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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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★★★★★

“Cant fault them”

Written on: 21/04/2013

Although others have had problems I have not.I ordered a new Bianchi off them on Saturday afternoon and it arrived on time with UPS (I think it was)first thing on Wednesday morning to my place of work.great sevice and even better bike.Since then I ordered some Muc off cleaners this arrived next day.So for me they have been great.Much better service than Wiggle,they oan only be contacted by E-mail!I wouldnt use them again unless desperate. I appreciate stock levels will be constantly changing… Read Full Review

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“Don't trust a word they say!”

Written on: 08/04/2013

Poor customer services. Placed an order 3 weeks ago, still hasn't arrived despite promises that it will despatched the next day… Read Full Review

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Cuz191's Comment

Written on: 12/04/2013

Same problem here!

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“Untrustworthy”

Written on: 26/03/2013

Spoke to an online person to check an item was in stock as needed it for next day delivery, they confirmed it was in stock and could be delivered next day. Called to place order 5 minutes later and item WASNT in stock… Read Full Review

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“Wheelies Direct simply the Worst company ever!! Read...”

Written on: 01/03/2013 by Dmcd89 (1 review written)

I had three bikes stolen in October 2012, I had to wait till all three bikes were in stock before I could get any of them delivered, expected date 18th of January. I had regular contact with the company until the 15th January, at this point I paid them some additional funds and waited for my delivery of the bikes on the Friday, having booked a day off work. On the Thursday I called them to see if they had an expected delivery time, at this point they told me one of the bikes was now not due in… Read Full Review

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Mungo_Shuntbox's Response to Dmcd89's Review

Written on: 16/05/2013

That's interesting that your insurance company didn't mind the claim being split.

I've got £1500 of bike sat in their depot waiting two weeks now for a cycle jacket to arrive before they will despatch.

I have contacted my insurance company to find out whether this is correct about not splitting orders or whether it's Wheelies just being tight with the delivery costs. I'll update my complaint with any information.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible After sales service”

Written on: 15/01/2013 by majick (1 review written)

I bought a bicycle saddle from them that split after 3 months. It's guaranteed for a year. They've refused to replace it. Very polite but that's it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fast delivery, top quality”

Written on: 30/11/2012 by Dids72 (1 review written)

I am very sad to hear that so many people have had a bad experience. My bike was stolen a week ago, and my insurance company (Direct Line) also works with Wheelies. I called them and they told me the bike I wanted was not in stock, but could be ordered back in in 3-5 working days and they would deliver to me the next day. They also upgraded my bike to the new model at no additional cost(which was great). This conversation happened Monday afternoon. I received the brand new bike on Friday… Read Full Review

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“Worst customer service EVER!”

Written on: 20/11/2012 by westdigital (1 review written)

Quite possibly the worst company for after sales EVER! I got a bike via their subsidiary company - Cycle Solutions. The bike developed a fault within the first month and I returned a part for repair. It took 3 MONTHS to resolve with numerous phone calls, verbal and emailed complaints (that got ignored) and an attitude from the staff that made you feel extremely undervalued. I demanded a credit note for my troubles and purchased some Endura shorts with the voucher. The shorts then tore whilst… Read Full Review

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“Totally diabolical after sales!!”

Written on: 19/10/2012 by Brooker (1 review written)

Wheelies were appointed by my insurance company to replace my stolen bike. In fairness they dealt with the supply of the bike very efficiently and the bike was delivered the next day. However, following a couple of weeks I discovered a manufacturing fault. I e-mailed their 'Customer Care' department and heard nothing. I left it a couple of days and then phoned, only to be told that there was no one available in the Customer Care department. I tried again a couple of days later and was put on… Read Full Review

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