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Old 12-29-11, 03:50 AM
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Mitracycles?

Hey!
This is my first post here, so forgive me if I sound stupid. My question is, does anyone know if mitracycles is legit? Have you ever shopped with them? They are an Indonesian company and there prices seem to good to be true.
Thanks in advanced!
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Old 12-30-11, 09:22 AM
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It probably is too good to be true. Follow your gut.
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Link to site/product in question?
Do they have a US distributor?
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http://mitracycles.com/index.php?pag...1&Itemid=10018

Giant TCR Advanced SL Frameset, $1200
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Are you in Indonesia?
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No I'm Aussie. But shipping is only $130 apparently.
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1. Sounds too good to be true.
2. Lack of positive feedback from others. Or any feedback.

They do appear to be a real bike dealer in Indonesia but difficult to tell more than that from where I sit in the American Midwest.

Willing to gamble a thousand+ dollars?
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Originally Posted by Alpaca View Post
Hey!
This is my first post here, so forgive me if I sound stupid. My question is, does anyone know if mitracycles is legit? Have you ever shopped with them? They are an Indonesian company and there prices seem to good to be true.
Thanks in advanced!
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http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/view...005&t=12826423

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My Name Isaki Esuji from country Japan.

Previously, I hesitate to make purchases with the company MitraCycles. I contacted my friend who was in Indonesia to examine the state of their company is real or not in Indonesia. And, after investigation of my friends in Indonesia, it turns out they were right company at the address Jl. Bilal Ujung No.217 A Medan-North Sumatra. And I intend to make purchases at the company MitraCycles. Finally I've received a bike that I order from the company Mitracycles.

So here I assure you all for sport bike enthusiasts around the world. Do not listen to issues and slander are not true. Prior to prove it.

MitraCycles no Scam/Fraud
They are a real company in Indonesia.
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Old 01-24-12, 06:54 PM
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How to tell if a business is legitimate:
-Contact info- if you sent off money and never heard from them, is there a phone number? A physical address? Pictures of a store? A real business WANTS people to come check out their store. A scam is liable to be a couple of guys working out of an office or house, and doesn't want anyone to know there's really not a store.
(I see that Mitracycles does have contact info and does have a picture of a store.)

Check the brands they carry, then check on some of those brand's website, and see if that company is listed as a dealer. If they say they'll sell you a Trek, and Trek doesn't list them as a dealer, that is NOT a good sign.
Trek lists one dealer for Indonesia- Sepeda Kita - TreknologyJl. Letnan Sutopo No. 37, BSD City Sektor 1.2, Banten, Indonesia 15321
Specialized lists eleven dealers for Indonesia- but not this one.
Some brands are funky- Felt doesn't list any dealers that I see, and Cervelo's and Colnago's dealer locators are pretty erratic, so it's hard to say.
Litespeed lists the Treknology company above.
In about 20 minutes of searching, I wasn't able to find a single bike manufacturer that listed them as a dealer, but didn't exhaust every brand, either. If you have a high-end bike you're looking at, consider contacting the manufacturer to confirm if they are a legitimate retailer of that bike.

Do they sell bikes online that the manufacturer doesn't sell online? A lot of bike brands will sell ONLY through retail stores, not through mailorder- and if you see those brands advertised through online sales, something is funky.

Check the prices. If their merchandise is half the price of any legitimate dealer, there's probably a reason. If an operation is a scam, they can "sell" a $5,000 bike at $2,500 or at $25, it doesn't make them any difference. For a legitimate business, they all get the bikes from the same places and have similar overhead, and their prices on larger items shouldn't be drastically different- especially, drastically cheaper.

Check the stock. A real bike store will have a limited selection of sizes, brands, colors, etc. A scam store will have every bike out there in your size, your color.

Are they far off? Across the ocean? In a foreign country? That doesn't mean they're not legitimate, but if you do have any problems, your odds of having a satisfactory solution are much lower, and it is much safer for them to run a scam. If I was going to scam people out of thousands of dollars over the internet, I'd be foolish to cheat people across town- they'd come looking for me!

Is it too good to be true? If name-brand bikes were reliably available by mail-order from overseas at half the normal prices, rest assured you would read a LOT about it, and about how to get your $5,000 bike for $2,500. I've NEVER seen any indication that people were able to do this, though.

If they're not a legitimate business, what are they? There's no telling. Maybe they ARE legitimate and just do a poor job of demonstrating it. Maybe they're selling counterfeit merchandise. Maybe they're not selling anything, just collecting money.
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I don't think Giant offers their bikes online. I would be suspect.
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Originally Posted by isak1980 View Post
Finally I've received a bike that I order from the company Mitracycles.
pictures or it didn't happen
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it's fairly clear this is a scam site. They have shills searching for mentions of their domain. Thread closed to avoid future shilling
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Originally Posted by isak1980 View Post
My Name Isaki Esuji from country Japan.

Previously, I hesitate to make purchases with the company MitraCycles. I contacted my friend who was in Indonesia to examine the state of their company is real or not in Indonesia. And, after investigation of my friends in Indonesia, it turns out they were right company at the address Jl. Bilal Ujung No.217 A Medan-North Sumatra. And I intend to make purchases at the company MitraCycles. Finally I've received a bike that I order from the company Mitracycles.

So here I assure you all for sport bike enthusiasts around the world. Do not listen to issues and slander are not true. Prior to prove it.

MitraCycles no Scam/Fraud
They are a real company in Indonesia.
You are from Japan?
Then why are you posting this from Pekanbaru, Indonesia?
Shill.

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