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Re: What's the best online store for road cycling gear?

08 Apr 2015 18:45

Cycle Surgery is pretty good as
well.

As is Cycle Division.

Both smaller shops with online stores but still good. Both British.
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08 Apr 2015 22:47

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23 Apr 2015 12:17

You can add http://spokely.co.uk to the list as well - scours all the main bike shops in the UK plus tells you whats in stock where to save hunting around . Its in test mode at the moment, launching fully very soon.
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25 Apr 2015 17:27

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21 May 2015 14:51

I can highly recommend Tørm.cc

Brilliant jerseys, fantastic prices, Paul who I spoke to was very helpful and he even managed to get out my next day delivery parcel at 3pm and it arrived. I'll be getting more from them and would recommend anyone who wants a classic style jersey checks them out.

I was out last night in the jersey and a merino baselayer, got caught in a rain shower with temps around 6-8C and never felt cold. No arm warmers and just normal shorts.
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02 Apr 2016 16:01

I've found PBK and Proscloset (Used items) reliable - but I buy items that are a bargain - the last items I bought from each of these places were wheel sets.
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04 Apr 2016 11:51

avanti wrote:I've found PBK and Proscloset (Used items) reliable - but I buy items that are a bargain - the last items I bought from each of these places were wheel sets.


First, a note...in spite of what some MO outfits may say, most have no factory warranty. Now, they may 'self warranty', but ya better do that quickly(some say 'un-used w/i 72 hours).

I know the guys at Pro'sCloset and they are great guys.
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30 Apr 2016 03:43

I'm in the U S and all the deals are found overseas. Mainly Wiggle and Chain Reaction.
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Re: What's the best online store for road cycling gear?

30 Apr 2016 11:15

One thing to consider, most of the European places(and some US places) offer no 'factory' warranty, but self warranty, regardless of what their plashy web site may say. It is unusual to get some new kit that doesn't work, but it happens. Look at return policy closely(72 hours, un used, for example). In addition, once bought, and it isn't right for some reason, reaching out to the regular warranty channels(like Campagnolo NA or QBP), and the point of purchase is some UK or US MO outlets(Planey Cyclery in the US as an example)..no warranty from the factory. Confirmed by some of the serial numbers now found on bike stuff.

It's not unheard of to see seconds, blems, other things that 'may' go out the back door from some factories, so caveat emptor.

Loo at that, I said the same thing about 3 weeks ago. 3 posts above.
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30 Apr 2016 15:26

Don't forget eBay. I buy equipment there often from legit bike shops - sometimes selling take-off items from new bikes.
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26 May 2016 20:10

I just went through this thread and found the same site hyperlinked by three different new members! What a coincidence! And by new member, I mean first post ever. Very interesting...

Also found a couple other first time poster, long time spammer posts.

This is not a thread to try and get a little free advertising (or clicks).

If you are a new member and not a part of this conversation please do not link a website to your comment. I'll automatically ban you (forever) as a spammer and delete the post. This is non-negotiable.

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26 May 2016 20:25

I don't know anything about US based retailers, but currently, if paying in sterling, some of the French and German retailers come out very well (bike-discount. de, star-bike, acycles etc)

As Bustedknuckle says, remember that warranties can be problematic, and factor that into cost savings.
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27 May 2016 10:00

I have good experiences with both rosebikes (German-based store) and Futurumshop (Dutch, great service, prices okay).

However, I do value the expertise and service of actual real life stores so I'm pretty loyal to the small shop I bought my bike at. The don't sell a lot of accessories, but it's still where I buy most of my spare parts and get my bike checked and serviced once a year, even though I have to bike 80 Km just to drop off my bike there.
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A CYCLES ONLINE SHOP - AVOID AVOID !!

20 Jun 2016 11:05

Just a warning to anyone thinking of buying gear from A CYCLES .co.uk

DONT BOTHER THEY ARE BASED IN FRANCE !!


I purchased a helmet from this site as I dont always like giving Wiggle my custom - big mistake ! The helmet still hadnt arrived after a week so I looked on their website for further info and where to call or email....it was only on the Returns page that I saw the address in Saint Etienne, France !

Nowhere on this site does it state they trade from France !! on the 'About Us' link - STILL no mention of France. The contact telephone number is 0330 - AGAIN a misrepresentaion because if I had seen area code 0033 I would have known it was France. So i googled 0330 and it is a special type of landline-rate phone number used by businesses and various other organisations.

