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★★★★★

“Excellent service”

Written on: 06/10/2013

I bought a gopro hero 3 camera and a hybrid bicycle from wheelies.co.uk and i was happy with the products, the delivery times and with their customer service. Unfortunately during delivery the bicycle sustained some minor damage and they were happy to send replacement parts within few days. Overall excellent service… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Cyclists beware!”

Written on: 12/09/2013

I had 2 replacement bikes from Wheelies that were organised by my insurance company. The build quality of the bikes was horrific. The fork on the mountain bike was back to front and the seat fell apart during the first ride. I was also delivered a road bike which (apart from tightening the handlebars) was fine until the derailer came loose and caught in the chain. The result was a buckled wheel, a broken derailer and a snapped chain. Wheelies don't want to know about it!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Weak - bikes poorly prepared, website confusing ”

Written on: 06/09/2013 by Morgrp (1 review written)

Bought two bikes from wheelies a felt z95 and a ridgeback comet. They were quick and efficient at sending them out. When they arrived the problems began. The felt had a poorly set up front mech and the ridgeback was the wrong size. I phoned back and rejected the ridgeback because it was extra small (15") when I ordered a large (21") frame. After speaking to a somewhat rude and disinterested woman who repeatedly informed me it was my fault I then rang back and got through to a helpful… Read Full Review

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“Awful customer service and communication”

Written on: 23/08/2013

Had to go through Direct Line Insurance when my bike was stolen and they used this company. Worse customer experience ever. To name a few things that were awful; 1. they said they would deliver on the Monday between 8-6 so someone stayed home for the WHOLE day. No one came and when we called them to ask what was going on they said they had tried to call. There was no evidence of this and no voicemail, someone was in all day so would have been able to hear the phone. 2. On hold on the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“absolutely awful get cash from insurance company DO GO...”

Written on: 15/08/2013 by crowld (2 reviews written)

Spent hours ringing. On hold blah blah.... Arranged two replacement bikes after finding that most of the bikes on replacement website were not available. Assured bikes would arrive soon. Two weeks later rang to see what was happening and told one bike was unavailable. Why hadn't they told us? Do not do anything with them they are bad bad bad Spoke to wheelies call centre manager who agreed that their website catalogue was very poor and did not reflect their stock, they appear too have order in… Read Full Review

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“Awful, awful, awful”

Written on: 30/07/2013 by Nick145 (1 review written)

Had to use this lot for insurance claim. Repeated calls, on hold for over 45 mins. Goalposts coninually moving. Despite lengthy conversations about stem and handlebar sizes fitted at no cost originally by LBS (as you would expect) Wheelies refused, then team leader claimed conversation had never taken place. Still waiting for kit...... Will be changing insurers to a company that does not use this outfit… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible Service”

Written on: 24/07/2013

Placed the order over a couple of weeks ago and they will not ship until they have every product. I understand but it's not my problem, happy to wait for the extra's but I really needed the bike sooner. Customer service representatives say they will call back with answers, never do, I am always having to call them. Email response is equally slow. Never thought I would have to deal with such a frustrating service from a modern day online retailer, most other online shop seem to manage, they… Read Full Review

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“Would give 0 stars if I could - shockingly bad service”

Written on: 18/07/2013 by Marion_Cobretti (1 review written)

I was passed over to Wheelies by my insurance broker, Protect Your Bubble (who, incidentally, provided a great customer service and were nothing but attentive in their communications. Sadly I won't be buying insurance with them again after the debacle of dealing with their [referred supplier, Wheelies) I was told by PYB that the turnaround time for replacing my broken bicycle would be about 2 weeks. It has now been close to two months and I am now in debt paying for the ridiculously… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Avanti giro 1 road bike from Wheelies”

Written on: 08/07/2013 by artistglyn (2 reviews written)

Having looked at a load of options I had almost settled on a Merida when I came across this new bike from New Zealand ( yes, I know they make them in Taiwan ). It speced up on par with the Mereida but was a shade lighter. When I checked on line most places had it for £599, with a couple at £499. For a nice looking bike with carbon forks and basic Shimano compact set it was a steel at Wheelies for £450, plus, if I spent another fifty quid I could spread it over 2 years interest free ! I… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Waste of time”

Written on: 01/07/2013 by Knappster27 (1 review written)

Had my 20" voodoo bike nicked got referred to wheelies through ins company told them loads of time I wanted a 20" Sent me 19" which is not suitable there customer services ( that's a joke) basically told me tough as I'd rode it for 10 mins if that. Said I might have damaged it by bouncing down mountains ,not many of them where I live The team leader attitude was basically shocking it was well tough we have your money go away I've had to send photos to show its not damaged, they now want to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“No delivery, no communications, no refund”

Written on: 19/06/2013 by maillot_jaune (1 review written)

This company is a perfect example of how not to trade online. They sell goods they don’t have in stock, don’t communicate with the customers and fail to issue a refund when asked to do so. They're obviously not very competent at putting products in letters or boxes, and having the postman picking them up. … Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“4 orders down the line ”

Written on: 12/06/2013 by choplee (1 review written)

I've ordered a turbo trainer ,helmet,pump and pedals all at different times.. i love that you can still talk to a human and not just on-line and any questions have always been answered.. Delivery is prompt and products area good price :-)… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent service”

Written on: 07/06/2013 by StefanO1971 (1 review written)

