Fortnine

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Jbone11 11, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Smashy

    Smashy Been here awhile

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    Are those distributors willing to let you order from them directly for a lower price than what Fortnine is asking? My guess is no.
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  2. GP1200

    GP1200 Been here awhile

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    You guessed correct. But you understood my point , right ? Not only do they not have a brick and mortar store, they are shipping from another distributor , not even their own warehouse. Every KLIM order has taken two weeks + . That's unacceptable.
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  3. Ronzo69

    Ronzo69 Been here awhile

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    I ordered Klim Vanguards from F9 and they were here in less than 5 working days.
    GP bikes did not have my size in stock and I was told if I ordered them they will take up to a month to arrive. :hmmmmm
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  4. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    Talk to Klim in Richmond, BC. I've been pretty happy with F9, not sure what REvzilla does better, never dealt with them.
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  5. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    Got tires from Fortnine recently. Shipped from Montreal. 6 days from order to delivered to my door.
    Hard to fault that service.
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  6. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Actually yes they do. And even better, they allow YOU to select the dealer you want the profit of the sale to be shared with!
    So you can buy product, shipped to your house, at the same price as fortnine (who doesn't care about riders in Canada at all), and the profits can be kept in your locality, or sent to any dealer anywhere in the nation who you'd like to send a few dollars to for sponsoring events you ride or trails you enjoy as a thank you for their work, even when they're too far away to visit!

    Kimpex Canada (the largest distributer in Canada by the way) offers this service at https://www.kimpex.com/en-ca/home
    Motovan Canada also offers it at https://motovan.com/
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  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    F9 just got an equity firm to buy in, apparently to fund an expansion, it was just announced. No details given, just a press release.
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  8. caje47

    caje47 Adventurer

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    My latest order was placed on Friday afternoon, arrived today (Monday). Never had an order take longer than a week. It helps being just outside of Montreal.
  9. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    I ordered a helmet last Sunday. Shipped Monday, arrived Friday.

    5 days to Edmonton, which is faster than pre-covid.
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  10. Ronzo69

    Ronzo69 Been here awhile

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    Ordered Antigravity XP1 Sunday at 10:30pm.
    They price matched and threw in an coupon for extra $15 off.
    Arrived today!!!!!!
    Less than 36 hours to get to me.
    If you have a problem with that type of service....you have issues.
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  11. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    we fortunate, having Fortnine in Canada.
    my local dealer bends me over at every opportunity. takes no prisoners.
    i only buy factory parts from them - even then, it's sometimes less expensive to order from Europe.
    in the "olden days" a 10% discount was the norm, at dealerships. i've given up on even asking, these days.
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  12. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    My dealer in Courtenay is competitive with F-9 , I don't have to haggle , If they can't beat or match they usually give a recommendation . I buy most of my stuff there and if I don't want to fight with a stiff sidewall tire , they do it for $ 20 - $ 30 . :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup Edit ; F-9 is usually quick and they have stock , Ryan does good reviews so I don't mind giving them my online business .:thumbup:thumbup
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  13. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    Ordered and received a bunch of stuff from Fortnine over the last couple of months. Stuff the local dealers didn't stock, couldn't order or couldn't be bothered to help me with. Klim, Alpinestars, Rekluse, TKCs. Lead time not an issue. In one case, the stuff arrived less than 48 hours after ordering. Good communication/customer service unlike some of the local shops. Has saved me many trips to the suburbs for gear/parts. What's not to like?
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  14. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    I have to admit, my last order was much quicker....I'm glad they have.
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  15. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Haven't had to order much Fort Nine this year. I bought too much last year and still playing catch up. But on a work front where we order car parts from all over on a daily basis. Even our local supplier is starting to feel the effects of the Covid Slow down. Just Random stuff. Waited two months for a quality steering rack to arrive. Two remans leaked but that is a different story. Ordered bits for a TR6 Trans and Moss can't deliver. No time line on the Back order and they are struggling to keep warehouses open. Got them from England in 6 days. Hmmmm. So just a warning that maybe this random shipping delay is going to be with us for a while and Fort 9 is going to have no control of what is available today and not tomorrow. Not defending just speaking from what I am experiencing.
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  16. B-Nads

    B-Nads Been here awhile

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    I live a half hour north of Laval, so my orders from F9 have always been ridiculously fast on anything that's marked "in stock". I've also yet to find any Canadian-based gear outlet that has the volume of discounted or new gear. That said, one of the local dealerships with a very impressive stock of gear on hand has shown a willingness to compete with F9 prices when I go in - good for me on both fronts, and if F9 weren't there, those prices would remain inflated. I shop with both.
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  17. smoky

    smoky Been here awhile

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    I like FortNine and use them a lot.

    I ordered a new Cardio last Friday, shipped same day from Montreal, received here in BC today, the following Wednesday, by Canada Post.
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  18. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Which one did you get, Am I going to have to step up now??
  19. smoky

    smoky Been here awhile

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    I got the Cardo PACKTALK Bold, it works with Sena, so didn’t have to replace the wife’s. Will Bluetooth with other brands , but has Mesh communication.
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  20. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Parts shortages are starting to become more common now.

    I have two helmets, one Shoei, one Schuberth. Run both with Pinlocks. Been trying to buy replacement visors, without a lot of luck.

    Got a Schuberth visor, no Pinlocks for it until maybe next year. Shoei visor, no stock anywhere, no eta for when they'll have them.

    Not so much a f9 problem, as a global supply problem. I think that all those factories that switched to making ppe included ones who made bike stuff.

    So you might want to give that old visor of yours some love, it could be a while before you can replace it.
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