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“useless, dishonest”

Written on: 27/04/2012

I ordered an orange Elite pro after my old one was stolen, the bike took a week to arrive, despite initially being told it would be 48 hours. When it arrived it had the wrong tyres on it, wrong size and brand, so that they were too wide to fit through the frame. Secondly the brakes were not working, I phoned them and was told to take them to a local shop for fixing, then email them the invoice for a refund. Refund never came, had to chase it up twice. Still no working brakes, now 6 weeks on… Read Full Review

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“Time wasters”

Written on: 03/04/2012

Don't believe their website , stock doesn't exist and "No way of keeping it up to date" You spend hours looking , getting reviews etc, only to find the bike isn't in stock and they can't get one either . If I could avoid using them I would ... but insurance company pushed me to. Also watch out for offers that are on their normal website but when you go through the "insurance claims" web page the bikes are full price!!! Avoid Avoid Avoid . Do I feel better ...no still trying to get what I want… Read Full Review

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“wheelies direct ,my expereance”

Written on: 30/11/2011 by ANDGEORGE (1 review written)

Orderd a moon x power 300 with wheelies direct because of the great price, it arrived on time ,no problem . but after only 8 uses it would not work,spoke to wheelies who told me i had to return it to be sent off to the maker to be repaired.no problem after 3 weeks of hearing nothing i have emailed and rang them at leat 6 times and recieved no reply as to what has happend to the item. they offer a good service right up until you recieve the goods ,then i am affraid you are one your own should… Read Full Review

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“Not impressed”

Written on: 13/11/2011 by oddjob (2 reviews written)

I had to order via this company as my employer is operating the Cycle To Work scheme through Wheelies. The details of my order were taken professionally and I liked the follow up calls advising me of the status - unfortunately the date they estimated for despatch was then changed no less than 4 times - in the end I got fed up and was quite clear that any further delay would result in me cancelling my order and taking my business elsewhere. Lo and behold, my order was fulfilled pronto. My… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“buying at Wheelies direct”

Written on: 12/10/2011

Just a quick thank to Wheelies direct for the service i received when buying my new mountain bike recently. decided on a Scott Aspect 10 received it the following day and at a good price 5 min and it was ready to ride. It gave me confidence in Wheelies Direct thank you again… Read Full Review

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“Wheelies 1st Class Service”

Written on: 11/10/2011 by lisa438 (1 review written)

I had my mountain bike stolen from my garage a week before i was due to go on my cycling trip to the Alps. Wheelies Direct replaced my bike through my insurance company within 48hrs of me putting in a claim. The staff were really sympathetic and helpful and got my bike and accessories to me through their courier on time. I would be happy to recommend Wheelies and have since bought things from their website… Read Full Review

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“Bought 2 bikes and everything was ok. :) ”

Written on: 20/09/2011 by Walesnick81 (2 reviews written)

Found Wheelies.co.uk online, did some research, and found them to be the cheapest/same as any other dealer for the type of bikes I wanted, plus they was local so if any problems did arise i could get it solved quickly. Bought a bike for me and the Mrs, decided gave them a call because it has been a while since the both of us had ridden, and wanted some advice, The guy on the other end of the phone seemed to know his stuff, and advised us on sizes and frames and what to buy and what would be… Read Full Review

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“Totally shocking !!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 06/09/2011 by Littlelegs5 (1 review written)

Totally completely and utterly BAD. took 5 weeks and lots and lots of calls to get the damn bike. Only when I told them I wanted a refund and to stick their order did they finally deliver it and not refund the money as requested. I am so angry with them. But I did chase for compensation and got it.... so if you are being messed around just be aware you can get compensated!!!!!! I got 10% of the bikes cost plus the cost of some lights and mudguards and I bought myself a fur coat...its lovely… Read Full Review

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“Wheelies ”

Written on: 30/06/2011

I also have been forced to use wheelies by my insurers. I could go in to a really long ramble about how shocking there customer service is but i think plenty of people have already done this for me so I will try giveing you a condensed version, If you want to waist allot of money calling there custom build guys leaving messages and never hearing back from them then you have found the company for you. If you have 6+ months to wait (my claim is still out standing) If you want a bog standard… Read Full Review

