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Adding a new product to Product Reviews(6 posts)

Adding a new product to Product Reviewspaulg
Oct 22, 2002 11:11 AM
Can anyone help? How does one add a review for a product not currently listed in the reviews section? Is there an easy way to do this?

Thanks in advance,
PaulG
New Category: Best post ride beer. [Sierra Nevada]onespeed
Oct 22, 2002 11:24 AM
Must replace carbs => Guinessjoekm
Oct 22, 2002 11:38 AM
Guiness = Hoppalytes (nm)Spunout
Oct 22, 2002 2:20 PM
Be a paid sponsor of the page or very common partspookyload
Oct 22, 2002 2:43 PM
I agree. The review section is very lacking. You go for reviews about very common thing and they are there,like Dura Ace componets, but when you are looking into something out of the ordinary where you might not know anyone with that part, forget it. When I was looking into my Corima Eclipse seatpost, there were no reviews. In fact there are very few seatposts listed at all. I go to the reviews at MTBR.com all the time before buying something because the trends people post are very telling. If someone complains about a part alone, he is an exception, but when everyone hates the part, like the old easton CT2 seatpost clamp....the companies somehow find out and they fix the problem.

Another oddity is that some very obscure parts/frames get every model they have ever made put in. Take the Aegis frames for example. There is probably 10 catagories for reviews in the bikes and frames section. This tells me if you pay for it you can have your company added to the reviews. Why not make it an updateable database that people can submit new items. Add it when a few people try to add the same item.
not true....gregg
Oct 23, 2002 7:39 AM
...but maybe a good way to monetize are business, huh?? (j/k)

Actually, our bike data comes from a bicycle industry database called Bikealog. We have a license with them to use their data. If a company is on their data CD, it gets added here. Currently we are working on adding the 2003 bike lines. Aegis is listed with Bikealog, others like Eddy Merckx are not and thus, have to be hand added (a very tedious and time consuming process, let me tell you.)

Adding new products to our database is the number one priority for me, and it is just impossible for one person to keep up on all of it. In the road bike world in particular, there are so many small, custom builds and parts. Bikealog does have some component data, but we often really on data direct from manufacturers.

Then it goes into a queue, and it priortized and then added. Some times we use data feeds from retailers who have that data available, and are able to bulk add component and accessory items.

RoadbikeREVIEW and MtbREVIEW have never charged for adding products to our database.

For those of you who email suggestions on products to add, thank you. I have received them and have them in a list. We are just unable to keep current with our current resources, but we are always working on this problem.

Thanks for your patience and support.

-gregg, Site Manager RoadbikeREVIEW
gkato@roadbikereview.com