Tips on Buying a Bicycle online from

If you are looking to save money then purchasing a bicycle online is perfect for you.  Online retailers typically have a larger selection, of bikes, than the local bicycle shop and can ship directly to your home/office in about 3-10 days.

But here are a few tips in purchasing a bicycle online;

1.   Understand that you will be putting a bicycle together.   Most bicycles come partially assembled.  So as to a single speed bicycle you should be able to assemble the bike in about 30 minutes.  New bikes can usually be assembled with common household tools.  However, this is not true of a multi speed bike.  If you have never put together a multi speed bike and are not mechanically inclined you should take your bicycle to a local bicycle shop for assembly.  You will probably still save hundreds of dollars but be prepared to transport the bicycle to a local shop for assembly.

2.  Be flexible.  When ordering understand that inventories change hourly.  Most sites update inventories weekly meaning that just because the site says a bike is in stock that color may have actually been exhausted.  Understand this and be flexible.  Have 1-3 alternative colors in mind in case your number one color preference is sold out.  Customers that do this have little disruption in their bicycle purchases.

3.  Purchase from a Website that list a contact telephone number.  Most sites handle their customer contact by email but a site without a published number will be diffulcult to reach should something go array.  Check the contact tab of the website and make sure there is a working telephone number listed.

4.  Be patient but persistent.    If you have not received an update, on your bicycle order, after 5-7 days email and/or telephone the bicycle site.  Make sure your order is in their processing que.  Websites aren’t perfect and occasionally a malfunction in the gateway or the shopping cart will result in no order ever being transmitted.  Be patient but persistent.

5.  Deal with sites that specialize in bicycles. 

If you follow the above tips you should have a safe and enjoyable online bicycle purchase.  (Main Site) (Blog)

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