I see procycle is lurking we need a atv tire for the rear and we are going to the shinko 241.
I have a question.Unfortunately, we can't buy tires in boxcar quantities like Motorcycle Superstore does. We look very carefully at everything we price and balance those prices as well as we can. If my highest priority was to have cheap cheap prices I could not afford to hire and retain talented employees - like mrbracket for example. Without mrbracket we would not even have a TW200 page and just like the big cheap mass retailers we would not have anybody who even knows what a TW200 is.
My highest priority is to run a healthy business that is vital enough to attract and keep good knowledgeable enthusiastic employees. My biggest responsibility is to keep the business profitable. I have a dozen great people who depend on the health of ProCycle for their continued livelihood. I know very well just what we have to make in order to keep the books writing in black ink. Trying to match prices with companies that buy 1000 tires for every one tire I buy would be a quick way to find all of us looking for new jobs.
Some folks will always just want the cheapest they can find and don't care much who it comes from. That's fine, I do the same thing with some things I buy but I already know I don't want to run a business that plays that game. To try to compete on that level I would have to have a staff of minimum wage workers. There would be a lot of turnover and a lot of mistakes. I would always be hiring or firing someone. It wouldn't be any fun. Fun is the main reason all of us here at ProCycle got into motorcycles in the first place. Here's something I'm quite proud of - since opening ProCycle in 2002 I only have 2 ex-employees and one of those left to go back to grad school. I sometimes joke that we hire them for life. That isn't really that much of a joke. We hire very carefully and try to find the persons best strengths and put them to use. We also try to pay them as well as we can - which is generally much better than the majority of folks who work in the motorcycle business. We have also kept everyone working through the slow winter months. This dedication to employees means ProCycle is never going to be the cheapest place but I like to think it is the best place.
We offer some things that I think are of good value beyond having the lowest prices - TW stuff easy to find one one page, new products that would otherwise not even exist and people a customer can talk to who actually own and ride TWs and have firsthand knowledge and experience. Those are things you won't find anywhere else.
edit: I'll pass the note to mrbracket to make sure the Shinko 241 Trials and Duro ATV tire get added to the TW page.
We LIKE requests like that but sometines we have to be told a couple of times before it sinks in
I would ask them on here. https://www.procycle.us/email.htmlI have a question.
it's really hard to buy tires in TW sizes here in nz.
can you estimate the cost of shipping a set of tires to New Zealand?
i'm sure it won't be cheap - but if you can easily work out an estimate, it would really help!
Auckland New Zealand (post code 1022 if that helps)
yeah - as someone that ships a lot of stuff from the USA to here - those calculators are generally VERY inaccurate.