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· Just Joshin' ya!
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There is a ton of threads about BD. I did recently purchase a road bike from them. It was a 2014 LeChampion Pro. Full carbon fiber, full Ultegra group set, full Ritchey cockpit, and Mavic Ksyrium wheels. I got it for 1800 dollars. When I went to price a similar bike from Cannondale or Specialized, I was looking at 4k. I like riding road, but it is not sickness like mountain. I wanted to get a high quality bike but knew my budget was around 2K. This was the best deal I could find. What I did not expect, though, was for the bike to be as good as it was. Very stiff, very light, and very smooth. I really like the bike. it rides great, weighs 18 pounds with pedals, and it was an easy transaction. I can't fault BD at all.

I would not however, buy a mountain bike from them. Maybe a hardtail, but definitely not full suspension.
 

· Lone Wolf
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It's a crap shoot, the Internet,
My next door neighbor got a FS Jamis from Bikes Direct, paid a grand,
site said it was worth $1800..
Didn't even have wet brakes,,, bike just hangs on his garage wall and its heavy.

I'll continue to support my LBS and buy what they stock.
I'm doing fine on a Scott Aspect 940 HT 29er, entry level with wet brakes..$600

It's 29.9 pounds now that I made it a 1X9
Kept the front middle chaining, a 32 and swapped the cassette to a 12X36

When I started I wanted a lighter bike right away,,, I lost 27 pounds,,
Just the same as taking 27 pounds off the bike right !


I no longer feel the need for a lighter bike at all.....

BTW I rode a $1600 HT and could not feel the benefit over mine..
It would prolly be ok once I stripped off the bells and whistles tho,,,,
 

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BD bikes are a great value if you don't mind simple frame graphics. You get a bike for half of the MSRP of brand name equivalent.

I bought a fantom pro29 in 2011 from them and could not be happier. Now I have a different frame that I built up but I transferred most parts from that Moto.

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· Just Joshin' ya!
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It's a crap shoot, the Internet,
My next door neighbor got a FS Jamis from Bikes Direct, paid a grand,
site said it was worth $1800..
Didn't even have wet brakes,,, bike just hangs on his garage wall and its heavy.
I have never seen a Jamis on BD. I could be wrong, but I have been looking at their site for about 8 years pretty regularly, and I have never seen a Jamis anything.
 

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I have bought two bikes from them, one before this last Christmas for my wife and one this month for my oldest daughter. Great bikes for the money and how my wife and daughter will use the their new mountain bikes. They were easy to put together and needed only minor shifting adjustments.
 

· Big Test Icycles
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I've always wanted a Ti HT and this year bought a 29er Phantom Pro. Could not be happier. Good price with decent x9 parts. I have nothing against any of my local shops but I saved $$ going with BD. Now I plan to replace parts as they wear out but keep the frame. It all depends on what you buy from them. I'd stay away from the FS stuff. Just my opinion.
 
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