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Bikes Direct....Me Bad

Old 05-27-12, 05:44 AM
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So I bought a frame/fork (De Rosa Rock Racing) and Zipp cockpit components with 2012 Shimano Ultegra tubeless wheelset. Going to put sram red (2012) on it for my so called last road bike purchase. Cheapest $ I saw for 12 red was $2200 complete setup.
Went to BD just to look and here we have a 2012 motobe-junk le-champion inferno cf w/ full 2012 sram red/ mavic krysium elite wheelset, ritchey wcs cockpit, conti tires, blah, blah for $2299. Bought it. Will sell wheels and frame, keep some stuff and have me a very high end race bike.

I did write them a note stating if its not 2012 red or banged, seconds, blemished not to send it.

Don't want to start a BD rave but we need to know this stuff.
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Old 05-27-12, 06:11 AM
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I have had two excellent BD experiences. Are you saying this is your first, and why so snide having never had one?
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looks like it has old sram red on it....

but it does say it comes with 2012 red...
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Old 05-27-12, 07:53 AM
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keep us posted.
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Old 05-27-12, 08:01 AM
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I've thought about buying some of the BD bikes just for the parts as well . . .

Edit: and I've started to see some BD frames on the local CL which means that other people are probably stripping some of the parts and selling the frame and leftover parts.

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Old 05-27-12, 08:10 AM
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Last July I bought a BD steel framed bike with SRAM red, Ksyrium Elite wheels for $2k, which was less than the gruppo and wheels would cost on the internet. My intent was to eventually buy a custom frame and move the componetns to it. That is still the plan, but until that happens next year I've been riding the Moto just as much as my other two bikes (CF and Ti).
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Old 05-27-12, 08:11 AM
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Ever wonder why bikeisland.com has Motobecane, Mercier, and Kilo frames for sale?
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Old 05-27-12, 08:43 AM
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FYI: thats gonna be the old Sram Red
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Old 05-27-12, 11:58 AM
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Road Bike Action doesn't seem to think it's junk, even at the $5000 MSRP. The fork was the only thing they criticized at all.
https://www.roadbikeaction.com/Bike-T...F-Inferno.html
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Old 05-27-12, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Ever wonder why bikeisland.com has Motobecane, Mercier, and Kilo frames for sale?
I think Bike Island sells Bike Direct's seconds/scuffed/scratched frames and bikes.
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Old 05-27-12, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Ever wonder why bikeisland.com has Motobecane, Mercier, and Kilo frames for sale?
I also bought a frame from them The elitist attitude in this thread is pervasive, reminding me of the old venomous BD threads. I hope it comforts you all to have a more expensive name on your downtube.
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
looks like it has old sram red on it....

but it does say it comes with 2012 red...
Actually Amy just sent me an e-mail and stated it has 2011 red not 2012, they (BD) consider the new red a 2013 group.
So I cancel'd order.
Not that there's anything wrong with old red. May want to go with Campy Chorus anyhow.
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Old 05-27-12, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve90068 View Post
FYI: thats gonna be the old Sram Red
I know, thanks, I just cancel'd. Still a killer deal
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Old 05-27-12, 02:53 PM
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I know, thanks, I just cancel'd. Still a killer deal
I was one of the first to buy from them and boy in the early days I caught hell here for it. Mike's been in the business forever and knows how to get killer deals. If someone's on a budget its hard to beat him. FWIW his frames aren't awful either. Actually that $300 Motobecane Messenger bike was one of the best riding frames I've been on.
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New member here and a lurker till now I just picked up my first road bike (after years of mt. biking) and after a lot of looking couldn't find a better deal then Bikes Direct .... Picked up a motobecane super strada with a full Apex group, Ritchey cockpit for $900. I thought it was a great deal...Quick ship...great packing.... love the bike so far.

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Old 05-27-12, 05:57 PM
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got my first road bike from bikesdirect. great experience. definitely one of the best options if you are buying something new and entry level to mid range.
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Old 05-27-12, 06:42 PM
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The other day while riding up Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, I was passed by a guy on a BD Motobecane and I immediately thought "wow, I was just passed by a Moto"...then I thought of this forum and how people think name brand, over priced bikes make you go faster.
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Old 05-27-12, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RTDub View Post
I also bought a frame from them The elitist attitude in this thread is pervasive, reminding me of the old venomous BD threads. I hope it comforts you all to have a more expensive name on your downtube.
I'm not sure if that 2010 Rock Racing frame is even made by De Rosa...

https://www.bluetoad.com/display_article.php?id=320812
https://forums.roadbikereview.com/gen...at-199906.html
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Old 05-27-12, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RiDE View Post
I'm not sure if that 2010 Rock Racing frame is even made by De Rosa...
It certainly is not.

BikesDirect.com acquires defunct brand names--Mercier, Motobecane, Dawes, Wndsor--and attaches them to bikes made for them by Taiwanese manufacturers. It's a low-overhead business plan.

I'm waiting to see what's going to happen with Dawes, thought. Dawes in UK was never defunct, they just stopped exporting. Now that they want to export again, they may have to fight for the right to use their own name in the US.
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Old 05-28-12, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by c_bake View Post
The other day while riding up Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, I was passed by a guy on a BD Motobecane and I immediately thought "wow, I was just passed by a Moto"...then I thought of this forum and how people think name brand, over priced bikes make you go faster.
I am not a super speedster but I pass riders all the time in my Motobecane Immortal Spirit. In fact yesterday a group of the tri-athletes were out riding and I passed them in their Cevelo's....were going too slow.
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Thats a damn good deal for that bike. Full sram red, elites, ritchey bits and pieces. Sell the frame and fork and your out the door with all those parts for like $1500.

Tempting!!!!
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Originally Posted by RTDub View Post
I also bought a frame from them The elitist attitude in this thread is pervasive, reminding me of the old venomous BD threads. I hope it comforts you all to have a more expensive name on your downtube.
Seriously... Are these guys for real????
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Old 05-28-12, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
I am not a super speedster but I pass riders all the time in my Motobecane Immortal Spirit. In fact yesterday a group of the tri-athletes were out riding and I passed them in their Cevelo's....were going too slow.

All this really tells us is that all of those people passed you in earning capacity many years ago.

If you were riding a Cervelo yourself, you would have probably passed them even faster yet.
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Old 05-28-12, 08:23 AM
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All this really tells us is that all of those people passed you in earning capacity many years ago.

If you were riding a Cervelo yourself, you would have probably passed them even faster yet.
Oh the deacons in the Church...............they don't even pay us we have to find a regular job and pay for seminary ourselves.
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Seriously... Are these guys for real????
Yes.
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