- Best warranty/service.
Oakley, particularly in the US. Took some ancient XXs and flack jackets to the factory when I was last there & they refurbished them (as in new nose rubbers, ear socks and arms) FOC, they then gave me a voucher for 50% off anything in the store as they didn’t have any new lenses for the XXs.Posted 3 years agoMSPSubscriber
A lot of the complaints about warranty seem to be made by complete gobshites, you can usually tell by their first post, the way the will have “demanded” to be compensated by the attendance of nubile virgins for their creaky bottom bracket, and subsequently treated with the derision they deserve by the companies concerned.
I also have to say I have never experienced any of the amazing customer service others seem to eulogise about either. I guess I don’t make stupid demands that annoy the people who I need the help of, while not having the gift of the gab to get them to go the extra mile.
In short, I think the warranty/support you get can depend as much on the customer as the company.Posted 3 years agobencooperMember
You admit to doing something ‘stupid’ with their tool(s) and they have to replaced your error FOC?
Yes. From memory, one was using a little Squirt to cut through wire that was probably too big for it, and the springback broke. the other was using the flatblade on a Charge Tti to undo a large screw in masonry, and it snapped.Posted 3 years agoYoKaiserSubscriber
What manufacturers seem to go the extra mile for their customers? There has been a flurry of warranty this and that’s recently and I was wondering (because, one of the poor brands in question was a consideration) who do you spend your money on because of the back up?Posted 3 years agob rMember
What manufacturers seem to go the extra mile for their customers? There has been a flurry of warranty this and that’s recently and I was wondering (because, one of the poor brands in question was a consideration) who do you spend your money on because of the back up?
You don’t hear about the ‘best’ companies…Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’ve never had a warranty for my Hemlock- bought used and already out of the warranty period. And then frankly beaten with a big stick. But I’ve had fast replacement parts for free or discount. Phoned up and said “Hey, I used this 5 inch bike for a 6 hour long downhill race at fort william and now it’s ****ed” and they sent me the bits I needed for free. Excellent phone advice, and I’ve been able to ask “hey, can I drill a hole in this thing for a stealth seatpost” and had the dude that designed it answer.
So all in all I’ve had better support from Cotic’s no warranty than I expect to get from a bike that does have a warranty.
Not been overwhelmed with Hope tbh- I broke a pro 2 axle, because the pro 2 maxle conversion wasn’t really fit for purpose. Asked if I could get the bits to upgrade to the fit-for-purpose Evo model, they kindly offered to sell them to me at RRP and wouldn’t even discount for the value of the replacement axle. The replacement axle broke too, same deal. Only good thing I can say is that they sent me 2 replacement axles that time “for the next time it happens”. But they knew fine well that product was substandard before i bought it, and they knew fine well both times i broke it.Posted 3 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
Oakley have sorted me out with new frames and little O bits.
Hope sorted some brakes/hubs for me.
Ground Effect sorted a bag for me with a busted zip.
Wiggle/Upgrade have sorted 2x dropper posts for me.
Has to be said I have never had a bad warranty experience. I think this might be due to me having worked in a customer care role so a) I know how to be nice and have realistic expectations. b) I don’t take the piss.Posted 3 years agodanrandonSubscriber
Whyte and ATB Sales for sorting me out. for full details see the following threadPosted 3 years ago
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