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Canyon are terrible

asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
edited January 2015 in Commuting chat
Seriously, there needs to be a warning thread, or at least a place where those of us who are suffering can come together and form a self help group.

Having got the bike on Monday, my issues are:

1. Bar end cap missing. Not a massive issue, but it's sloppy. First world problem, but annoying all the same.

2. Scratch on the top tube. This is not as annoying as you'd think as running a Sharpie over it made it vanish (I coloured it in) but still. If I didn't think I'd have to wait 17 weeks for a replacement I'd send it straight back. This is a winter bike, so although I want to keep it in perfect nick, I don't expect it to stay that way for long.

3. The mudguards I ordered are missing parts so I can't fit them. Spares have to come from Germany, so that's at least a 10 day wait.

4. FD-6800s have a grub screw aligned perpendicular to the cage that presses against your frame to brace the mech when shifting and give a more positive shift. To protect your frame Shimano provide a little backing plate (two actually, one for down tubes with a cut-out and one for round tubes). Canyon haven't fitted this so the grub screw will scratch the frame. I'd prefer it if any scratches were my responsibility, not the manufacturers.

Coupled with all the delays and poor comms it has been a pretty terrible experience and not something that I'd recommend anyone else go through. I keep looking at their 29ers and thinking that they would be fun but if Iever bike the bullet on something that that it most certainly won't be coming from Koblenz.
Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
Sun - Cervelo R3
Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
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  • You should go to Koblenz yourself to pick it up, it's a beautiful beautiful area even for cycling.

    So what's next? Send it back for full refund and get a Genesis instead? :wink:
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Would love to but it kinda defeats the cost element, as does spending time and effort to resolve issues.

    It's painful.

    I asked if I could escalate my mudguard issues and was told to email. When I rang back about the FD issue I was told to send pictures to the guy who answered both calls and was given the same email. So that's a non-escalation fob off route I was given first time then....
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,644 Lives Here
    Reading about the delivery woes of you, IP and Dhope I must admit to thinking I don't think I would be ordering from them if I was in the market for a new bike.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    You should go to Koblenz yourself to pick it up, it's a beautiful beautiful area even for cycling.

    So what's next? Send it back for full refund and get a Genesis instead? :wink:

    I did just that a couple of years back then decided to NOT buy the Canyon but to buy a Cervelo instead, I also managed to bag a KOM leading up to the fort 8)

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    Koblenz is a lovely place really worth a visit
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    Me after my sweet victory
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    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    and more celebrating post Amstel gold race

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    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • You give a whole new meaning to "going off topic"
  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    Counterbalance : I ordered mine middle of December last year and it was with me fully intact within 10 days. It has been an awesome bike to ride.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    You give a whole new meaning to "going off topic"

    well i do like to try my best, nom nom nom ...

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B85rDM ... sp=sharing
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,273 Lives Here
    Went for $6.5m

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    Expensive canyon
  • sophidogsophidog Posts: 180
    itboffin wrote:
    and more celebrating post Amstel gold race

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    you shouldn't eat mussels with a fork, you use a mussel :!: Only jealous, they do look good....
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  • itboffin wrote:
    Me after my sweet victory
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    Not sure you could look much less pleased! Miserable old git!
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

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  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    The expression is more that of considering the dental bill that may result from the jarring bite on dense flapjack.

    Back on topic, I'm siding with Veronese68's view - now Rose or Spesh @ LBS.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,273 Lives Here
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • Asprilla wrote:
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.

    No brainer

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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    Asprilla wrote:
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.

    there's a good reason for that, people continue to buy them. Ultimately many companies see nothing other than cash flow, if the orders are coming in then a few delays and complaints they can live with, if people dont place orders because of bad PR or started cancelling them as rapidly as they placed them then questions would be asked and a solution would have to be found.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Asprilla wrote:

    3. The mudguards I ordered are missing parts so I can't fit them. Spares have to come from Germany, so that's at least a 10 day wait.

    Canyon use UPS for all their deliveries, I've had 2 orders placed this month both on a Tuesday and both delivered on the Friday so not sure where a 10 day wait comes into it.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,273 Lives Here
    Asprilla wrote:
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.

    Have they?

    I had no problems with mine.
  • Asprilla wrote:
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.

    Have they?

    I had no problems with mine.
    Yes but you probably hinted you are a mod on BR and they dared not risk screwing up. :D
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,273 Lives Here
    Asprilla wrote:
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.

    Have they?

    I had no problems with mine.
    Yes but you probably hinted you are a mod on BR and they dared not risk screwing up. :D

    Yeah. The red pseudonym opens so so many doors...
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Asprilla wrote:
    Every company gets a 'growing pains' period when they're on a fast growth trajectory.

    This is clearly Canyon's.

    Canyon have had these issues since they started and don't seem to be making and headway in resolving them.

    Have they?

    I had no problems with mine.

    Successfully delivering two orders doesn't mean they are a roaring success. As ITB points out, they won't improve unless the bottom line is impacted.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    I'm an architect for numerous online brands including many that frequently feature on here, there has been lots of talk about whether taking an order knowing that they might not be able to deliver in a reasonable timeframe is damaging to brand image and ultimately customer loyalty.

    Would you still push the button if you knew it was 6+ months?

    I would if I had a realistic date.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    itboffin wrote:
    I'm an architect for numerous online brands including many that frequently feature on here, there has been lots of talk about whether taking an order knowing that they might not be able to deliver in a reasonable timeframe is damaging to brand image and ultimately customer loyalty.

    Would you still push the button if you knew it was 6+ months?

    I would if I had a realistic date.

    Me too. I design the business process around these things and honesty is always the best policy. The moment you disappoint someone then that's damaging the customer experience and the brand.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    True dat
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,644 Lives Here
    Some of our suppliers are notoriously unreliable with their delivery dates, as a salesman it drives me up the wall. If asked by a customer I just tell them the delivery date cannot be trusted as the supplier lies like a flatfish and we should get them at some point. Unfortunately for us there are no alternative suppliers for these parts without major tooling investment. Canyon have competition and I suspect it may start to affect them, although they may not care if they are still making money.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    Canyon's problem is that they break the first rule of Customer Service - 'Under Promise, Over Deliver'. To wit, endless emails advising of a 1 week/2 week delay. Each time raising and then dashing your hopes.

    They might be learning though. Last week I was told I'd get the bike in late Feb. Today Canyon tried to take the money from my Credit Card only for Barclays to block the transaction! :roll: Hopefully all sorted now but if they are taking payment then the bike should be almost ready for dispatch. Once again my hopes are raised.

    Hope it arrives in better condition than Asprilla's...

    Edit - just had the email to say 'we are currently preparing your order for shipment'

    Happy days. Asprilla - how long did yours take to arrive from shipment conf to delivery?
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,644 Lives Here
    Fingers crossed for you IP, maybe a fat man with a beard will deliver it in his sack.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Fingers crossed for you IP, maybe a fat man with a beard will deliver it in his sack.
    Is this who you mean?

























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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,189
    IP - from my experience you should ve got it next week, might not be there by Xmas though. It ll be a greaat NYE pres though! ;)
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