|BikesDirect.com has storefronts...||dgangi|
Sep 24, 2003 3:32 PM
|I have been checking out road bikes on the BikesDirect.Com website because they have some deals that are very good, especially in the $800 - $1200 range. Of course I am leery about dealing with any on-line bike shop because you cannot see what you are buying until you get the bike delivered by UPS. And then there is the fit - I think you should try any bike on for size before you buy it, especially if this is a first bike.
But here's what I just found out -- BikesDirect.com has storefronts in Arizona, Florida, and some other states. Their stores are called "Cycle Spectrum". They sell the exact same bikes in the store as they do on-line.
I just visited the store in North Phoenix and was very impressed with the Motobecane bikes. They also had Fuji and KHS. The shop was in a brand new mega-mall and was quite impressive. And the prices are as good, and in some cases better, than the prices on-line.