Anyone else been waiting a lifetime for an Alpine frame?
After waiting 5 weeks and several delays I was told today of another 3 week wait, screw that, cancelled my order, as a result I’ve missed out on 5 weeks worth of riding and I’ve had to cancel my Scotland trip next week. I’ve also bought a new E Thirteen chain guide (£115) that I can’t return to CRC as I’ve had it too long, pretty pissed with Orange, can’t believe they expect people to wait 2 months for a frame, absolute joke.
Thanks Orange for ruining what’s left of my summer.
Won’t be buying British again.Posted 4 years ago
I had a beautiful Enduro and a sweet little 456 summer season, both sold prior to my Alpine order to fund the new frame/parts, not risky as I needed the money and thought a two week wait was perfectly acceptable, what isn’t acceptable is both Orange & the dealership knew it wouldn’t be two weeks and kept delaying, no one had the decency to ring me, I had to do all the chasing, 8 weeks isn’t acceptable, plus if I waited I’m almost certain it would be delayed again.
Looks like I’m going back to my original idea of a Covert.Posted 4 years agokayak23Subscriber
MoseyMTB – Member
I’m in the same boat waiting on a (dialled) alpine and I’m bikeless too.
I noticed this from Dialled Bikes Facebook page a day or so ago…
Good news for all the Dialled Bikes Alpine pre-order customers who have been waiting patiently for their frames to arrive. Just had notification that they are clearing customs this week and will be delivered to DBHQ on Monday AM. Customers can therefore expect to have them by Thursday/Friday next week (overseas customers during the following week).
Not all frames are pre-ordered, so we will have stock ready to send out towards the end of next week”.Posted 4 years agolegendMember
This sort of thread confuses me a bit, do people not chose bikes/frames for specific reasons?
You’ve gone from a relatively lightweight single pivot, to a relatively heavy (iirc) faux bar link. The geometry/fit of the two will be quite different too – seems an odd to mePosted 4 years ago
I wanted various things from the bike, 142×12 axle, tapered head, ISCG 05 mounts, 160mm, various bikes ticked those boxes, plus I liked the look of both bikes, and they’re designed to do the same thing essentially, only really went for the Alpine as it was a 2014 model, I’m sure either bike will serve me well.
I’m used to how the faux bar works and like the feel tbh.Posted 4 years ago
Before I placed my order I rang the shop to see how long it would take, I was told 2 weeks, perfectly acceptable, to then receive a call a few days later saying it’ll be more like 5 isn’t, the shop told me they had people waiting weeks before I placed my order so they knew full well it wasn’t going to be 2 weeks, so, after waiting 5 weeks to then get told it’ll be another 3 wasn’t good enough.
Anyway, I got myself sorted and bought the frame I originally set out to buy before the Alpine, I’m sure my riding will be the same with either bike.Posted 4 years ago
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