Online retailers trusted/scammers

Discussion in 'General MTB Discussion' started by driftking, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. driftking

    driftking Wheel size expert

    A thread for everyone with experience with online retailers, hopefully this will become a list of trusted sites that users have used.
    Any experience or submission is welcome, keep in mind if you submit it make sure it is right as they will not be checked, it is your responsibility to ensure it is trusted/safe/legitimate site before submitting. If you submit a site please make sure you are 100% positive it is trusted/legitimate. If it is a legitimate site but a poor service It can be added but you username will be down in red as not recommended.

    So below will be a list of trusted/recommended sites based on users submissions and opinion. UB-Used by


    99bikes - UB ctguru, Minlak

    Abbotsford cycles - UB Danny B
    AEbike - UB sclyde2
    American Classic - UB 4dabush
    Americancycle - UB foxridersco
    Ashgrove cycles - UB [COLOR='#00800']Oriion, yuley95[/COLOR] - Now called Giant Ashgrove
    Avanti Plus - UB 4dabush
    Aspire Velo Tech / AVT - UB FoxRidersCo, Danny B, markgab

    Backcountry - UB Danny B
    Baller racing - UB bell.cameron
    Bicycles Online - UB motorhead
    bigride - UB Australia
    Bike24 - UB silentbutdeadly, danny B, John U
    Bike Bug - UB frensham markgab - UB c3024446, ctguru, Danny B, markgab - UB c3024446, SF Trailboy, sclyde2, OCD'R - UB foxridersco
    Bikewagon - UB foxridersco, Danny B
    Black Mountain Sports - UB 4dabush
    Boggo Road Bike Hub - UB 4dabush

    CELL Bikes - UB motorhead, ctguru, markgab, Danny B
    Chain Reaction Cycles - UB trusted by many no need for user names
    chunked - UB brendonj

    Cotic - UB Danny B
    Commuter cycles - UB Danny B
    commencal - UB
    Creux - UB danny B
    Cycle Sports UK - UB foxridersco
    Cycling Deal - UB wkkie, ctguru
    Cycling Express - UB motorhead, ctguru, sedifus

    Dan's Comp - UB foxridersco
    DHdirect - UB Pebble
    DIYMTB - UB Willsy01, Unclefeet, EMF, Rone, PhillipJ
    Dropzone - UB Pebble

    Erina Bikeworx - UB silentbutdeadly
    Evans Cycles - UB ctguru, scblack, Danny B, John U, sclyde2

    ForTheRiders - UB 4dabush, SF Trailboy.

    Get GU - UB motorhead

    Jenson USA - UB trusted by many no need for user names
    Jejamescycles - UB SF Trailboy

    Koo bikes site - UB Knuckles
    Koo bikes ebay store - UB Knuckles

    Letour cycles - UB Rob_74
    Letour cycles Ebay - UB Rob_74

    Merlin Cycles - UB silentbutdeadly, Danny B
    Moruya Bicyles - UB foxridersco, Monks
    MotoCrossGIANT - UB matt24 -UB ctguru
    Mountain Bikes Direct - UB wkkie, speedyjonzalas, effarr, ctguru, madstace, Minlak, fridgie, cobramad, riderseventy7, Fraggler, sclyde2, ....................................knuckles,John U, AussieBen, hifiandmtb
    My Mountain - UB silentbutdeadly

    Niagara cycle - UB Flow-Rider

    Outside Outfitters - UB foxridersco

    Phantom cycles - UB Pebble
    Pricepoint - UB goog64
    Primera sports - UB \m/ Moshboy \m/
    Pro Bike Kit - UBjaredP, smitho
    Probikeshop - UB c3024446, cokeonspecialtwodollars

    Pushys - UB motorhead, wkkie, ctguru, silentbutdeadly, Minlak, Figbo0t, Fraggler, Danny B, sclyde2, John U, Flow-Rider, creaky

    r2-bike - UB c3024446
    Real world cycling - UB brendonj
    Rhythm Imports - UB foxridersco
    Ribble Cycles - UB rotorub

    Shotz Sports Nutrition - UB motorhead
    SJS Cycles - UB silentbutdeadly
    Stif Cycles - UB ctguru
    Supercyclebikes Ebay - UB sedifus

    Tekin suspension - UB madstace - Currently closed for business
    TBE - The Bicycle Entrepreneur - UB Tubsy
    The Bike Shed Mortdale - UB - trusted by many no need for user names
    Torpedo7- UB - trusted by many no need for user names
    tyronbike - UB psimpson7
    TWE bicycles wheels -UB frank_n

    Universal cycles - UB Danny B

    Veloexpress - UB Danny B
    Velogear - UB Chil, Monks, ctguru, richie_gt, Danny B
    Velo Mine - UB Alo661, smitho, Danny B
    Velo orange -UB Danny B

    Wiggle- UB - trusted by many no need for user names
    Wildfiresports - UB - Art Vanderlay
    Winstanleys Bikes - UB foxridersco
    Worldwide cyclery - UB SlowManiac

