Finding or selling second hand biking kit on the internet is a bit hit or miss. You’ve got various classifieds on forums, eBay and so on, but it’s a bit of a faff and usually involves trawling through a load of adverts to find what you really want. Selling can be just as bad, having to field a load of queries from people who don’t seem to have read the advert and never seem to end up making an offer or bidding on what you’ve got for sale anyway.
Enter Bikesoup, a new site that aims to take the hassle out of buying or selling a second hand bike. There’s a nice simple user interface to pick whether you’d like to look for new or used bikes, what kind, how much you’re looking to spend and even filters to different manufacturers or models. You can add bikes you like the look of to your ‘Bikesoup’, recommend a bike you think will be ideal to a friend and easily get in touch with the seller if you’re thinking of buying or have further questions.
If you’re selling a bike you can upload 12 decent quality pictures with your ad plus Bikesoup offer discounted insurance and shipping services through their partners – to see what an ad looks like (and retro blast from the past) take a look HERE…
To help get the new site started, Bikesoup has offered Singletrack readers the chance to put a free advert on the site until the 31st of October. All you need to do is register and use the code STWOCT31 so give it a go – you might even find something you want to buy at the same time..