Regarding the latest Cycling News bike review I'd love to buy a CANYON bike but they do not ship to Australia, New Zealand or USA. Reason: they cannot support these markets with the level of service Canyon customers expect. But is the real reason that distributorships are being set up in these regions? In case of Australia we would pay about $10k for a bike we could import direct from Germany or UK for $5k. Exactly the same bike. Why? I am not having a go at the poor bike shops but somewhere between the manufactures and the poor bike shop someone is making a packet of cash. For example I can import a Colnago EPS frameset from the UK for about $4k. If I walk into a shop here in Australia I have to pay $7k. Is a local warranty really worth $3k???? Any other thoughts from the forum?