Bicycle Retailer BikesDirect Celebrates A Decade On The Web
It has been just over a decade now since BikesDirect launched their online store. BikesDirect has been selling bicycles online longer than most bike shops have been in business. They do this with a simple business model–offer any bicycle the customer needs, at a price no retailer can beat.
As their name states, BikesDirect gets their inventory direct from factories. This translates to prices that are 40% to 50% lower than retail prices. Through BikesDirect, you can get a Kestrel, Motobecane, Windsor, or any other bike for far less than the manufacturer’s retail price.
BikesDirect has recently added a whole new line of fixed gear and single speed bicycles to their inventory. Their enormous inventory is well organized on the BikesDirect website. The bicycles are arranged according to the experience level of the rider, but you can also browse according type of bike or by a specific brand.
All bicycles from BikesDirect come with a satisfaction guarantee, no sales tax, and free shipping to the lower 48 states in the USA. Additionally, their bikes ship with parts of such high quality that you may never buy merchandise from a retail bike shop again. Get your tune-ups at your local bike shop. Get your bike from BikesDirect.
BikesDirect continues to provide the same excellent cycling experience that riders around the world have come to expect from Motobecane. As a beginning, BikesDirect can offer this brief history; Motobecane has been making bikes since 1923 and was named after the French word Moto for motorcycle and Becane for bike. Things went well for the company until 1981 when they were bankrupt and bought by Yamaha and became MBK. Now Motobecane USA is not related to the French company as they import bikes from Taiwan and China, these are the bikes you are interested in. BikesDirect offers these BikesDirect to the public at competitive price points and excellent quality.
According to BikesDirect, Motobécane was a major manufacturer in the French bicycle industry. The frames on Motobécane’s mid-to-upper bikes were typically double-butted lugged steel made from Vitus or Reynolds 531 molybdenum/manganese steel tubing with Nervex lugs. Motobécane finished their frames in beautiful and high-quality paint, a practice not often followed in the French industry. Considered the second most prestigious French bicycle (after Peugeot, whose more durable design they emulated, but ahead of Gitane), BikesDirect remembers Motobécane’s mid-range bikes as a good value; the company kept prices reasonable by matching high-quality frames with lower-priced, but higher-quality components from Japan, at a time when competitors were putting higher-priced, lower quality French components on mid-range bikes. BikesDirect says that Motobécane bicycles included the Nomade, Mirage, Super Mirage, Super Touring, Grand Touring, Sprint, Jubilee, Grand Record, Le Champion, and Team Champion.
BikesDirect now offers Motobecane models that use carbon on two of their ranges of bikes, the Race Carbon/AL and the Full Carbon ranges. From the Race Carbon they produce the Century Comp, Elite, Pro and Team and from the Full Carbon they have the Immortal Pro, Force and Spirit.