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Reputable LEATT Reseller PTA/ JHB area ?


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Hi Hubbers,

 

Any recommendations on resellers of LEATT gear ( Helmets, Knee/ Elbow guards)  etc, Not online shops, have to fit on.

Does not seem to be many shops / resellers that keep a compliment of above mentioned goods to fit on.

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Seems like he'll be able to provide some direction:

 

Grease_Monkey

Today, 21:23

I'm a bit biased since I used to sell Leatt - very good stuff. Of the probably 30+ I have sold there has only been 1 issue with clasps (on first gen), and that was warrantied quite quickly.

 

I have also been using mine for 3 years, no issues.

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I'm not aware of any stores that sell LEATT. Purchased all my gear on line; thankfully sizing has been spot on for (I usually wear medium for clothing (non cycling specific) related except gloves.

LEATT - DBX 4 FF(M), large gloves, m/l knee & elbow pads & m/32 shorts.

 

The LEATT products are really top quality.

 

2021 gear is practically sold out (online) in most sizes except for real man sizes - +xl

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I'm not aware of any stores that sell LEATT. Purchased all my gear on line; thankfully sizing has been spot on for (I usually wear medium for clothing (non cycling specific) related except gloves.

LEATT - DBX 4 FF(M), large gloves, m/l knee & elbow pads & m/32 shorts.

 

The LEATT products are really top quality.

 

2021 gear is practically sold out (online) in most sizes except for real man sizes - +xl

Thx. Yes, the age old issue...if you don't keep stock in the stores, you wont sell. Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to buy personalised protective gear online and get the sizing right. Im convinced Leatt is not interested in local consumer sales, rather their International sales, dont blame anyone however due to our pathetic small market. Its is a pity though, so few International SA based companies, and the few out there does not seem to be interested in local consumers...strange, the local consumers in some cases were what launched most of these companies into International stardom.

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Sprocket and Jack carries some Leatt stock. Not a lot though. 

 

I bought my kneepads from them. Critical to try these on before buying. Shorts and shirts I can still take a chance with the size guides. Same with gloves. 

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Its is a pity though, so few International SA based companies, and the few out there does not seem to be interested in local consumers...strange, the local consumers in some cases were what launched most of these companies into International stardom.

I don't agree. Shops need to buy into ranges, but they tend to buy one of this and two of thar and never have a decent size curve available. Then you walk in asking to try out a helmet or knee pads and then the reply is that they don't have stock but can order for you. Well you can order from Get Stoked yourself if you wanted to play Size Roulette.

 

There are three shops close to me that stock Leatt kit, the difference is that these shops invested om stock.

William's Bike Shop - Somerset West.

Knipe Racing - Durbanville

Specialized Stellenbosch had knee and elbow guards to go along with their home brand kit.

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I don't agree. Shops need to buy into ranges, but they tend to buy one of this and two of thar and never have a decent size curve available. Then you walk in asking to try out a helmet or knee pads and then the reply is that they don't have stock but can order for you. Well you can order from Get Stoked yourself if you wanted to play Size Roulette.

 

There are three shops close to me that stock Leatt kit, the difference is that these shops invested om stock.

William's Bike Shop - Somerset West.

Knipe Racing - Durbanville

Specialized Stellenbosch had knee and elbow guards to go along with their home brand kit.

I think you may be missing my Point wrt. the retail side of what I Think Leatt is doing/ not doing. 

With a 3rd quarter income of 11Million dollars, its clear our market is way to small for this big company.

https://leatt-corp.com/press-releases/leatt-corp-announces-third-quarter-2020-results/

 

Shops should keep stock if they want to sell. For to long consumers have had this bad level of service of you want, we order, then I may as well buy online. Im the guy that spent time and fuel driving to the shop, so now i have to first pay for something they want me to fit on...I don't think so. Then the size is wrong, so they have to re order, i have now done 2 trips to the shop and the 3rd one about to happen when the correct size arrives eventually with their 72hrs turnaround time on orders....no this is not a bicycle part we are talking about, apparel must be fitted on and the shops that stock the products, will sell the goods...simple business model. The point i was trying to make is that the manufacturer must ensure their retailers are stocked with at least the bare minimum. This is not the case with Leatt, thus my comments about them most likely NOT interested in the small local market. Go look at other retail industries, the cycling industry needs to learn a lot. Thanks for the heads up on the shops, im in Pretoria though. Anyways, this has turned into a rant which was not the intention of the post.

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I think you may be missing my Point wrt. the retail side of what I Think Leatt is doing/ not doing.

With a 3rd quarter income of 11Million dollars, its clear our market is way to small for this big company.

https://leatt-corp.com/press-releases/leatt-corp-announces-third-quarter-2020-results/

 

Shops should keep stock if they want to sell. For to long consumers have had this bad level of service of you want, we order, then I may as well buy online. Im the guy that spent time and fuel driving to the shop, so now i have to first pay for something they want me to fit on...I don't think so. Then the size is wrong, so they have to re order, i have now done 2 trips to the shop and the 3rd one about to happen when the correct size arrives eventually with their 72hrs turnaround time on orders....no this is not a bicycle part we are talking about, apparel must be fitted on and the shops that stock the products, will sell the goods...simple business model. The point i was trying to make is that the manufacturer must ensure their retailers are stocked with at least the bare minimum. This is not the case with Leatt, thus my comments about them most likely NOT interested in the small local market. Go look at other retail industries, the cycling industry needs to learn a lot. Thanks for the heads up on the shops, im in Pretoria though. Anyways, this has turned into a rant which was not the intention of the post.

We agree that there needs to be more stock in stores. You can't present a brand without a decent range and a decent size curve for the customer. That is why shops like sportsman's warehouse continue to sell more volume than specialist retailers, because they know how important a size curve is (I used to work at their Head Office.)

 

But it isn't the manufacturer's responsibility to have stock in stores, it is the retailer that needs to buy a decent amount of stock.

 

You as consumer can tell the shop owner that you are taking your business elsewhere when you can't try it on, but as long as there are enough low hanging fruit in the form of other sales, they won't bother too much.

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