Has anyone on this board purchased a bike from bikesdirect.com?
In the not-too-distant future, I want to turn my Haro Flightline Sport from a commuter to a full-time MTB. So I've been looking at road bike options for commuting. bikesdirect.com has some choices that look appealing, such as the Dawes Lightning 1500 and the Windsor Tourist. Both have the ability to add racks and some other good features, and appear to have the sort of gear ratios needed for the hilly riding that's inescapable here in SE Tennessee.
Now, does anyone on here ride one of those bikes? What's your take on them?
And how does the order process from bikesdirect go? I'm not afraid to put my own bike together. I've bought a couple of bikes from my LBS, and will keep them in mind if or when I do this. But I feel like I've supported them some and have the right to shop around some.