The Eclipse bikes are AWESOME!!! Eclipse bikes is a very high quality bike and im a proud owner of one. The parts on them are usually high end since there is no middle-man. For example my bike was $900.00 with Shimano LX & XT, FSA Crank and Shimano LX Rapid Fire Shifters! Of course Peccos is known for customizing your bike so I added on to my sweet ride (Carbon Fork, Bladed Spokes, Kevlar Carbon Tires) all for about $250.00 more!
The service (bought my bike May 2009) was top notch and this is what I found out about the Eclipse brand...
The bikes are made in Taiwan and overseen by Peccos to meet their standards. It’s the same Taiwan company that makes higher end bike frames for Specialized imported from Kao-Hsiung TAICHUNG Thailand and their ti frames were made in Russia. A guy that worked at Peccos for a year or so and said Eclipse road bikes are the bomb http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-25785.html
I also found this… “Eclipse used to be made by DeVinci, I don't believe they are anymore since Pecco's has some interest in DeVinci and for a number of years they had exclusive rights to sell them (as "Eclipse"); this is no longer the case. Eclipse's up to about '99 were real bargains since they often had bargain-basement prices for top notch frames (Easton aero downtubes can be seen on many, often the Easton sticker shows through the paint). DeVinci and Eclipse have pretty good quality and, for any problems, have good warranties”. Peccos don't get there frames from DeVinci anymore. There frames are built in the Specialized factory now and Peccos house brand parts (Focus & Atomic) is made by Easton (a higher end well know company).
So there you go. If you are considering buying an Eclipse bike GO FOR IT!!!!! Its well worth it.
I have an Eclipse Flux 105, which I ride five hours a week on the road and on the trainer. It's got an aluminum frame with 105 derailleurs and Tiagra shifters (the invoice lists this as a "105 kit"). I picked an Eclipse because it's custom built (they measure your height, inseam, shoulders and arms and use component sizes to best match you) *and* it's cheaper than the competition - 999$ for the 105 like mine.
I bought mine in April 2009, we're now in November 2009 and I had to return to the shop FIVE times because it keeps breaking. Three times they had to rebuild my wheels (crappy nipples and spokes) and twice they had to replace or fix my left shifter (I suspect they fixed it the first time and replaced it the second). On every account they fixed everything free of charges, both labour and parts, but it really doesn't matter, I don't trust my bike to go on long rides anymore. When it works it rides like a charm, but I am very disappointed in my purchase and will not go back to them for my next upgrade (thinking Trek or Cervelo, but hopefully this can wait a couple years).
Their service also leaves a lot to be desired. Every time is the same: they try to blame you for breaking the bike, the bike then goes in the basement to their mechanic while you wait upstairs. You then pick it up within a day or two without knowing what was done or if there's anything you can do to prevent it from breaking again.
Prices are excellent, bikes look promising and they're really fast in repairing. With the one year warranty (4-5 years for the frame, 2 years for Shimano parts, 1 year for the rest) coming to an end in a few months, I really hope this was my last repair in many years. The bottom line for me however is I don't trust what I'm riding on, which is a real bummer.