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“Absolute shambles at Evans store in Kingston on a...”

Written on: 10/05/2010

Absolute shambles at Evans store in Kingston on a Sunday with jobsworth manager who seems to spend more time having power trips on his junior child staff than checking stuff is sold on time/correctly. We both chose bikes, with total order of bikes, helmets, locks and lights coming to over £1000,paid,waited for 2 and a half hours to get rear and front lights and d locks fitted, came back to find rear lights not fitted, d lock fitted upside down so cycle unrideable, no sign of helmets, bell gone… Read Full Review

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“Any one who is looking to purchase a road bike from...”

Written on: 24/04/2010 by drucej31 (1 review written)

Any one who is looking to purchase a road bike from Evans Cycles, please take on board my experience and I'm sure after this you'll seriously reconsider.

Bought a Scott CR1 (Team) from them last year the frame broke after just 5 months of usage, I have had nothing but problems trying to get them to resolve the issue, I thought by buying off a big chain this would provide a good sense of security if anything went awry, how wrong I was! Not only can I not get the frame replaced they've… Read Full Review

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“Was looking for a new bike for the Summer - Ordered...”

Written on: 23/04/2010

Was looking for a new bike for the Summer - Ordered the new Mx5 from Evans three weeks ago, payment was taken from my card instantly!

The bike was dude to be in the store 2 days after I ordered it. I decided to phone up the day after it was dude to arrive in the store to see if I could get a delivery date - They told me it hadn't arrived, which was fine - They said it should arrive at the start of the week and that they would contact me.

4 days later and still no contact from Evans so I… Read Full Review

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“Having just returned to cycling after many years I...”

Written on: 18/04/2010

Having just returned to cycling after many years I wanted to buy into a product and service in the same way as I do with cars. I chose Evans because of reviews and the fact that they were hailed as independent specialists! I ordered with ship to store online & despite the bike being in stock and the money being taken after 2 weeks there was no contact at all from Evans. Havig contacted Evans customer service by email I was advised that the bike was in the store....only when I contacted the… Read Full Review

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“Just great service when first bike not in stock!...”

Written on: 14/04/2010

Just great service when first bike not in stock! Really helpful responses to my emails. would use again and recomment to friends… Read Full Review

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“Ordered bike on 10 March with 5-7 days in stock. After...”

Written on: 13/04/2010

Ordered bike on 10 March with 5-7 days in stock. After 2 weeks told 5-7 does not mean 5-7 days but means 9 days which I said was also rubbish because it was now 2 weeks and still no bike. I have been given 4 different dates for delivery and still no bike, was even told bike in stock and would be sent out and I would receive it yesterday. Then today told the bike is not in stock and will be on 23 April. So have cancelled order. I wish I'd read the reviews on here before I ordered the bike. My… Read Full Review

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“I really don't know where to start on this. After...”

Written on: 06/04/2010 by jordan1971 (1 review written)

I really don't know where to start on this. After taking me more than a month to set up our company's cycle to work scheme and numerous phone conversations where I could never get hold of the right person and they never bother to call me back. Then one of my colleagues forwarded a cheque to them by RM recorded delivery signed by them, then they claimed that they never received it the cheque was also cashed. We tried to complain, I send a number of emails to their customer service department… Read Full Review

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“I ordered a road bike that was out of stock and told...”

Written on: 30/03/2010

I ordered a road bike that was out of stock and told it could be up to two weeks. Two weeks later, having heard nothing I contacted them only to be told the delivery dates had changed and would be another two weeks. When I contacted Customer services I was told, speak to the store, not us.
Very unimpressed. If you need any clothing/components go to Chain reaction, who are frankly awesome in comparison. Evans sucks… Read Full Review

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“Evans has a new ordering and stock control system. ...”

Written on: 21/03/2010 by nednoolde (3 reviews written)

Evans has a new ordering and stock control system. Their staff don't seem to understand it and it doesnt work. I didnt receive the things I ordered in spite of paying extra for a Saturday delivery and phoning to double check on Friday that my order would be despatched. Result of this cock-up, a day wasted waiting for an order that never arrived and a cancelled cycling holiday as I didn't have the things I needed. Worst thing is the manager promised to investigate and phone me back. Still… Read Full Review

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“Delivery took 16 days. ”

Written on: 16/03/2010

Delivery took 16 days.

