Click on this http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php...raining-Wheels And from there is his visitor message which you can post on. Perhaps a direct phone number might be more expedient than an email?
No its just that the whole bikesdirect business model is confusing and kind of lame. Just put bikesdirect on your frames and end the confusion. Why buy an older name and slap it on a frame? Not to say their bikes are bad but their business model sucks.Scrodzilla;15789778]Congrats. You really are as clueless as you seem.
Hey! Thanks for the bringing up the issue, Siu. I think I had that impression with the headset because apparently they forgot to clean the insides before putting it together, so when I received it, it turned with a very loud CRUNCH. Further investigation revealed that it had a lot of sandy grit in it. I put a picture of it in the "Today I" thread several days ago. I had to clean it out myself. Since that happened, I may be just extra biased as to its quality. Also, the pedals have since been replaced. It would be unfair to blame State for that since it's made by Wellgo. And the dropouts do look more like a quality issue; the right dropout was a bit wider than the left so it was a bit more challenge to tension, but not impossible. I'm sure this could be fixed easily with another tensioner; the other one became obsolete after going from 16 to 19 teeth. All in all, it's my little brother's bike, and he's happy with it because he's not aware of what I had to go through, so it's nothing I can't handle for him.
c'mon dude. I know you've got a brain in there, use it to think more good about stuff. BD makes millions in revenue by selling bikes at wholesale cost, capitalizing on the kind of people who go to their lbs and get sticker shock (read: an assload of people, seriously).
TL;DR you get what you pay for.
Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
Words and Stuff.
Big bikesdirect ad on this forum...it all makes sense lol.
How about we lay off the bloke from State Cycles. It takes guts to set up and run a business and providing the product is appropriate to the price and claims, coupled with half decent after sales service, he doesn't deserve the **** he's copped here. People who imagine that if you to on the internet you deserve to get slagged only understand the less useful sections of the internet, it's not cool or robust, it's just rude.
As for his bikes - I've never seen one and am not likely to. There's obviously a market in that price range but it astounds me what you people expect for buggerall money. If you want something decent, PAY FOR IT. There's a mindset on this forum that you should get front line quality for the price of a crushed coke can and a mangled *** end. FFS, wake up to yourselves, you just sound spoiled.
Wut, I can only assume you like the notoriety. Keep baiting the wolves and they'll keep biting - mind you, it's good entertainment
One point though, 200 miles on a bike doesn't equate to good experience, at that distance, you don't even have the set up sorted (assuming you've been trying).
Now, if anyone doesn't feel insulted, tttttttthhhhhhhbbbbbbpppppp (that's a big raspberry, just so you don't feel left out).
I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it
Seems like they are growing and proceeding as most start ups do. Hope they can continue to be successful, which will translate to a more robust company that can offer its customers more choices.
Seems like they've gotten a little more flak than deserved.