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idea: Bike Store Review(2 posts)

idea: Bike Store Reviewshamelessgearwhore
Jun 12, 2003 1:52 PM
Why not add a link to this site for reviews of bike stores? It would be useful to read about good and bad experiences that people have had at local bike stores w/o spending a $2k to find out the hard way.
actually, we had these on MTBR way back when....gregg
Jun 12, 2003 2:15 PM
...the problem was that ALL of the reviews were 0 stars.

People wanted a place to rant when wronged by XYZ store, and wanted to let other people know. They are the ones who are hot to write the reviews. People who receive average or mediocre or even good service never bothered to write reviews.

When you're reviewing a bike shop, things are on a whole lot more personal level and a lot less objective than say rating how well a tire worked for you.

That's not to say it's a bad idea, in fact, I think it's a good idea, and perhaps the most common suggestion I get on a regular basis. The problem is just how to incorporate a fair and accurate reviewing system.

-gregg, Site Manager

gkato@roadbikereview.com