Raleigh Shimano 105 Mavic Open Pro 700c Road Rear Wheel
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Founded in 1889 by Charles Idoux and Lucien Chanel, Mavic are a bike component and clothing manufacturer, primarily known for strong yet lightweight rims. The famous yellow logo has appeared on hoops for many victorious professional riders throughout cycling's rich history. In 1934 Antonin Magne won the Tour De France on their Dura tube rimmed wheels, which weighed nearly half that of their competitors. Clothing and footwear are more recent addition to the Mavic stable, and have a reputation for being functional yet affordable. For an in-depth guide to the history of Mavic, please visit their website or wikipedia page.
Amazon famously started off as a book shop operated from a garage in Bellevue, Washington. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1995, the company rapidly expanded it's product ranges, from books to CDs and DVDs to eventually include pretty much everything under the sun. This is highlighted in the recognisable logo, where the orange arrow points from "A" to "Z". The low pricing and fast delivery (if you use their popular Prime membership) results in Amazon being a popular retailer for cycling products, both from Amazon directly and the 3rd party sellers as well.
So what does this mean for me as a bargain hunting cyclist?! The good news is that Amazon regularly have ridiculous discounts on individual items. Whereas most retailers will discount a product equally in all sizes and colours, Amazon have the unusual trait of reducing a single size at 70-80% off, whereas the rest of the sizes will be at full retail price. If you're prepared to hunt for deals, then you can grab some amazing bargains - I've bought £160 cycling jackets for £25 - and once the item has been purchased, the price has immediately returned to the original RRP again. There doesn't seem to be a great deal of logic to what is reduced, it's not just certain sizes or ugly colours, but if you're prepared to put a bit of work in, you can save hundreds.
Please note: With designer or expensive goods, it is worth only buying products directly from Amazon or third party sellers with excellent feedback, to ensure that they are genuine models and not cheap copies.