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Old 05-25-13, 06:59 PM   #26
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OK, But you said new. And 20 year old bikes are not necessarily a bargain.
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Old 06-19-13, 08:11 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by gpeters View Post
I'm looking for bikes here

Are they really up to 60% off? Has anyone ever bought a bike on the site?
I've bought 2 bikes from Bikesdirect, both hard-tail mtn bikes in your price range (like $600 for a motobecane, $800 for gravity). I've been quite satisfied with both, but minor issues rise up occasionally (like a bolt disappearing or front fork adjustment getting stuck). If you do any trails at all, you pretty much need to get a hard-tail mountain bike though you could get one of the more inexpensive cyclocross ones (I wouldn't).
As to whether they're really 60% off, they can be, but typically not. However, they're pretty much guaranteed to be a better deal than what you'll find at your local shop.
So, the real question is, how much effort are you willing to put into this? You can walk into local shop, have them check your fit, walk out with what's plenty good of a bike for your use. And if any issues come up, you know where to go. Or you could figure out what size you need, spend some time on BD, look around, compare the parts, take a minor gamble, and order from them. You'll get a better bike for a better price, but the fit may not be perfect. Or it may require some customization. So really, if you're willing to learn, go with BD. If you want the easy way out, go with LBS.
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Old 06-20-13, 05:14 AM   #28
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I already bought 2 bikes at a local bike shop. Both of then are Gaint Rove. First time I have owned a bike with hydraulic disc brakes.

We really like the bikes.
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$500-$1000 per bike? You'll have plenty to pick from at a real bike shop. Find a shop you like, then pick the bikes.
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