Strava challenge 'prizes'

by jimhammer   May 18, 2014  

Hi All,

First post on the forum - has anyone noticed how expensive the Strava shop is for challenge specific jerseys/t-shirts?
The recent Specialized Classics challenge t-shirt was priced at $30 (bit steep if you ask me), but there is also an international carriage charge of $25 for orders under $100. it doesn't get much better for orders over $100 - the carriage charge dips to $20. Also the recent Gran Fondo Challenge jersey is $109 dollars (that's alot more money than you can get CUORE jerseys for) AND you have to wait 6-8 weeks for it too. I know that Strava have to make money as most users are using the free basic service instead of the premium, but if you complete a challenge it shouldn't feel like your getting fleeced for the prize.

Over 16,000 people in the UK participated in the Gran Fondo 5 challenge. would be better if Strava had a European/UK Sales base too..

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Agreed, plus you only get 3 days to make up your mind too! $109 seems a little steep but its pretty much what a team sky jersey costs I think?

posted by Gareth W-R [34 posts]
18th May 2014 - 21:50

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I've seen Strava offers emailed to me and looked at them in the shop then come to the shipping charge and change my mind. LAst item I looked at was $10 and $25 postage Surprise

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posted by Redvee [122 posts]
20th May 2014 - 23:18

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I seem to remember that they are getting some staff in Europe (London???) so maybe they will start to ship from a euro address which might knock the price of shipping down a bit, after all Castelli are Italian and Cuore are Swiss so in my head at least it would make sense not to ship to the states and back again.

As for leadtimes, they are custom orders and going by how long it can take for club kits to get turned around they aren't that slow.

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posted by mrmo [1601 posts]
21st May 2014 - 9:35

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I contacted Strava about this - at the time I was looking for a mount for my Garmin. Their BarFy was perfect but the P&P doubled the price. Their excuse was they were San Francisco based and that was that.

I do like the Gran Fondo jersey's $109 isn't a bad price for a high quality Castelli jersey but the $25 extra is a bit steep.

posted by boardmanrider [74 posts]
21st May 2014 - 10:28

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