    Yarra Valley Cycles - UB foxridersco, Driftking

    Zelvy - UB special

    Red is negative green is positive (As you would assume). CRC, TBSM and the other masses will be excluded from positive and negative as we will have thousands of people saying +1

    **big thanks to cobba, took it upon themselves to organize this in alphabetical order, saved me some time and ill try keep on top of keeping it nice and organized**

    Disclaimer:The sites are not checked by myself for clarification, legitimacy or current state of use. Whether or not a site is trusted or a scam is the responsibility of the user who suggested it in the thread, everyone will be responsible for there own submissions. Websites and businesses are subjected to change over time and the list may not be up to date with retailers moving, changing or closing their sites. 3/02/2013

    Disclaimer B: This list is purely user opinion, based on their individual experience, one persons experience is not indicative of overall experience or everyone's experience, The opinions and feedback been individual also do not indicate overall quality of services provided, the accuracy of a users opinions, feedback or experiences are solely the individuals responsibility and accurate to their time of use, quality of services/sites may change overtime.
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  2. silentbutdeadly

    silentbutdeadly Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Seen them before but not used them. Mobile no and and a PO Box is unhelpful and there's no ABN - massive no no. Local ISP on NSW Central Coast. Local web design. Though their privacy statement is nicked from The Helmet Warehouse website - stupid, lazy but not unusual.

    Only motorcycle mob listed for Maleny Post Code 4552 is TDC Motorcycles...try them?

    Unless they are really offering something special...nope wouldn't bite.
  3. driftking

    driftking Wheel size expert

    So I ended up using
    It has taken a little while I orders the item and 4 days later I had not received anything. I emailed them and didn't get anything in reply. due to the long weekend I left it than rang on the Tuesday, straight way the phone as answered and he said the item is getting shipped from Victoria to them and that he will chase it up and ring me back, sure enough less than an hour later he rings back says it will be getting shipped tomorrow and then he will send it off.
    shipping hasn't been going great but so far I would use them again.

    For me they are going on my trusted list.
  4. MtbDjRidaSachaz66

    MtbDjRidaSachaz66 Likes Dirt

    Thank goodness, halfway reading through that I was thinking *shitttt I bloody hope you didn't get cheated on...*

    And yes I know that you have the link in the first post :)

    Everyone knows TBSM can be well trusted. -
  5. matt24

    matt24 Likes Dirt is awesome. Its a us site. Ive used it a few times so have mates
  6. Chil

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  7. driftking

    driftking Wheel size expert

    Added ^^ to the list of trusted. if anyone has been burnt or knows of scam sites they would be good to get on here too.
    Any additional positive or negative comments about any of the already mentioned will be good too. if a trusted site has a bad rating I will state so with a tally of +/- next to it.

    If the thread takes off it may save a lot of us some hassle in the future. I will try to keep it updated but I cant be checking all the sites mentioned so if you do suggest or submit a site please be sure its correct as I wont be checking everything submitted so wont be responsible for someone else submission.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  8. FoxRidersCo

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  9. driftking

    driftking Wheel size expert

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  10. rotorub

    rotorub Likes Dirt

    My mate and I have ordered tyres and tubes in bulk from

    really good prices! add seamless transactions add them to the list if you like!

  11. driftking

    driftking Wheel size expert

    Will do any site that a user has used and they consider trustworthy and is suggested here as you did I will add it.
  12. frensham

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  14. driftking

    driftking Wheel size expert

    It crossed my mind too. Not getting an email back I was like "oh man" but with all the crazy floods/fire going around I gave it a little bit of slack and decided to wait over the Australia day weekend. It was good though how quick the help was. Quick answer simple here's the item number then rings back asap was great.
    What is good too, when you pay for the item you get the proper receipt sent to your email from Bpay (I think its Bpay), you also get given a item number which you can then check on the website to see whats happening with the order. Once it was sent from them I was given the number that the auspost uses for that item. So I was pretty impressed with the amount of tracking and how promptly he had it fixed. They were also cheaper than CRC :) happy chap.

    P.s that was standard post so it was well tracked for a stand delivery.
  15. sedifus

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  17. Monks

    Monks Likes Dirt

  18. special

    special Likes Dirt


    does anyone know about this site ? i bought one of their glory carbon down tube protector about 2 weeks ago and it still has not arrived yet from cairns to Canberra by normal post i emailed them and they have not responded either, i am wondering did i waste my $90 or what ?
  19. mothy

    mothy Squid

    Not sure about BikeBug ....

    Not sure about BikeBug ....

    They had a pretty limited stock last time I was in there. I guess if your after road bikes or Cannondales then they might be worth a look. They did appear kinda over priced too ...

    and better value still at original price:
  20. rider124

    rider124 Likes Bikes and Dirt

    How long untill a brand new user posts up a site thats a scam. it will happen.

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