Canyon Bikes

Guest_Omega Man_* 25 Dec 2012

Hey all.

Has anyone on the hub bought a Canyon bike from Canyon before? I'd like to know what the costs/duties were like an what the overall buying experience was like.

Cheers.
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Christie's Photo Christie 25 Dec 2012

I also browsed their site. Grand Canyon 29er looks nice!
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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 25 Dec 2012

Last time I checked you will have to add:

14% VAT
15% Duty (cause it's a complete bike)
Shipping

Info was inconclusive whether you will have to add the 10% "competition" duty as well. Know 2 guys who ordered from them and the service was ace. But both of them ordered to overseas destinations, only one brought the bike back here "2nd hand".
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Witkop's Photo Witkop 25 Dec 2012

keep in mind that you will not pay the German tax on the bike. So the retail price may be more than the price which you will pay. Then the RSA 14% vat may not feel that steep. (UK pays 20% VAT). Alo customs knocks you 15% duty on a complete bike (it must be invoiced as complete bike). They have been known to let almost complete bikes through without the 15% duty. Lastly, postage also remains a big surprise. You may need to add R1K to the overall price for shipping (see if you can include spares in the box). Lasty, if you pay via card or EFT the banks also take a cut. (Almost 5% of the transction).

Set up a spreed sheet and factor all this in before you buy.
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javadude's Photo javadude 25 Dec 2012

keep in mind that you will not pay the German tax on the bike. So the retail price may be more than the price which you will pay. Then the RSA 14% vat may not feel that steep. (UK pays 20% VAT). Alo customs knocks you 15% duty on a complete bike (it must be invoiced as complete bike). They have been known to let almost complete bikes through without the 15% duty. Lastly, postage also remains a big surprise. You may need to add R1K to the overall price for shipping (see if you can include spares in the box). Lasty, if you pay via card or EFT the banks also take a cut. (Almost 5% of the transction).

Set up a spreed sheet and factor all this in before you buy.


Shipping of a complete bike is 400 euros, so a bit more than R1K.
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Cav''s Photo Cav' 26 Dec 2012

Shipping of a complete bike is 400 euros, so a bit more than R1K.

Not 1k
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Cippo's Photo Cippo 26 Dec 2012

With the decline of Rand against Euro and Pound it is becoming more and more expensive to shop online. Sone things are even cheaper locally.
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javadude's Photo javadude 26 Dec 2012

Not 1k


Thats what i was trying to say :-)
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Cippo's Photo Cippo 26 Dec 2012

It's good that Canyon sells direct and you get a crash replacement option as well. Problem is if you have to claim for factory fault or crash you are then liable for pnp back to Germany. I like the idea of dealing with someone face to face when forking out over 30k for a bike ( if I had 30k to spend on a bike).
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'Dale's Photo 'Dale 26 Dec 2012

What beautiful bikes Canyon.
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Guest_Omega Man_* 26 Dec 2012

Thanks for the replies. Anyone actually bought one and had it shipped here?

Saw the delivery cost of 400 euro. ouch
Edited by Omega Man, 26 December 2012 - 08:45 .
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Guest_Omega Man_* 26 Dec 2012

Last time I checked you will have to add:

14% VAT
15% Duty (cause it's a complete bike)
Shipping

Info was inconclusive whether you will have to add the 10% "competition" duty as well. Know 2 guys who ordered from them and the service was ace. But both of them ordered to overseas destinations, only one brought the bike back here "2nd hand".


If I factor in all of the taxes and duties and delivery less the German VAT it's STILL under 50k for a DH bike with a Cane Creek Double Barrel, Kashima fox 40, Mavic Deemax wheels etc etc.

Hard to ignore.
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rock's Photo rock 26 Dec 2012

with a complete bike the vat works out to 17.5%, and if like most people you're not vat registered just work on 32.5% 'tax' to make things easier, this isn't calculated on the shipping but if they mention items like packing or any documentation charges at origin you will pay on those as well not juts the bike.....
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Cippo's Photo Cippo 26 Dec 2012

If I factor in all of the taxes and duties and delivery less the German VAT it's STILL under 50k for a DH bike with a Cane Creek Double Barrel, Kashima fox 40, Mavic Deemax wheels etc etc.

Hard to ignore.




Hmmmm, someone has their eye on a Torque FRX. It is pretty hard to ignore this beast.

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Edited by Cippo, 26 December 2012 - 09:13 .
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Jaco-fiets's Photo Jaco-fiets 26 Dec 2012

Are those prices on their site without the German tax?

Are there local agents for these bikes and do we have price indications?
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Guest_Omega Man_* 26 Dec 2012

Are those prices on their site without the German tax?

Are there local agents for these bikes and do we have price indications?

I think the prices include German tax. There's no local agent anywhere. They are sold exclusively online cutting out agents and the like hence the attractive pricing. The downside being warranty claims.

I've always liked the build quality of the bikes having seen quite a few up close. (Their main test rider Rob J is a friend of a friend and he often comes out here to ride in the European winter)
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