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Best US-Can shipping for trainer

AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
Say someone wanted to ship a 49 lb trainer from USA to Canada. Anyone know the cheapest way? Individual to individual.

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    Why didn't you order a STAC Zero from Toronto?
    Craig_D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    edited February 14
    Matt said:

    Why didn't you order a STAC Zero from Toronto?

    Are they really a Canadian company? Anyone here have one?
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    Craig_DCraig_D Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM

    Matt said:

    Why didn't you order a STAC Zero from Toronto?

    Are they really a Canadian company? Anyone here have one?
    @AaronWebstey I bought a basic one with plans to upgrade it later this year. I love it but have been too busy to ride it lately. I bought it via your amazon.ca link last year so I could pay in Canadian pesos. @James Lange also has one I believe. Do it. You won’t regret it.

    AaronWebstey
    Canadian Division
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    Steve HalewskiSteve Halewski Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @AaronWebstey I had the basic one and upgraded to the smart version when it came out. I love it, it works great and is pretty much silent. The road feel isn't amazing, but it is more than good enough in my opinion.
    Craig_D

    Steve Halewski
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    KenElPescadoPeladoKenElPescadoPelado Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    Say someone wanted to ship a 49 lb trainer from USA to Canada. Anyone know the cheapest way? Individual to individual.

    1) Feed her some protein, she sounds malnourished and may have an eating disorder.

    2) There are good deals to be found on flights via Expedia.

    3) This sounds like human trafficking, which i cannot condone.
    Steve HalewskiCraig_DMartinMattAaronWebsteywchevronsimonsen77
    Sometimes I tweet... Follow PescadoPelado
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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    Say someone wanted to ship a 49 lb trainer from USA to Canada. Anyone know the cheapest way? Individual to individual.

    If you are not in a rush, call a 3PL and ask them for a quote. Otherwise it's probably USPS, as they will have the lowest brokerage charges.
    AaronWebstey
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member

    @AaronWebstey I had the basic one and upgraded to the smart version when it came out. I love it, it works great and is pretty much silent. The road feel isn't amazing, but it is more than good enough in my opinion.

    Road feel is better with the added wheel weights. (now standard on 2018/9 models)
    Craig_D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Martin said:

    Say someone wanted to ship a 49 lb trainer from USA to Canada. Anyone know the cheapest way? Individual to individual.

    If you are not in a rush, call a 3PL and ask them for a quote. Otherwise it's probably USPS, as they will have the lowest brokerage charges.
    WTF is a 3PL
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    James LangeJames Lange Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    I love my StacZero, mostly because it's so quiet and allows me to train with power without a power meter.

    Great company too. When I bought it they counterweight didn't fit on my hub. I e-mailed them, they asked me for some pics and measurements, and within a week I had a 3D printed adapter that fixed the problem.
    MattCraig_D


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    Steve HalewskiSteve Halewski Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Matt said:

    @AaronWebstey I had the basic one and upgraded to the smart version when it came out. I love it, it works great and is pretty much silent. The road feel isn't amazing, but it is more than good enough in my opinion.

    Road feel is better with the added wheel weights. (now standard on 2018/9 models)
    The additional weights definitely did improve the road feel.
    Matt

    Steve Halewski
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Well I feel like a bad Canadian, but I went ahead with a kickr Core. This is easily the most expensive thing I have bought for myself in the past 15 years (at least). See you on Zwift, players!
    KenElPescadoPeladokjrunnin
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Oh - and bikeflights.com ended up being cheapest.
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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member


    This is easily the most expensive thing I have bought for myself in the past 15 years (at least). See you on Zwift, players!

    One could argue that whatever cheap bottle of whiskey you bought the day you conceived the twins was more expensive, but I hear ya.
    AaronWebsteyMattCraig_Dkjrunninsimonsen77
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    Did you get the engagement ring at Costco?

    WTF is a 3PL

    Third-party logistics. They send your stuff by boat/air/Fedex/etc. for you and a whole bunch of other people/companies and help with Customs.
    AaronWebsteyCraig_D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    In case you've seen me crushing 1w/kg on Zwift, my brand new trainer was DOA and I'm waiting to hear when they'll be shipping a new one :(

    Sticking it out on the old minoura mag500 with speed/cadence for now!
    MattRobert RankinKenElPescadoPelado
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    power to weight doper
    AaronWebstey

    But when it's my time
    to throw the next stone
    I call you beautiful

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    Seems Wahoo's quality has gone down as they've gotten more popular. I got one of the first Kickr's, and it's been a tank, but have read a lot of negative reviews lately. When you do get up and running, I've found Zwift really enjoyable. I quit riding it for TrainerRoad when they started charging, and all the new racing features are great! I start every Wednesday getting absolutely destroyed in the Morning Grand Fondo series
    AaronWebstey

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    @Robert Rankin glad to hear you like Zwift. That's pretty much the whole reason I'm getting it. Fingers crossed!
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    I'm regressing. My powerbeam shat the bed (maybe I shouldn't have sprayed water in it?) So I decided to replace it with new pedal-basdd power and my old fluid2. Should be just fine for rouvy (though so is virtual power from speed) and can use the same meter outside for consistency. If anyone wants a first gen power2max gossamer crankset I'll probably be looking to sell one in a couple weeks.
    AaronWebstey

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