Would You Buy a Bike Online?


Jenson USA Bike Sale

Have you ever purchased a bike online?  Ten years ago, this might have seemed like a strange thing to do….but in today’s online world it pretty darn normal.

I haven’t done it for a personal bike, but I did once buy a fleet of 12 Jamis mountain bikes with an online purchase…..so I guess you could say I’m totally cool with the idea.

Well it is that time of year when cyclists have got shopping fever, and anxious to buy new bikes and cycling accessories.  Come on, who am I kidding….it’s always that time of year for us cyclists.

If you know what you want and have your sizing all figured out, you can take advantage of some incredible deals by shopping for a bike via the internet.

So where do you go?

There are a bunch of options, but here’s one that I recommend.  To help accommodate our cravings, the good folks at Jenson USA have some wicked good deals happening as part of their Annual Bike Sale.

Jamis Road Bicycle

Get up to 60% off an excellent selection of quality bikes from brands like Jamis, Orbea, Yeti, and more.  They might not be 2015 models, but still brand new and super hot.  Not only a great opportunity to pick up a new road bike, but also a chance for you to add to your N+1 collection with a mountain bike or cyclo-cross bike.

These discounted prices won’t stay like this forever…..so grab your credit card and go bike shopping.

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6 Responses to “ Would You Buy a Bike Online? ”

  1. Michael S on April 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I brought my Moda road bike online, got it for £500 from £750 and was able to pay through interest free credit which is a massive bonus. The bike came really quickly and only needed to turn the handlebars and add pedals!

    I think for a more expensive bike I would like to try it out before I spend a small fortune just to make sure it’s the one for me.

    I buy all my clothes and accessories online, usually from Wiggle where they do good discounts and you get a free bag of Haribo, perfect!

    • Darryl on April 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing your experience, Michael. I totally agree with all you’ve said.

  2. Paul Kirby on April 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I go back and forth on this issue. I like bikes, but I like to be able to SEE and FEEL them. Plus, I’m not comfortable enough with bike sizing/fit to be able to know what will fit me. I ride a 55cm Scott – does that translate to a 55cm in other manufacturers? What if they don’t make a 55? Plus, there’s always the chatter of “support your LBS!” Granted, I just bought a MTB at REI, but there were reasons for that and it was a smart purchase. Still, I try to shop at LBSs when I can to support them and feel like I should purchase bikes there, too. Plus, in some cases, the shop may throw in a bike fitting if you buy a bike from them.

    I suppose I’d be willing to do it, but I’d need to feel a lot more comfortable about bike fit than I do (I’ve only purchased one road bike in my life so far) and it’d have to be a good deal.

    BTW, I like CompetitiveCyclist.com a lot and have bought product on sale from them numerous times. I still feel a bit guilty about not buying this stuff at my LBS, but, let’s face it, price matters. And when I can easily return it, it makes the purchase easier to justify.

    • Darryl on April 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks Paul. Yeah, I totally feel for where you’re coming from. I think getting the right bike is super important and you need to know what you want. At least I feel this way for Road Bikes. I think I’m more flexible when it comes to a mountain bike.

  3. DjD808 on April 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    CompetitiveCyclist.com…without question. I bought my Wilier on that site and haven’t looked elsewhere. They are no where near the cheapest but 100% quality products for serious riders and those would are novice but have the means to afford the higher end.

    I’m neither, I just got lucky…once.


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