My one and only experience shopping on AliExpress was pretty negative. The dispute process wasn’t particularly quick and favored the merchant. I ended up getting a refund for the undelivered balance from the cc. YMMV, but I’d be especially wary on an expensive item like that.
Thanks for all the advice. After doing more research, I decided to go with Competitive Cyclist. I’ll be getting my components a bit at a time, so that when spring finally reaches Manitoba (fingers crossed), I’ll have all my parts ready to go.
The age old proverb of if it is too good to be true then it probably is.
Try and support your local bike shop where ever you can, you will be preserving that knowledge and building a relationship that will pay off in the long run.
I’ll be getting some of the lower priced components at my local shop, plus the installation. I don’t feel overly guilty, as I’ve put a lot of money into the shop over the years (more than I’ve told my wife )
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