Philipthelam wrote:Regarding clarence st it certainly looks nice after the renovation. However you would be crazy to buy anything there full price (except for bikes). IIRC they were selling shimano m520 pedals for $90. Just down the road at Giant sydney they are $60 (which is the rrp I think). I suppose your experiience depends on the day/person though. I was in there once when a guy was looking to buy a road bike. The salesman was really pushy for the sale until the guy told him that he left his wallet at home. Another time however the salesman was really helpful to a guy looking to buy armwarmers.
Either way they are the store that least aknowledges my presence out of all the shops in the area. It doesnt bother me because I never buy anything anyway and they probably don't think that a kid in school uniform will spend a lot of money.City bike depot is the best, they always smile and say hi when I walk in.
I worked in the CBD for a long time so know these bike shops well and yes Clarence St Cycles is probably the most expensive bike shop in Australia. Prices around 50% over most other bike shops. They rely on white collar city workers who are clearly not price sensitive. It is refreshing that they now sell Merckx bikes as well.