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“An almost unbelievable level of ineptitude”

Written on: 31/05/2011 by richardboddington (1 review written)

I am literally unable to work out how Wheelies can be so inept. My bike was stolen and so my insurance company directed me to Wheelies to get a new bike. I'm a bit of a bike nerd and so I spoke to their custom build team and wrote a list of exactly what components I wanted, which I sent to them. They then sent a quote back listing those same components and giving me a price. I waited six weeks for the bike - that's quite a long time. I could have sourced the same kit in two weeks, but hey… Read Full Review

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“AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS (IF YOU CAN)! ”

Written on: 15/04/2011

AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS (IF YOU CAN)!

I have been lied to about my bike being dispatched, TWICE. They never have any stock but if you are going via insurance then you have no choice so spend hours on the phone with them trying to work out what they have got. Then it never turns up. THEY ARE A COMPLETE JOKE! How on earth they stay in basis is anyone's guess.

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“I had the misfortune to come into contact with this...”

Written on: 05/04/2011 by Scott OM (1 review written)

I had the misfortune to come into contact with this company via my house insurance as my previous bike was stolen. I chose the bike I wanted
(Giant TCX 2 2011 £795) from their web site and was given a delivery date. This date was broken 3 times. Eventually when the bike turned up, it came without pedals, and when I complained about this fact, I was told it did not come with pedals, though nothing was mentioned or hinted at on the web site.
The customer service was awful, I had to phone the… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Service, I was plesantly supprised after...”

Written on: 29/11/2010 by lloydz1 (1 review written)

Excellent Service, I was plesantly supprised after ordering my Specialized Rockhopper from Wheelies, I read the reviews on review centre stating how bad the company was and became a bit anxious, however I ordered the bike on Wednesday, I had a phone call asking if I could take delivery on Friday, a couple of hours Later I had a text saying it had been despatched and it arrived on the Friday fully built with my lights and jacket. The only thing I needed to do was tighten the headset with the… Read Full Review

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Written on: 19/07/2011

Review was written by internal employee, so please ignore!

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“My employer entered the Cycle To Work Scheme. ”

Written on: 13/08/2010

My employer entered the Cycle To Work Scheme.

They are incapable of actually building the bikes correctly, which compromises safety especially for those buying that are not familiar with bikes.

And I am now awaiting my 3rd bike to arrive without being broken or scratched.

You can however guarantee they will let you down, so if you can, go elsewhere… Read Full Review

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“I don't think I have one good thing to say about them. ”

Written on: 02/08/2010

I don't think I have one good thing to say about them.

I have exactly the same experience. They are completely useless. I have been waiting for almost 6 months now and they still haven't managed to sort out my insurance claim. I have been lied to. Calls and emails are hardly ever returned. It took a mate in the bike industry to give them a call for them actually to respond to me.

So so soooo fed up… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/02/2010


Wheelies Direct are the worst company that I have ever had to deal with. Their customer service staff are unknowledgable and incompetant, they lack even the most basic of bike knowledge and constantly get things wrong.

In the few months that I had to deal with them I have left messages that went unreturned, I have been given wrong information on various occasions and I have been lied to.

If you are considering buying from Wheelies Direct, I'll give you a good tip. Tie one end of a length of… Read Full Review

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“My company joined cycle to work scheme with them. I...”

Written on: 06/01/2010 by astratow (7 reviews written)

My company joined cycle to work scheme with them. I thought - great. I ordered carefuly selected GT GTR type CX bike offered for 799...They phoned me up and said they haven't got it in stock, offered me other one or waiting 2 months. After 2 weeks they phoned me up again saying I have to wait another month or change an order. Same situation happened to my working collegue... We are waiting... And we are not happy with this… Read Full Review

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Written on: 03/04/2010

Bike arrived in the beginning of February, with front gear not working. Month later I have noticed broken links on the chain, which is quite unusual. I had chain sent to me on warranty, but it is quite frustrating to wait so long, pay so much money and having this...

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