Im still searching for my new bike and only getting more confused as i search more. Ive come across some great deals on ridley bikes but they are selling in melb and Qld. Does any one know if there is a stockist for this brand in adelaide??? PLS help im going insane searching for the right bike with budget of $2500
I am not 100% sure of Ridley but you won't get one for less than $4000 list price.
The best guide is the Bicycling Australia Buyers guide for 2010. They list Ridley as being dist by Pacific Brands (Apollo and Bonds undies etc) 1800 333 054 but never say never!
Perhaps post your wish list of specs and see what others have to suggest. Once, a while ago a member wrote a continuing blog post about their search for the perfect commuter bike and there was a lot of 'crowd-sourcing' of information. One thing about community is there is a lot of knowledge to be harnessed!
If you're determined to screw local shops down to the best deals you can find online, of course it'll be stressful, and probably a waste of time. Visit a few in your area, tell them what your budget is and what sort of bike you want, and see what they offer you. Ask about their fitting procedure, willingness to change stems, saddles, wheels etc, test rides, post-sale service and decide which shop you want to have a relationship with.
If you're concerned purely with price and don't need any help, then take your chances and buy a bike online, but don't feel sorry for yourself if it doesn't work out. You can't have it both ways.
Thanks derek yre a legend . Went to BE on halifax and found the bike for me Azzuri uno pro. Wasnt looking for cabon frame but for the price i couldnt say no. Once again derek thanks when i pick up new bike ill let you know so to go for ride Beautiful colour scheme
Please do try to hook up for a ride
. I have been a customer of BE for about 15 years and their after sales services is excellent. (PS, the Azzuri uno pro is a nice bike). You will be really happy with it, I am sure.
Once again thanks so much i look forward to meeting you and having a ride down the track. Only started riding again so need some time to condition the old legs but there getting there. Been riding from woodville to semaphore and to city so im getting there dont want to push to hard to early. Look forward to being able to ride for longer periods, funny but i cant wait for the weekends to come around , i enjoy being on the bike so much look forward to catching up with you and other member in a short while dont want to embarress myself cheers derek