- Are there any brands you'd think twice about buying?
Kona. Frames may be nice but the level of kit for the price they are is shocking. Ellsworth, mostly because the company seems to be run by a cock. Charge seem like nice bikes, but their advertising gets on my nerves. Bionicon, just 'cos they don't look right…(there's loads of manufacturers that fall into that category though )
There's probably loads…Posted 8 years agoBigDummySubscriber
Are there any brands that you would think twice about buying but probably still buy if it was the right product at the right price?
This seems to imply that there are some brands you will buy without a second thought regardless of whether the product is right and regardless of the price.
I may have just discovered why my expenditure is less than my income. 🙂Posted 8 years agosnapsMember
Cannondale – probably because I remember 3 frame failures in the same race in 92 & one guy loosing his front teeth as a result!Posted 8 years ago
Any product distributed by Silver fish – worst customer service I've ever known.
Topeak – didn't return my phone calls or email enquiries about sets of HID lights.
SSC – although I've had 2 different BBs off the octo, his posts on here have put me off further purchasesBikingcatastropheMember
Orange – pretentious overpriced tosh. Oh, hang on, doesn't that apply to most of the "niche" brands?
[Edit] Doh, misread the title. I wouldn't think once about buying any of these and would never consider buying. Maybe we need to start a separate thread?]Posted 8 years ago
that counts olly.
Crank Bros is a very good call. It'd have to be seriously good value for me to try them. I had a few sets of their egg beaters only cos they were free!! put me off anything they do that contains bearings as they died in about 3 weeks and i'm normally really light on bearings. head many an FSA headset and never had to service them once in years!Posted 8 years agoOllyMember
actually, yeah, theres one.
while im very opinonated, and wouldnt even consider once, crank bros, DMR and a few others, i would think twice about hope.
feel nice on a static bike.
never had anything nice to say about anything ive USED thats younger than C2s thoughPosted 8 years agoneil853Subscriber
Ragley Frames (hopefully brants new seatpost will hit the mark?) 😉
Crank bros pedals
these are just some of the products i've ownde that have been poor products and i've had poor service from. If i think about ot they'll be loads more.Posted 8 years agoBreganteSubscriber
Race Face clothing 😯
Never again. I have had two Aquanot jackets (one replacing the faulty first one). Shocking quality. Not waterproof and the zips all disintegrated within a couple of rides. Also had a pair of shorts that literally fell apart. Just my experience but never again!Posted 8 years ago
Talking bike related brands here. Are there any brands that you would think twice about buying but probably still buy if it was the right product at the right price?
For me they'd include:
Raleigh (but not Diamondback cos I like them so wouldn't think twice)
On-One (but only cos they're so popular)
That's probably it for me. Now for yours…Posted 8 years agoajantomMember
Crank Bros is a very good call. It'd have to be seriously good value for me to try them. I had a few sets of their egg beaters only cos they were free!! put me off anything they do that contains bearings as they died in about 3 weeks and i'm normally really light on bearings
In defence of CB, I think their products are ok – I've had 2 sets of their pedals, and both have lasted ages (well they're still going) ………………. BUT I did open them up when i first got them and the bearings were dry, so I packed them with grease before riding, and I redo this on a regular basis. I think most of the problems people have with them are down to low or nil maintenance.
Anyway, here's some stuff i wouldn't buy………Posted 8 years ago
Bionicon – looks and rides nice (mate has one) but too much to go wrong IMO.
X-Lite – back in the 90's I bent 3 sets of handlebars in a row. Customer service was top-notch, but the products weren't up to it. Actually are they still going? 😕julianwilsonMember
Nike, and the 'like Nike but more Rad' Nke 6.0. Blegh.
And sorry Cove, lovely bikes (a few mates have one or other of them) but I just cannot have a bike with a rude word on it. Imagine me turning up to work with my vulnerable/upset/abused teenagers on a handjob or a stiffee…Posted 8 years agofatsimon mk2Member
i would as long as i live never ever buy superstar sh*t ever again pads that last one ride and when i asked about sending them back it was surggested that i hadn't fitted them right lol iam a mech engineer with 20years of working on forklifts or plant machinery oh and ive got a 2:1 in mech engineering so up yours superstar 👿Posted 8 years ago
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