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bike direct web site -decent bike or no????

Old 10-05-12, 01:59 PM
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bike direct web site -decent bike or no????

want to buy a road bike but in vancouver thjey are all around 1k. i saw on road bike mag a site called www.bikesdirectdotcom does anyone know if its ok and what their bike are like
they are no name brand bikes buit are they decent quality. they are so cheap priced
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want to buy a road bike but in vancouver thjey are all around 1k. i saw on road bike mag a site called www.bikesdirectdotcom does anyone know if its ok and what their bike are like
they are no name brand bikes buit are they decent quality. they are so cheap priced
I don't have any direct experience with them, but from what I've heard, most of the bikes available on Bikes Direct are great bikes. Certainly much better than any of the ones found in box-stores (Wal-Mart, Target, etc).

One of the major drawbacks is that you're either going to have to know how to assemble the bike, and have the tools to do so, or you're going to have to bring the un-assembled bike to your local bike shop and pay them to assemble it for you - which pretty much negates the cost savings.
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Good deals. I bought one bike from there for my son, and would not hesitate to buy another for him or myself. Helps to have some experience working on bikes as some minor assembly and adjustment is required. If you have no experience and aren't mechanically inclined, it would be best to pay a shop the $25-50 for setup, adjustments and safety check.
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I remember when you could click on a BD thread and see the word shill in the 1st reply
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I know one guy that bought his Kestrel from there. LOVES it. I'd have no problem buying from them if they had what I was looking for.
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Seriously, search this forum. In two seconds you will find tons of BD threads. They are great bikes if they fit and you know how to set them up. We have covered this so many times now.....
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