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Old 02-26-08, 04:38 PM
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Bike Direct's website is funny

IMPORTANT SMART SHOPPER WARNING -
If you see another Ultegra bike for around $1,000 - LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE SPECS. Many of our competitors are offering OLD OLD Lower TECH 9 Speed Ultegra bike with heavy housebrand wheels WITHOUT Name brand Cane Creek Brakes AND they use Cheaper Aluminum Cranks.
Don't be fooled into wasting your hard earned cash on a lower quality, heavier and lower tech bike. Remember... no sales tax* (49 States) + UPS GROUND SHIPPING is included in the price to 48 STATES.
PLUS - FREE Clipless Road Pedals ($80 MSRP)


Who's still selling 9 speed ultegra bikes or 9 speed bikes in general?

Oh yeah....


https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ier_corvus.htm

well, this one has dura ace shifters at least:

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/surly/longhaul.htm

dang...here's this one has that "heavy aluminum crank"

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ier_corvus.htm

Heck, this one has an ISIS BB

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../rt700_blk.htm
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Old 02-26-08, 04:44 PM
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Ok I really don't think it's a shill but somebody had to say it.
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Old 02-26-08, 04:49 PM
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I just hate how they market their bikes on eBay with false comments like:

"Lance rode Mercier in blah blah race, said he loved it!"

Too bad that wasn't the same company... but alas, nobody cares. And who are BD's "competitors" anyway? Wal Mart?
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That's funny.

But I use 9 speed on my bike because I'm poor.
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The whole MSRP thing is still my favourite.
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Originally Posted by Treefox
The whole MSRP thing is still my favourite.
Yeah, I know, but they aren't the first to do it. Still, who are they trying to fool?
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Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Yeah, I know, but they aren't the first to do it. Still, who are they trying to fool?
Pcad?
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whatever, I'll be buying a BD bike for parts to out on a tarmac frame
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I'll be buying one to ride...

I'll get Ultegra on a Tiagra budget too.
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ill be buying a BD cross bike. i just ignore reading the sales pitch and skip straight to the specs and price.
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couldn't be happier with my BD bike (got two actuall - Ultegra and a Record). I got some snickers from the group at first but they are ok now since I am polite and always let them know when I pass them :-0
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Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Yeah, I know, but they aren't the first to do it. Still, who are they trying to fool?
When Lance won the Tour, people assumed he rode a Trek, some even had the nerve to suggest it may be a Litespeed. Only on taking the bike completely apart it was revealed that he actually won on a BikesDirect Mango.
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I've been on my Moto IF for 1.5 years now and love it. Got exactly what the spec was with no frills and no problems. 5,000 miles on a Tiagra budget works for me too. In a few years maybe I'll get another and still have spent less than one bike that looks prettier on a poster.
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You'd think the complainers never listened to the utter nonsense that comes out of the mouths of most LBS salespeople. One of my favorites is "You should get a 10 speed instead of a 9 because it's faster - its got an extra speed."
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Originally Posted by Rutnick

Who's still selling 9 speed ultegra bikes or 9 speed bikes in general?

Oh yeah....

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ier_corvus.htm
I didn't know Tiagra came in 10 spd. Maybe the OP is being disingenuous.
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Originally Posted by Edonis13
ill be buying a BD cross bike. i just ignore reading the sales pitch and skip straight to the specs and price.
Yep, I'm in the market for a cross bike, too, and it looks like it will be a Motobecane. I've checked out some local stores and I'd say BD is transparent and understated in comparison to a couple of the slimy sales guys I've dealt with. I can't see the point in paying hundreds more for that kind of service.

And these threads slamming BD mostly reinforce my decision. I note there are almost never any actual BD customers who think they were misled in their purchase or are dissatisfied with their bikes.
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Originally Posted by Edonis13
ill be buying a BD cross bike. i just ignore reading the sales pitch and skip straight to the specs and price.
too many words?
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Originally Posted by dcvelo
Pcad?
Ha!

Can't be hard to fool this guy:

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Originally Posted by botto
too many words?
yeah. i dont read to goods.
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Originally Posted by guygadois
couldn't be happier with my BD bike (got two actuall - Ultegra and a Record). I got some snickers from the group at first but they are ok now since I am polite and always let them know when I pass them :-0
OK, now I'm really curious about BD. I've seen their ads and always wondered if Motobecane is still a good brand, or did someone buy the name in a firesale and slap it on junk bikes? They seem to feature Motobecane a lot, and as a former owner of one (well, my ex), I thought they were good bikes. I just went to the site and saw they have Kestrel and Windsor (hey, my first "real" road bike! - 30+ yrs ago). I've got no idea about the Windsor brand these days (haven't seen it in decades!), but isn't Kestrel still considered decent?

So why would someone snicker, or did your frame say "BikesDirect" on it, or some other totally obvious clue?
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They are only decal packages. BD trades off the history of the names they have purchased/licensed/appropriated.
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Originally Posted by rogerstg
You'd think the complainers never listened to the utter nonsense that comes out of the mouths of most LBS salespeople. One of my favorites is "You should get a 10 speed instead of a 9 because it's faster - its got an extra speed."
Dude, just think of the day Dura Ace goes 11 speed and you can actually say

'My bike goes to 11'.

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Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Ha!

Can't be hard to fool this guy:

Correct. The dog in the picture does it regularly.
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Originally Posted by Jaeger
Yep, I'm in the market for a cross bike, too, and it looks like it will be a Motobecane. I've checked out some local stores and I'd say BD is transparent and understated in comparison to a couple of the slimy sales guys I've dealt with. I can't see the point in paying hundreds more for that kind of service.

And these threads slamming BD mostly reinforce my decision. I note there are almost never any actual BD customers who think they were misled in their purchase or are dissatisfied with their bikes.

THANKS
and I just got shipping notice on the Fantom Cross Pro - which we always sell out of
since it just sailed - they should be in March 20th
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