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Old 03-17-06, 10:47 PM   #1
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Eclipse Bicycles

I am purchasing a new road bike soon and am considering several manufacturers.One of these is Eclipse Cycles.Their line of bikes look pretty good but I have been unable to find much information on them.If anyone has knowledge of,or experience with Eclipse Bicycles,I would like to hear your evaluation or comments. Thankyou.
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Old 06-03-09, 12:14 PM   #2
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Hey,

Just to let you know Eclipse bikes is a very high quality bike. I own one and LOVE it!! The store I bought it from (Peccos Ottawa) has been great and top notch!

I did some research and found that the bikes are made in Taiwan and is overseen by Peccos to meet their standards. It’s the same Taiwan company that makes higher end bike frames such as Specialized and Davinci. at one time their alu. frames were made by Devinci in Quebec and their ti frames were made in Russia. A friend worked at peccos for a year or so and said Eclipse road bikes are the bomb. They are light, great quality, specifically made for comfort and performance, you can have one for 1200$ + Tax with Shimano 105 or even Campinelo since everyone is a big fan of Italian stuff, and Carbon forks back and front. Frames were once the same as DeVinci's (Made in Quebec) but now are imported from Kao-Hsiung TAICHUNG Thailand. Great road bikes Good mountain bikes.

Maruoen Co LTD 1F no. 639 FuKe Road
Taichung Tiwan R.O.C
http://www.importgenius.com/importer...e-bicycle.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") in this area; this is no longer the case. Eclipse's up to about '99 were real bargains since they often had bargain-basement prices for the frames for top-notch tubesets (Easton aero downtubes can be seen on many, often the Easton sticker shows through the paint). DeVinci and Eclipse have good 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.

GREAT bike, super value!

To add on...One of the sales guys also told me most of the house brand parts (Focus and Atomic) are actually Easton.

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Old 11-29-09, 06:40 PM   #3
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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).

Service is somewhat annoying. Every time is the same: the bike 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.

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Old 11-29-09, 07:34 PM   #4
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