Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
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The lowest end models are junk,the high end ones are nice. Had one of the ti cross bikes,was my favorite until it was stolen.
Note that bikesdirect is descriptive;you get the bike straight from the manufacturer just like a shop would. Everything needs final adjustment,including the wheels which will need to be tensioned and trued. If you know how to work on bikes,they're a good buy. If not,make sure a decent shop puts it together for you. Also note that unlike a bike shop bike,you must deal with shipment issues. If the bike arrives damaged,you'll have to suss out the issues with the carrier. Also BD won't cover a derailleur hanger damaged in shipment,you'll need to buy a new one.
Basically,they're like anything else on eBay.
C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X