Right and wrong.mtnbiker72 said:Neither is my honest answer...and its not because I'm an anti-internet snob. I'm not, but my issue is that neither of these bikes are sold through a LBS (local bike shops) so if you have any warranty issues, you'll have no recourse other than to mail the bike and/or parts back...then wait for them to warranty it and mail it back to you. And frankly, bike shops that you may go into to get some work done aren't going to cut you any deals because they'll know its a mail order bike. For your $600 (including shipping), there are several choices available from the following manufacturers. Even if you mail order these, you will still be able to find a LBS who carries them if a warranty issue arises.
Schwinn Rocket Iso-Drive
Mongoose Otero (2007 model)
Mongoose Wing Super (2006 model)
Iron Horse Maverick 4.0 (2007 model)
Iron Horse Maverick Pro (2006 model)
Check out www.rscycle.com for deals on these models
Iron Horse Warrior DS Trail
K2 Attack 1.0
K2 Attack 2.0
But if you must go with your original two, Ibex seems like a better equipped bike and they seem to get good reviews.
No no.Call_me_Clyde said:"Bikesdirect.com has also had NO complaints from the Bureau of Better Business."
Where did this come from? I don't think anyone mentioned any of the vendors in question being written up by the BBB. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Just thought I'd clarify.
In any event, the OP has a good deal of information to digest. Some excellent perspectives in this thread. Thanks to everyone for sharing them.
Motobecane was one of those multi-product companies.29Colossus said:Motobecane? Who the heck rides a Motobecane? I know that the guys over at RBR really like the Motobecane product... Maybe you could ask them... :lol:
I used to ride a Motobecane.... moped... It had pedals...