1.02.2008

bikes direct


bikes direct
I could see a situation where a few people needing parts could really save a buck by purchasing a bike together
or in the case of this single speed
someone could get into the game for cheap

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems to me all of bikesdirect bikes are priced below the cost of the components alone

When you compare bikesdirect to bike shop prices, you can really see how over-priced bikes in stores are

I can not see any reason to not buy online - if you know your stuff

fred said...

Everyone I know that has upgraded froma conversion has gone with a bikesdirect SS/FG

I got a Kilo TT from bikesdirect

Insane deal; fantastic bike
Service was great; ordered on Sundey had bike on Wednesday. Took me under 20 minutes to setup. Absolutly perfect deal -- Low price - greatr product

No wonder bikesdirect rules the SS/FG market

gwadzilla said...

yea...

good deals are important
but so is supporting your local bicycle shop

there needs to be a balance

one thing that really helps
good deals at the local bike shop

bicycle shops are a little different than retail stores

as much as I love to chase the deals
I also like to support my local bicycle shop

Roadburner said...

Bikes Direct offers quality and affordable bikes that get you way more bang for your buck than at your local bike shop. I needed a new commuter bike and bought a Motobecane Vent Noir from Bikes Direct and it's been a very good experience. For $700 including shipping (and I paid no sales tax!), I got a very smooth riding, beautiful bike that has a carbon fork and Tiagra/105, at a time when you pretty much have to spend at leats a grand to get anything other than Sora from Trek, Specialized and all the other top brands. I got good Fritchey stem/handlebars/seat post same as on my carbon race bike. Nice Vuelta wheels and nice tires. The seat is a bit mushy but fairly standard for bike in this price range. Handlebars came with an extra spacer and a longer stem so I could raise it beyond the factory setting. This bike even came with SPD pedals, for an additional savings from not having to purchase separately. The bike came quickly and was very well packaged. No damage whatsoever even though the box took a beating. There are a lot of naysayers out there about Bikes Direct, such as the fact they pretend to be the old French Motobecane (they don't and even the, so what)... they just bought the defunct brand and make their own bikes under it. People also complain online that they make false claims about comparing their prices to an imaginary Motobecane MSRP... but all they are doing is comparing to how much you'd have to shell out to get a comparable bike from Trek and other companies. And I can vouch they are right having owned or ridden said Treks, Specialized, Giants or high-end Schwinns. Only thing I'd warn potential buyers is that my Vent Noir is a very small 54, smaller than 54s from other manufacturers I have been on... kinda wish I had gone with a 56, but this is my commuter bike for shorter trips, so it's not a big thing. I endorse this store and experience completely.

Roadurner said...

Bikes Direct offers quality and affordable bikes that get you way more bang for your buck than at your local bike shop. I needed a new commuter bike and bought a Motobecane Vent Noir from Bikes Direct and it's been a very good experience. For $700 including shipping (and I paid no sales tax!), I got a very smooth riding, beautiful bike that has a carbon fork and Tiagra/105, at a time when you pretty much have to spend at leats a grand to get anything other than Sora from Trek, Specialized and all the other top brands. I got good Fritchey stem/handlebars/seat post same as on my carbon race bike. Nice Vuelta wheels and nice tires. The seat is a bit mushy but fairly standard for bike in this price range. Handlebars came with an extra spacer and a longer stem so I could raise it beyond the factory setting. This bike even came with SPD pedals, for an additional savings from not having to purchase separately. The bike came quickly and was very well packaged. No damage whatsoever even though the box took a beating. There are a lot of naysayers out there about Bikes Direct, such as the fact they pretend to be the old French Motobecane (they don't and even the, so what)... they just bought the defunct brand and make their own bikes under it. People also complain online that they make false claims about comparing their prices to an imaginary Motobecane MSRP... but all they are doing is comparing to how much you'd have to shell out to get a comparable bike from Trek and other companies. And I can vouch they are right having owned or ridden said Treks, Specialized, Giants or high-end Schwinns. Only thing I'd warn potential buyers is that my Vent Noir is a very small 54, smaller than 54s from other manufacturers I have been on... kinda wish I had gone with a 56, but this is my commuter bike for shorter trips, so it's not a big thing. I endorse this store and experience completely.

piniongear said...

I ordered a Windsor track bike from bikesdirect, just to see what it was like and I wanted to try out a fixed gear anyway. I figured $299 - what the heck.

Service was very good for an online shop.

So I ordered a Kestrel [my true desire] since bikesdirect was $2500 under my local dealer! I thought at worst I could send it back if there was any issue. No need - came in perfect in a brand new Kestrel box.

So since my wife wanted a road bike; I thought I would give the Motobecane Immortal Pro a shot - very low price for full carbon. I WAS SHOCKED and a bit po’ed - the Moto workmanship is as nice or nicer than my Kestrel.

I have exchanged about a dozen e-mails with bikesdirect; never a problem. And on each of the 3 orders the process was smooth and seamless.

mary said...

I am very happy with the bikesdirect road bike I got.

Very high quality bike and within my budget.

I spent under $500 for a bike that local shops say would be at least $1000 in the store.

Bike was shipped brand new in a box and right away. Best online purchse I have ever made.

Anonymous said...

bikes direct has insane deals

I got a Fantom Team for $1895 which is less than half what any other full suspension with XTR would be

quality of bikes is the same as any bike shop -- just you get the bike in a box and it takes you about an hour to set it up -- when I save $2000 an extra hour is worth it to me

I reccommend bikes direct to lots of cyclists - they all end up being very pleased