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Kestrel warranty, now that Performance...


Old 01-09-19, 11:04 AM
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Kestrel warranty, now that Performance...

I've been eyeing a Kestrel Legend SL (Ultegra) at my local Performance shop. The price is dropping and I've been playing around with the idea of picking it up. In light of the bankruptcy, is there any expectation as to getting warranty repair if needed? I understand Performance will not honor the warranty.

I probably already know that I'm SOL, I just wanted to ask.
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My understanding, having recently purchased a Fuji from Performance, is that the bike brands will still be intact, it's just the brick and mortar stores that are closing. Supposedly the warranties are still valid, but I have a feeling that making a claim without a store to work through is going to be difficult. I bought mine before all the bankruptcy stuff started, if I were shopping now, I'd probably get something else, but I would have ended up paying more for a 105 bike, instead of what I paid for Ultegra. That being said, I have about 1,500 miles on my Fuji and I'm very happy with it, so hopefully there will be no need to use the warranty.
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According to Bicycle Retailer, the brands that Performance has such as Fui, Kestrel, etc. are being auctioned off. If there are no buyers, they could go the way of the dinosaur.
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