I am about to either buy either build a bike for medium-long travels, and I am struggling with differences between the european and american market offer (I live in France). Talking about the beautiful salsa marrakesh, which really looks like a perfect deal for my needs, the gap between the american price in dollars and the european price is strong (frame 650$ vs 750€, bike 1650$ vs 2000€). Hence, I am wondering if someone of you knows a good european Salsa reseller with fair prices, or US seller that delivers overseas. Another option I am considering (to avoid expensive rim brakes) is the Surly long haul, but any suggestions in that direction are most welcome.
About components, the only all-covering european website that I know is bike-components.de, which is mainly focused around mtb and road bikes. While I surely can manage to combine pieces to find a good solution anyway, I'd like to know if there is a components online marketplace which mostly deals with traveling bikes and offers pieces directly on that purpose.
in a line: what's the online reference marketplace for components and frames for european bike travelers?