|Review of 5 online bike shops||RutterMan|
Mar 20, 2002 12:25 PM
|Well, its Spring so I decided to get some new cycling gear and did it all online. I decided to post this since there are always questions about online shops.
Totalcycling.com (Northern Ireland) - bought a pair of Sidi Genius 4's for $128 including shipping. They arrived in 3 days!! Also, the dollar prices on their site are not current, use the currency calculator to determine price, my Sidi's were $6 less than advertised.
Prendas.co.uk (England) - bought a pair of Etxe Ondo Bib shorts and an Etxe Ondo cycling jersey for $75 including shipping. They arrived in 5 days!! They were quick to answer sizing questions.
Velogear.com (US) - bought a Vermarc cycling jersey and a DeFeet undershirt for $50 including shipping. They took 14 days to arrive because the DeFeet shirt was back-ordered, they told me this and offered to send the jersey at no extra charge. Also, they didn't charge me until item was shipped. The Vermarc jersey is the softest, most comfortable jersey I've ever worn.
Gearlink.com (Florida) - bought a pair of assos toe covers for $17.95 including shipping. They took 9 days to arrive. He shipped UPS Ground and I'm in Washington so it took a while.
bullteksports.com (California) - bought another pair of Etxe Ondo Bib Shorts to match a jersey I have for $49 including shipping. They took 11 days because of back order, but the guy didn't tell me that so I had to call to find out where they were. On the plus side they didn't charge the card until they shipped.
I looked around in local LBS's and searched the web and these were some of the lowest prices I could find. I wouldn't hesitate to order from any of them in future, but the last one I would ask a lot more questions.