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Motobecane + bikesdirect = Awesome ?

Old 02-08-16, 10:36 AM
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Motobecane + bikesdirect = Awesome ?

Just as the title says is Motobecane + bikesdirect = Awesome deal?

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Old 02-08-16, 10:38 AM
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I think the equation is actually:

Motobecane = Bikesdirect

Not sure about the awesome part.
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Old 02-08-16, 10:42 AM
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Surely you didn't post this....
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Can be a good deal ... if what they sell meets your needs and what they charge fits your budget ... but then, isn't that true of all items for sale?

Actually, I hear BD's Ti stuff is really a very good deal.
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You should use the "advanced search" option. Lots of threads.

Short version is maybe a good deal if you are very comfortable with sizing/fit issues and bike assembly/adjustment. If not, you may do better elsewhere.
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Their bikes are fine. I've had mine for 3 years and many thousands of miles it still rides great. I bought the Record.
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I'm loving my entry level BD bike so far. Saved several hundred over name brand with comparable componenets
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Originally Posted by therh View Post
Just as the title says is Motobecane + bikesdirect = Awesome deal?

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Awesome deal for sure if you are not concerned about the recent reports linking BD Motobecane steel to impotence.
Apparently it is no longer just a French thing...
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Old 02-08-16, 12:10 PM
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Generally, they're a good deal compared to comparable new bikes. On the other hand, you can often do a lot better buying a slightly used name-brand bike. I bought a year-old barely ridden Venge Expert with nice upgrades ($5K when new) for $1800 on CL - but then, it can take some time and effort (and luck...) to find deals like that. In general though, the Motobecanes are fine bikes- especially in the mid and higher-end range. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone being dissatisfied with them.
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Old 02-08-16, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
Awesome deal for sure if you are not concerned about the recent reports linking BD Motobecane steel to impotence.
Apparently it is no longer just a French thing...
You mean, that French guy riding by was not saying "Oui, oui!" , but rather "Wee-wee"?
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Would be nice if BD could make them less ugly.
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If you're into wrenching, sure. Be prepared to commit considerable time into assembly before your first ride
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Originally Posted by therh View Post
Just as the title says is Motobecane + bikesdirect = Awesome deal?

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What's "bikesdirect?"
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Old 02-08-16, 12:49 PM
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Any bike you ride a lot = awesome.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What's "bikesdirect?"

Its an awesome place --

But seriously--- they cut prices by cheese-balling out in other areas . I considered buying one of their mtb's thinking i could strip it for the "XTR build kit" ao i could build up my 29'er last year, then sell the frame to another hobbyist . I found out that "XTR build kit" means a rear derailleur and maybe the shifters. Crankset, brakes, wheelset, headset, plus cockpit components (stem, post, bars) - were all sub-par componentry - fork did not match what would be appropriate on a typical XTR equipped bike , etc.

I wound up building my frame up the old fashioned (and most expensive) way -- but wasnt too terrible with the generous use of Jenson USA discount codes, plus hours of poring over the inter-web looking for deals on the rest of the stuff
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Originally Posted by SnowCYYCling View Post
If you're into wrenching, sure. Be prepared to commit considerable time into assembly before your first ride
Yeah, all of about 20 minutes. It's not like you have to build the whole bike from scratch- You stick the seatpost (with saddle already attached) into the seat tube; You put the wheels on; slap the handlebar/stem assembly on (Shifters and cables and everything already attached and hooked up), and check derailer adjustment and make sure the brake pads are straight/facing the right way, and that's pretty much it. A semi-competent 10 year-old can do it.
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bikes direct is one company sale bikes online direct from factory. You can go in Save Up To 60% Off Road Bikes, Bicycles, Mountain Bikes and Bicycles with Bikesdirect.com, New with full warranties
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Originally Posted by Stucky View Post
Yeah, all of about 20 minutes. It's not like you have to build the whole bike from scratch- You stick the seatpost (with saddle already attached) into the seat tube; You put the wheels on; slap the handlebar/stem assembly on (Shifters and cables and everything already attached and hooked up), and check derailer adjustment and make sure the brake pads are straight/facing the right way, and that's pretty much it. A semi-competent 10 year-old can do it.
Or you could add the appropriate amounts of grease to the headset and bearings, adjust them properly, and make sure everything else is properly torqued. Takes a bit more time to do it right.
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It's like they brought back having customers required to shill to get the low price again lately.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Or you could add the appropriate amounts of grease to the headset and bearings, adjust them properly, and make sure everything else is properly torqued. Takes a bit more time to do it right.

My motobecane came with perfectly adjusted/greased hubs and headset. YRMV
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If you use the promo code "crabonassolode" now you can get 15% off all steel and aluminum bikes on BD. If you're worried about getting a partial group with skimped brakes or whatever, just email customer service after ordering with this secret code- "I'll take the next size up ;-)" and they'll send you a bike with the full group set and better wheels for no additional cost.
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onkline looks nice bike i mean in photos. also i have seen in youtube video the wellington winsdor from bikes direct. The man do this video say is very good bike and have racing geometry. Does anyone here have this bike?
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onkline looks nice bike i mean in photos. also i have seen in youtube video the wellington winsdor from bikes direct. The man do this video say is very good bike and have racing geometry. Does anyone here have this bike?
The man do correct; Wellington-Widsnor for make Very good SLAMDANCES for Strava-attack!! Review good; for smiles.
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