Ordered a Cannondale Bad Boy 9 on this website as couldn't get one anywhere in London. Ordered on Monday, asked for delivery on Wednesday and the bike arrived promptly, no problems with the bike. Spoke to a lady in Customer service also and all was fine. I am a little mystified by the negative feedback about Wheelies Direct on this site. It seems that the negative feedback is from people who had their bikes stolen and are getting a replacement bike through Wheelies Direct. … Read Full Review

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Onesixty1000's Response to StefanO1971's Review

Written on: 22/10/2013

Wheelies Direct Bike Replacement and Wheelies online bike store are 2 different sides of the company!!!!! People do not realise this and slate wheelies when bikereplacement are trying very hard to meet the insurance company demands and the customer demands! I understand that some of this on the bikereplacement side can be tightened up to give off a better customer based service, but lots of this is what we are instructed by the ''Customers Insurance Policy''

Wheelies mail order side of things have an absolute solid platform and are extremely customer focused! Great deals, helpful and knowledgeable staff with the odd Super Deal thrown in now and again...a company that you can pick up the phone to and speak about what you are looking at on the website....where else can you do that with 1st useful information!

Choose your bike company carefully....Wheelies are the way forward and growing rapidly.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Repeated Lies”

Written on: 24/05/2013 by Connie79 (1 review written)

My pannier bags, which which apparently in stock when I ordered, are now a month overdue. I have asked for a refund and I'm having trouble getting a straight answer. Don't go near them. They are apparently waiting for a delivery from the supplier. I wonder if their suppliers are Laurel and Hardy… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Well packaged Lunar lights and quick delivery”

Written on: 20/05/2013

I ordered two pairs of Smart Lunar bicycle lights for a great price and they were delivered quickly and well packaged. No problems for me, but it was a simple order… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“bike not set up correctly”

Written on: 18/05/2013

i purchased a scott genius 740. it took 10 days to get to me and when it did it wasn't built correctly. the left hydrolic brake hose wasn't fix in properly and was leaking fluid every ware, not enough air in either of the shocks and the rear mech control wire wasn't fixed correctly. if you ever get a bike that was built by J evens and checked by j Gobbs(i think)for safety purposes take it to your nearest bike shop and get it checked properly. when purchasing a new bike i dont expect it to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Incompetence”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by Mungo_Shuntbox (2 reviews written)

Having had my bikes stolen, I was informed by my insurers to use BikeReplacement. The initial call was poor - the handler didn't explain that basically I had to spend all of the £1500 in their online store, and that no change would be given; I had to get this information out of him. So a poor start. Having made my order on Friday 3 May, I was told by phone a couple of items wouldn't be in stock till next week. Friday 10 May - answerphone message to call them back. Eventually I got though. Two… Read Full Review

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Mungo_Shuntbox's Response to Mungo_Shuntbox's Review

Written on: 16/05/2013

Having e-mailed Wheelies, I will concede they have finally taken some action.

They have explained the delays - one supplier has just moved premises so much of their gear is delayed. They also owned up to making a mistake on my helmet and had to reorder it.

The thing that was interesting was that the reason for not splitting the order is not as such the instructions of the insurance company; it seems it is easier for Wheelies to invoice my insurance company if all the goods are sent at once. This is a direct quote from Wheelies by the way.

What that seems to mean is it's easier and more convenient for them. Having pushed them, they are now sending out my bike by immediate despatch, and the two outstanding items will follow when they arrive.

My thoughts are that I shouldn't have had to spend my time doing this, and I'd still prefer to go to a local bike shop who have a vested interest in proper customer service. But if you're having issues with them, I suggest you do what I did:

1 - ask for the e-mail address of someone who deals with complaints

2 - mail them asking for a split in your order

3 - tell them that you will be contacting your insurers to complain about substandard service

4 - contact your insurers and let them know they're using a substandard service


Good luck everyone!

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★☆☆☆☆

“Insurance Claim”

Written on: 09/05/2013

I had a bike stolen ...ended up with wheelies .... Two of there staff called me a liar over two days...cos I had put 700c wheels in a mtb frame..... As soon as they said that, they put me onto Sales, No apology for insencative rudeness, they even had photos, Took a loss on the offer as I would not get a bike from such a Rubbish company 700c wheel dont add value its just what it was… Read Full Review

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“Terrible service and very very very slow delivery time.”

Written on: 09/05/2013 by apockett (1 review written)

Dreadful service. Item received well over a month after ordering. I made contact with Wheelies using the online form twice (didn't receive a reply the first time). I was then lied to twice: 1) The second time i contacted Wheelies by email (after about 2-3 weeks of waiting for the item to arrive) i was told that they would be dispatched that day as they were in stock. 2) One week later i phoned Wheelies to see why my order had still not arrived. I was told very quickly that it must have gone… Read Full Review

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“Never again, not worth 1 star.”

Written on: 22/04/2013 by Frankie.E (1 review written)

I have been waiting 23 days for my order. I have sent e-mails and have had pathetic excuses. They are giving internet shopping a bad name.How can I rate them when they have not delivered?… Read Full Review

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Apockett's Response to Frankie.E's Review

Written on: 09/05/2013

Hope your order finally turned up. It took just over a month for mine to arrive. Spoke to them a few times and was told that it would be dispatched immediately. Blatantly wasn't. Terrible company, just a shame some of their prices are so appealing. I know it's not worth it anymore though.

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