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How is cbike.com?(6 posts)

How is cbike.com?cyclejim
Jun 17, 2002 6:14 AM
Wondering if their service is any good.........?
Pleasant. I've heard nothing but good about themKristin
Jun 17, 2002 7:06 AM
I bought my first road bike at CBikes storefront, and had a good experience overall. The bike I bought is a CRIT setup, and was too agressive for this new rider. When I returned for some modifications, I felt they were a bit apathetic and that I didn't get great service. They were certainly not solutions oriented in my case. My local LBS is much better in that department; but they serve a greater mix of cyclists--all the way from path riders to racers. CBike caters primarily to racers.

That said, Ben Draus has the reputation of being the best mechanic in the area and they are HIGHLY rated by anyone you'd ask in Chicagoland.
Very good!dirthead
Jun 17, 2002 10:04 AM
I just purchased a full Dura-Ace build kit, and a Cat 1/2 frame kit from them. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Their service is very good, and prices on components seemed quite good as well. If you are looking for a frame, I would try Cycles BiKyle first (www.bikyle.com). Their prices are equal to or better on certain frames, and their fitting service is head and shoulders above anyone elses. If you are just going for components or accessories, cbike is great.
Curious why you would go internet at full retail?Alex-in-Evanston
Jun 17, 2002 11:48 AM
CBike has a few discounts, but is basically a full retail shop. If you're paying full-boat, why not go to the LBS?

Just curious,

Alex
Convenience mostlycyclejim
Jun 17, 2002 12:32 PM
...Am considering a Pinarello Surprise. There are NO Pinarello deals near my house (closest is about 100 miles 1 way) and I can get it for $50 less. Price is not really the point, but since I am only buying a frame and the dealer is so far away I cant see any advantage to buying from LBS.
Try gearlink.comMileagePlus
Jun 18, 2002 3:19 AM
They easily beat any price that cbike has. The service is great. You will easily save a lot more money at gearlink than cbike.