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Who is your online favorite? (A poll)(9 posts)

Who is your online favorite? (A poll)Ahimsa
May 2, 2003 6:10 PM
Who is your online favorite for components, frames, complete bikes, etc.?

I'm gonna go with



The only thing I buy online are components.MR_GRUMPY
May 2, 2003 6:34 PM
I've got things from Nashbar (19 years), Performance (many years) Colorado C., Excel, Branford B, and Jenson.
I haven't bought a frame online because I haven't had to. Three of my bikes, I've got pro-deals on, and the last one , I couldn't have gotten a better deal on anywhere else.
re: Who is your online favorite? (A poll)Qubeley
May 2, 2003 6:58 PM
Excelsport for higher end stuff;
Nashbar for low end;
World Cycling for videos and DVDs; for bibs and jerseys;
Longcycles for grab bag DeFeet socks..
I use various on-line retailersGeoCyclist
May 2, 2003 10:53 PM
Last fall I bought my DeRosa from Competative Cyclists - Brendan was great to deal with.
I buy tandem parts from Precision Tandems - Mark has a wealth of knowledge and good prices and service.
I've shopped a lot at Colorado Cyclist - a bit expensive on some items, but they stock what they advertise and they ship quickly. Since moving to Japan, I have found a good LBS and buy most of my stuff from them. Hiromi can beat most online prices on all Shimano parts; go figure!
I've tried Bikenashbar and Performance - wasn't too impressed with either one; as they don't stock what they advertise so it took a long time to get your order.

I've lived in some very unusual places the last 11 years, and have depended on mail order and online shopping to supply my bike parts. I've read a lot of posts where people complain about their LBS service and prices. When I lived in Panama and Turkey, I would have loved having a LBS that suppled good equipment regardless of the price!

Ride On!
I use various on-line retailerszooog
May 3, 2003 2:01 AM
Clothes from
Excel and CC are good.
Performance and Nahbar are OK
Pricepoint is pretty decent. is very good
sdeals great
like parker international but they do not ship to USA anymore
Never bought frame online.
re: Who is your online favorite? (A poll)Juanmoretime
May 3, 2003 2:36 AM
#1. wisecyclebuys - William is excellent to work with.
#2. Excel Sports
#3. Colorado Cyclist
#4. Pricepoint
#5. Supergo
#6. Jenson
re: Who is your online favorite? (A poll)mainframe
May 3, 2003 6:19 AM
Really like Excel, great to work with and very efficient.
Wherever I can get the best deal.KG 361
May 3, 2003 12:19 PM
No customer loyalty here=) That said, I 've had good experiences with Totalcycling, ProBikekit, Excel, Supergo, and I'm starting to like Bicycling, too. Not a big operation, but run really well and the guy is great to deal with (Dan?).
mixed reviews.....johnrg
May 3, 2003 12:51 PM
I only buy accessories and some components on line. Prefer to buy bikes and parts locally and accessories if in stock.

Very bad experience recently at Excel. I'm giving them one chance to rectify the situation. Recieved a set of wheels I needed to true. Just recieved a damaged and dented helmet at retail that was cracked completely through the front, did not include warranty card (needed for crash replacements)and was not a current model year, also packed in different box.

I'm posting this as a warning to others to check out merchandise carefully and don't trust sales people to be knowledgeable and working in your best interest. Do your own verifying that what you receive is as advertised. Glad I did not put this helmet on and ride. Equipment used on the open road must not be sold like toys in a toy store. Safety helmets and bikes must be verified safe. After being told a cracked frame was safe and then this helmet I refuse to "trust" anything I buy without a thorough going over personally. It's your life and safety so beware.