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broaden your horizont:)
Posted January 16, 2005 - 06:02 AM
He told me that almost all of the suppliers have price minimums on goods that are sold. This includes boots, helmets, brake rotors...whatever. This is why most mail order prices are so similar.
He found several Czech. companies that will build products to his spec. Being that they are in house, he can charge whatever he wants for them. This lets them offer some really low cost options. He also told me if I was not happy with the Titax sproket I was looking at, I could return it and he would personally take me in the back room and let me select any brand I wanted at no extra charge.
I would not bother mentioning this, but the guy was very sincere. He is also a rider. His KTM had Titax sprokets, primary drive chain, and Titax brake rotors. The bike was hidden in the back. It was not a display piece. It had been ridden, and ridden hard.
For the most part, I agree with Brian. You do get what you pay for. The Titax stuff might be an exception.
I have an aluminum Titax rear sproket on my YZ 250. It has been ridden with for over a year. I am running one of the DID gold chains. The sproket is holding up very well.