Recommended bikes and stores

rmbriggs
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Recommended bikes and stores

Postby rmbriggs » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Hey All

I was hoping someone may be able to help me out and provide some information for purchasing my first road bike. I need to ride around 50-100km a day and was seeing opinions on different road bikes, suitable gear and a recommended shop to buy it from. Price range is $2000-$3000 for everything.

Any information provide is much appreciated.

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Rhys

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby wizzfizz » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:21 pm

Where-abouts are you located mate? There's a few places around ...

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby rmbriggs » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:47 pm

Hey mate

I am North of the River but happy to travel within reason if the are highly recommended.

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby dmwill » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:30 pm

Always been happy with TBE Osborne Park and Wembley Cycles.

Got my road bike from TBE - they were quite particular about the fit (not a professional bike fit, but they took leg inseam measurement, played around with varying stem height with several test rides, etc). I was pretty happy with that - no other shop I went to were that thorough. Also got a discount without asking.

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby thefunkygibbon » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:33 pm

Al at Al's Bicycle Surgery ( http://alscyclesurgery.com.au/ ) in Heathridge is probably worth a visit. The guys (Angus, Chris and Mark) at Cycles Bespoke ( http://cyclesbespoke.com/ ) in Bayswater are also a friendly bunch. If your just starting out they are probably worth having a chat to even if you don't buy a bike from them. The guys at TBE in Belmont are good though IMHO not as knowledgeable as Al and Cycles Bespoke.

If your starting out riding I would recommend working your way up to the 50-100k mark as that's a fair distance to be travelling each day.

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby moosterbounce » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:38 am

See Steve at Elite Racing Cycles in northbridge. He will give honest advice and not try to just sell. I trust him with my bikes...and that's saying something :)

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby rmbriggs » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:42 am

Thanks all, will check them out

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby jaseyjase » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:34 am

+1 on Elite Cycles, they maybe a little pricy, but his service is fantastic.

Also Bikeforce Balcatta, Willy the owner is a top guy, friendly and knowledgeable. my LBS, recommended.

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby CXCommuter » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:48 pm

Malaga Cycles is my LBS for over 10 years and also has a good group ride set up on Saturday's. TBE and Wembley Cycles also good discussions- I try to steer clear of Bikforce anything- personal experiences have not been good but lots of people think otherwise.
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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:42 pm

CXCommuter wrote:Malaga Cycles is my LBS for over 10 years and also has a good group ride set up on Saturday's. TBE and Wembley Cycles also good discussions- I try to steer clear of Bikforce anything- personal experiences have not been good but lots of people think otherwise.

I have had mixed experiences with Bikeforce. The good experiences were at bikeforce morley.

+ 1 to Elite Racing Cycles. I have only had good advice from them.
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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby Mrfenejeans » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:36 pm

+1 To Malaga Cycles
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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby gazman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:51 am

+1 Wembley Cycles - new premises are great.
+1 TBE Osborne Pk

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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby kx315 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:47 pm

+1 to Malaga Cycles also very happy with my dealings there.
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Re: Recommended bikes and stores

Postby Marty Moose » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:32 pm

Cyclemania and BF Joondalup are great to deal with.

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