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Old 03-02-20, 07:37 AM
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Online shops

Any suggestions or opinions on

bikes online dot com?

Any other good stores?

Or its best to support the locals?

They have a polygon 5.0 for $450

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Old 03-04-20, 12:18 AM
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As I mentioned to you before, these kinds of online dealers usually wildly understate the amount of skilled assembly needed to be comparable to a bike purchased at a good local dealer, in addition to the value a shop provides in fitting, warranty support, and usually some bundled service. With this taken into account the bike may still be a good deal, but this is the case more often at the high end than at the low end. Some exceptions are companies like Canyon and, in my experience, to a somewhat lesser degree Diamondback that do more legitimate preassembly. Bikesonline claims to be more this business model--I haven't seen any of their bikes so I can't comment. If so, that'd be a decent deal. There are still meaningful value additions from a local dealer, but only you can ultimately weigh them.

I work at a local bicycle shop, so I have a somewhat biased perspective, but I mostly just want people to have a more complete view of what different options ultimately offer. Consumer direct makes a lot of sense a lot of the time.
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You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently bought a Jamis Dragonslayer from them. The only thing I had to do upon arrival was open the box, and put the front wheel on it and was ready to ride. The prices are very competitive . A 2400 dollar bike for 1250. And they have further reduced the cost and are sending me a 150.00 refund on my credit card.
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