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CubicCubic Posts: 594
edited August 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi,

Does anyone know of any shops in London (or surroundings) that stocks as many of the following as possible:

Cannondale (SuperSix)
Giant (TCR Adv)
Cube (Litening or GTC Agree)
or maybe Kuota (Kebel) or Bianchi (Sempre)

I'm looking to test ride as many as I can.

Thanks.

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  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    Also, does anyone have any thoughts on the customer service of the various manufacturers in case of any problems with the bikes, or crash replacement schemes etc.?
  • I got my cube agree gtc from cycle surgery in Spitalfields and they had the litening, as well as most giants (not sure about cannondale) Service was good (not amazing but good nonetheless). There are also loads of bike shops around the area, I know evans is literally over the road.
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    I got my cube agree gtc from cycle surgery in Spitalfields and they had the litening, as well as most giants (not sure about cannondale) Service was good (not amazing but good nonetheless). There are also loads of bike shops around the area, I know evans is literally over the road.

    Thanks, did they let you have a test ride on the bike first?
  • Mark BomMark Bom Posts: 184
    Pretty sure 7Hundred in Windsor stocks some of those brands.

    Never bought from there as its a brand new shop, but they seem alright. They are associated with DNA Cycles in Maidenhead.
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    On yer bike at London bridge do cannondale.
  • Cubic wrote:
    I got my cube agree gtc from cycle surgery in Spitalfields and they had the litening, as well as most giants (not sure about cannondale) Service was good (not amazing but good nonetheless). There are also loads of bike shops around the area, I know evans is literally over the road.

    Thanks, did they let you have a test ride on the bike first?


    Yes, however I didn't have any gear with me, so just went around in my jeans etc but they were fine (I think they took some ID or a bank card)
  • porker33porker33 Posts: 636
    is there a cyclesUK near to you?

    The Greenwich branch, stocks, Cube, Cannondale & Specialised, among others.

    I was particularly impressed with the finish and spec of the Cube bikes for the money.
  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    http://www.prologuebikes.com is near Putney and do Cube and Giant.

    They come highly recommended from me. I haven't bought a bike from them but use them for repairs and servicing. Good guys.
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    Thanks for all the replies and suggestions guys.

    I've been in touch with Prologue and Bicycle Richmond as they're nearest to me and they've got some Cubes, 'Dales and Giants in stock that I'm going to try to test at the weekend.

    Prologue have been my lbs for the past few years, and, although I've not bought a bike off them before, I like the guys there and trust them too. They might be able to do me a good deal on building up a 2010 TCR Adv SL frame with sram Force and RS80 wheels. So if the bike fits well, that'll work out very nicely! :)

    This will be only my second road bike so far, having has a £700 alu racer for the last three years. So, I think I should try to test a few out first, having never even ridden a carbon bike before! It's a really nice, tough decision to have :D
  • anto164anto164 Posts: 3,500
    Cubic wrote:
    Also, does anyone have any thoughts on the customer service of the various manufacturers in case of any problems with the bikes, or crash replacement schemes etc.?

    Can't say much about c'dale or cube, but i snapped a Giant MTB. I went in on a monday with the bike in pieces. On the saturday morning i rode it out of the shop. Fully warrantied within 5 days.

    Other friends have broken Giants before, and they've had warranty parts within 2-3 working days.

    I'll put it this way, i currently own 3 Giant bicycles and will be adding another to my fleet in a month (2012 TCR advanced 1)
  • anto164anto164 Posts: 3,500
    Cubic wrote:
    Also, does anyone have any thoughts on the customer service of the various manufacturers in case of any problems with the bikes, or crash replacement schemes etc.?

    Can't say much about c'dale or cube, but i snapped a Giant MTB. I went in on a monday with the bike in pieces. On the saturday morning i rode it out of the shop. Fully warrantied within 5 days.

    Other friends have broken Giants before, and they've had warranty parts within 2-3 working days.

    I'll put it this way, i currently own 3 Giant bicycles and will be adding another to my fleet in a month (2012 TCR advanced 1)
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Cannondale and Giants are all over London:

    Evans = Cannondale

    Cyclesurgury = Giants

    Cube? Good luck, although there is a store in St Alban's with Cube. I did call them a while back to see if they could get me a CX bike and they never called back.
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • aspenderaspender Posts: 96
    Cycle Surgery in Holborn had a few Cube Agree GTC Race models in when I was looking on Sunday. The shop in St. Albans that does Cube is Addiktion Cycles. Had one Agree Race and one Pro last time I looked.
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