The sent me a bike with a Tiagra rear derailleur, when it should be a 105. When I went back to the store, the sales woman told me that was the bike that came on the box and there was nothing she could do. I insisted and she said it could be a misespecification at the website. I showed her at Fuji's website that the bike should come with a 105. After 15 minutes of a not-so-friendly conversation, she went to talk to "the manager", which agreed they should exchange the… Read Full Review

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“Service from Evans really depends on the store that...”

Written on: 12/03/2010 by fuzzyhaha (1 review written)

Service from Evans really depends on the store that you go to. I first went to the store in Kingston Upon Thames and although the staff were helpful, the bike I ordered wasn't up to scratch (bike issue not Evans). Trying to sort out an alternative was difficult - they never answered their phone and nor did I get a call back from the manager despite leaving countless messages in store and on phone (the few times someone picked up).

I then switched to Wandsworth. The staff there are helpful and… Read Full Review

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“I ordered a bike on 20th February from their website...”

Written on: 09/03/2010

I ordered a bike on 20th February from their website for delivery to their Victoria store. I was told by the shop that it would take 5-7 days and that there was stock available in their warehouse. After hearing nothing, by 4th March I contacted the store who told the bike would be ready by 8th March. When I contacted the store and customer services on 9th March I was told they still didn't have a bike but offered me a poor alternative. When I tried to get a refund I was told by customer… Read Full Review

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“i first bought a bike from evans cycles in 08 brand...”

Written on: 14/02/2010

i first bought a bike from evans cycles in 08 brand new bike GT palomar for £175 i traveled over 15 miles to fetch the bike, on the first week the rear hub was nackered so i took it back traveling 15 miles again by taxi because im a student, the metro and the bus dont allow me to take my bike on the transport in newcastle which cost me £20 i got a bus back £2.00 so i had the bike fixed took two weeks £75!!! after a 2 month it went along with the gears awkward 15 miles in rain and £50. 6 months… Read Full Review

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“My friend bought two bikes and a few accessories from...”

Written on: 13/01/2010

My friend bought two bikes and a few accessories from Evans and brought them to Ethiopia.Both the bikes came with paint problems.One had touch up paint all over its fork the other one had touch up paint all over the top tube.I cannot afford to pay another 240 pounds to ship the bikes back to the UK, the most i could do is write a review, which i hope is helpful enough to make sure no one else makes the mistake i made and buy anything from this establishment… Read Full Review

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“Evans Cycles seem to be the Jessops of the cycling...”

Written on: 12/01/2010

Evans Cycles seem to be the Jessops of the cycling world. Most of the staff I've dealt with were unenthusiastic and unhelpful, however, occasionally there is someone quite good. Overall, though I prefer to shop at private bike shops… Read Full Review

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“There appears to be a similar theme having read a few...”

Written on: 09/01/2010

There appears to be a similar theme having read a few of the reviews. I have ordered some cycling shoes and after 10 days am still waiting. Having called the customer service team they had no information on the placed order. Still waiting for a return call,if it doesn't come with the right answer will be heading for my refund. Can a company be so shoddy in an economic downturn me thinks not… Read Full Review

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“I ordered a bike from the site which turned out to be...”

Written on: 03/01/2010

I ordered a bike from the site which turned out to be out of stock. Replacement arrived late and I missed a weekend away as a result. When bike finally arrived it was misassembled and the sales staff were rude and uninterested. On taking advantage of the free service after 6 weeks I was told the wrong opening hours and have just returned from an abortive trip to the shop which is not exactly local. Prices and product are good. Service is appalling… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/12/2009


sorry this has taken so long but i had puchased a cycle from evans cycles

i had used the cycle for 1 season when it developed a flaw in the paint
finish they tried to fix with cange of colour that did not suit me .
they gave me a new cycle no quibs thanks… Read Full Review

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“I bought a sale bike at the end of summer online but...”

Written on: 21/12/2009

I bought a sale bike at the end of summer online but there was no suggestion of it being 'shop soiled'. When it arrived I found that it had damaged paintwork which they had 'repaired' with a crude daub of the wrong shade of paint which had then run down the frame. They agreed to take the bike back but their courier kept failing to arrive after I had waited in… Read Full Review

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“What can I say, absolutely disgusted with the service....”

Written on: 08/12/2009 by Jaydub1970 (1 review written)

What can I say, absolutely disgusted with the service. I have had my mountain bike booked in for a service for 2 weeks and was told by one of the Milton Keynes Evans bike shop staff to just drop it in on my way to work. I said that I started at 9am. She told me that was fine and just drop it of from 8.30am onwards. So this is what I did, however when I got there I was very rudely told by one of the staff I could not book it in till 10am. I explain the telephone call and said I was told to take… Read Full Review

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