Unlike traditional landline phone numbers, 0330 numbers are not linked with specific geographic locations

So today the helmet arrived - 11 days after ordering and I need to return it. They are now not replying to any emails, Called several times and they arent picking up the phone. The RETURN POSTAGE IS £12.80 - No reply when I telephoned them either. WHO WOULD BUY CYCLING GOODS FROM FRANCE KNOWING THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY RETURN COSTS ? !! DONT BUY FROM THIS BOGUS COMPANY !!
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Re: A CYCLES ONLINE SHOP - AVOID AVOID !!

23 Jun 2016 08:09

Cycle Chic wrote:Just a warning to anyone thinking of buying gear from A CYCLES .co.uk

DONT BOTHER THEY ARE BASED IN FRANCE !!


I purchased a helmet from this site as I dont always like giving Wiggle my custom - big mistake ! The helmet still hadnt arrived after a week so I looked on their website for further info and where to call or email....it was only on the Returns page that I saw the address in Saint Etienne, France !

Nowhere on this site does it state they trade from France !! on the 'About Us' link - STILL no mention of France. The contact telephone number is 0330 - AGAIN a misrepresentaion because if I had seen area code 0033 I would have known it was France. So i googled 0330 and it is a special type of landline-rate phone number used by businesses and various other organisations.

Unlike traditional landline phone numbers, 0330 numbers are not linked with specific geographic locations

So today the helmet arrived - 11 days after ordering and I need to return it. They are now not replying to any emails, Called several times and they arent picking up the phone. The RETURN POSTAGE IS £12.80 - No reply when I telephoned them either. WHO WOULD BUY CYCLING GOODS FROM FRANCE KNOWING THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY RETURN COSTS ? !! DONT BUY FROM THIS BOGUS COMPANY !!


It clearly states on their "About us" page that they are based in France. The address is right there. Anyone who actually bothers to read their website would know that they had to pay return costs, it states it in their Questions and Answers section under "How do I exchange a product?" and "How do I return a product for a refund?". Maybe buy local next time?
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23 Jun 2016 08:41

About Us
About us :
Acycles is a company entirely devoted to online sales of accessories and complete bikes for amateur and professional cyclists. Founded in July 2011 under the company name of SARL 2JBIKE EUROPE.


Does that state they are in France ? no !!

Note - If you wish to WRITE to us

If you wish to write to us please send any letters to the following address :
Acycles
21 Rue Charles Cholat,
42000, Saint Etienne,
France


www.acycles.co.uk and with a 0330 telephone number - WHY are they so evasive in stating where they are trading from ?

Anyway the Retail Ombudsman can decide as I have informed them that this company are misleading UK cucstomers. Do you really think I would have ordered a helmet knowing it would cost me £12.80 to return it to a company in France ?
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23 Jun 2016 17:53

Cycle Chic wrote:About Us
About us :
Acycles is a company entirely devoted to online sales of accessories and complete bikes for amateur and professional cyclists. Founded in July 2011 under the company name of SARL 2JBIKE EUROPE.


Does that state they are in France ? no !!

Note - If you wish to WRITE to us

If you wish to write to us please send any letters to the following address :
Acycles
21 Rue Charles Cholat,
42000, Saint Etienne,
France


http://www.acycles.co.uk and with a 0330 telephone number - WHY are they so evasive in stating where they are trading from ?

Anyway the Retail Ombudsman can decide as I have informed them that this company are misleading UK cucstomers. Do you really think I would have ordered a helmet knowing it would cost me £12.80 to return it to a company in France ?


It's called scrolling, do it on the About us page and you will see their address nice and clearly.

They are doing absolutely nothing wrong. You didn't do your due diligence, that's your fault, don't blame them.
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Re: What's the best online store for road cycling gear?

23 Jun 2016 21:42

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Re: What's the best online store for road cycling gear?

24 Jun 2016 13:14

Looking for being different from other cyclists? Well I recommend Velits brother's company:
https://isadoreapparel.com/our-story

I especially like merino stuff.
It' just different feeling then wearing those polyesters which really make me feel like wearing recycled plastic bottles.
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Re: What's the best online store for road cycling gear?

24 Jun 2016 15:31

Martin wrote:Looking for being different from other cyclists? Well I recommend Velits brother's company:
https://isadoreapparel.com/our-story

I especially like merino stuff.
It' just different feeling then wearing those polyesters which really make me feel like wearing recycled plastic bottles.


I'm a huge fan of merino, pretty much don't wear anything else except a friends Cafe's kit. Thanks for the link, little pricey for me at the moment though... :(
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