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    focus bikes

    excellent reports , and i want one ( the cayo ) . but worried about after sales service as they are only availabe on line at wiggle . do they really come set up to ride ? surely there will be cable stretch ect . anyone got one ?

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    Re: focus bikes

    Not had one myself from Wiggle but have only heard good things - unlike another well known cycle mail order company based at a place that sounds like Weston

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    Well I never. Is there really a River Merlin running through Central Lancs?

    Never heard a bad thing about Merlin and I've only ever had good experiences with them (fnarr, fnarr).

    As for Focus, no I don't have one, but they have been very well reviewed.

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    Re: focus bikes

    My only doubt with stuff like this is it's a pain in the arse to sort out problems, whereas if it's from a local shop you can take it back to be sorted.

    They do look good for the money though.

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    Re: focus bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by lantern rouge View Post
    Well I never. Is there really a River Merlin running through Central Lancs?

    Never heard a bad thing about Merlin and I've only ever had good experiences with them (fnarr, fnarr).

    As for Focus, no I don't have one, but they have been very well reviewed.

    Good luck with it.
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    Re: focus bikes

    Planet X would be on my list. Same issues being a web retailer, that's why they're cheap, but they should look after you. If you ask nicely they might be able to point you at someone local

    http://www.planet-x-bikes.com/triath...ge&PAGE_id=335

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    Quote Originally Posted by idler View Post
    Planet X would be on my list. Same issues being a web retailer, that's why they're cheap, but they should look after you. If you ask nicely they might be able to point you at someone local

    http://www.planet-x-bikes.com/triath...ge&PAGE_id=335
    looked at planet x and no doubt at 999 it seems a bargain , again the mail order bit puts me off . my local dealer has a specialized tarmac comp 2007 at same price (500 off retail )
    . what do you think of these ?

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    Planet-X seems to be gaining quite a following. (As do On-One Pompino's around here)

    If you read the tritalk forum the guys from Planet-X there often answer questions. They're still small enough to keep up with their customers on a personal level. You can always go and collect them over at their warehouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilactime View Post
    surely there will be cable stretch ect .
    Cables do stretch but that's why they are fitted with adjusters. If a cable stretches just twiddle the adjuster a bit to take up the slack. Where's the problem ?

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    Re: focus bikes

    anyone got a planet x carbon road bike ?

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