzdagrl View Post
    I know virtually nothing of economics, but I can almost guarantee that prices of tires will go up next year. Why? Inflation. For whatever reason, they always find a reason to raise prices on virtually everything a person can buy. Possibly due to oil prices, and possibly due to the value o the dollar, among other things. Point being, don;t think you can race this year for exactly the same cost as last year unless you make some adjustments to your own expenditures.

    FYI, this is not a rant about the US dollar or any other governmental/economic anything, just an observation of many years in retail, and a good chunk of living.
    And in your many years of retail, the fed has never cut rates 1.25 points in a nine day period. In fact, to my knowledge they've never done that, ever, in the history of the fed.

    But they did. They're making history, and noone is the wiser because the public doesn't follow these things. But for those who do, it's pretty damn scary.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Honclfibr View Post
    They're making history, and noone is the wiser because the public doesn't follow these things. But for those who do, it's pretty damn scary.
    Shit man, who couldn't see this coming exactly the time you heard "0% down and 0% financing on a house"....

    I know my first thought was "whadda they selling cars now?"

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by bertbert2oo6 View Post
    how are those cheng shins? i wasn't familiar with the brand so i didn't even consider buying them

    Ooops! I meant ultra stinky


    Unless you have no value on life, continue your unfamiliararity with them.

    Cheng Shins = teh sux0rz

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Michelin is 5%-8% depending on the tire. Which is about average each year.

    Motul just told us to expect 10%. This was larger than we expected.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karaya One View Post
    Michelin is 5%-8% depending on the tire. Which is about average each year.

    Motul just told us to expect 10%. This was larger than we expected.
    thats expectable though, everything else went up this year...

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Michelin was no surprise. It goes up no matter what.

    The Motul was, since it was so high. Talking to Dave at Motul, the rise is not so much crude as it is the additive package that each oil they make requires. Only a few companies make the additives, and the bike industry is so small compared to four wheel that they just don't have the volume needed to get better pricing.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Speaking of new tires, are there stores around that have the new 2CTs so I can finally exchange this damn recalled one?

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Speaking of new tires, are there stores around that have the new 2CTs so I can finally exchange this damn recalled one?
    Still waiting on that? Might as well wait til 4/28 now and I'll just bring one up to Loudon for you...

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    What ever happened to

    Pilot Road 2ct

    got new Chapparral catalog and they are not in it

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    What ever happened to

    Pilot Road 2ct

    got new Chapparral catalog and they are not in it
    They're here.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    historicly, tire costs go down, while the initial cost of a tire may go up, tire technology give you more miles

    a hundred years ago, in 1908 a cotton cord tire for your winfield flier cost about $12 but only lasted 500 miles, today a common car tire costs $65 but lasts 80,000 miles which tire is cheaper

    when I first bought my SV650 in 1999, a good sport touring tire lasted 6000 miles at best, today, there are good sport touring tires that last twice as many miles and give you better traction

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    prices increase? this is a weird concept for me...

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Who gives a fuck I'm running Shinko's this year. Who's with me? They pay US to run them.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    What ever happened to

    Pilot Road 2ct

    got new Chapparral catalog and they are not in it
    They are here but in very limited quantities. Worldwide demand is much greater than French and Spanish capacity.

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karaya One View Post
    They are here but in very limited quantities. Worldwide demand is much greater than French and Spanish capacity.
    For the time being, I've got plenty of them. I'm a bit far from most of you for it to matter, but if someone wanted them badly enough...

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    Re: Are bike tire prices going up by 20% in Feb?

    I hope they don't go up to much, I need new rubbers on every street and dirt toy I own this spring

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