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“Not the best service”

Written on: 09/08/2016 by AndyG22 (1 review written)

Staff were a little combative when we tried to pick up the bike at a time that we had pre arranged with them . The bike had a minor scratch on it and the headset was loose and needed tightening. We got a good deal on the bike so this made up a little for the above service but could have been a better experience… Read Full Review

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“Evans - may need a second mechanic if no store near”

Written on: 04/06/2016 by Devang225 (1 review written)

Recently took delivery of a Fuji Road bike which was well priced by Evans. Finance facility available and easy to fund over 12 months which was needed. Generally good service - had to chase up a couple of items, but easy to track through very competent and friendly customer services. My 9nly issue has been with the bike build. The front wheel disc brake has needed significant adjustment following a first ride and astonishingly the front brake cables were run incorrectly around the rear of the… Read Full Review

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“Wheel came off”

Written on: 07/05/2016 by Greenwooddw101 (1 review written)

Bought Pinnacle Lithium from Kingston store. Helpful at that stage in trying to choose most suitable model. Collected it a few days later. On second or third outing I first noticed back wheel rubbing against frame which seemed to right itself until one day about 3 weeks after purchase the back wheel actually came off. Fortunately, it was when I was lifting the bike to turn round and not while riding. Luckily too I was only 5 miles from home not 25 or more! I walked home as I opted not to put… Read Full Review

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“Staff seemed not to care”

Written on: 03/05/2016 by Lane307 (1 review written)

Bought some Campagnolo Zonda wheels from Evans last June and was advised from another bike shop the rear hub wasn't as smooth as it should be. Took bike to Evans for a check-up and the mechanic looked at it for no more than 20 seconds and said 'it's fine'. Can you honestly confirm that statement without looking at the bearings?! This is why I don't get my bike serviced at Evans, nonchalant service… Read Full Review

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“Norco repair”

Written on: 16/04/2016 by Andy1355 (1 review written)

I have been really happy with the service I have received from Evans Cycles so far but, I recently needed a repair on my Norco fluid mountain bike and was disappointed to find the part required had to come from Norco in Canada, now that's a fair one but this has put me off the road/tracks for coming up to 3 weeks now. I am a mountain bike instructor/leader and I have not been able to lead any classes during the repair which is very disappointing. I would suggest a loan bike system for this type… Read Full Review

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“Cross bike purchase made me cross ”

Written on: 14/04/2016 by Marttty67 (1 review written)

I recently purchased a cross bike from Evans Cycles in Manchester (chill factore store) but wasn't happy with the service I received. When I ordered the bike I told the store the brakes needed to be swapped around as I ride euro style brakes )I.e. Left brake lever controls front brake). When I picked the bike up the brakes were not swapped as I requested. It then took over 90 mins to swap brake levers. When I took the bike home I noticed the brake levers were de-laminating due to brake fluid… Read Full Review

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“Good but could do better in certain fields”

Written on: 04/02/2016 by 770brianwhite (1 review written)

Purchased a new £800 bike but could not get booked into a Fix It course. Staff say they have no control over this as it is controlled by head office and it is all to do with budgets. There should be a Fix It workshop every 2nd Sunday at the Edinburgh store but it has now been a month since a Fix It event in Edinburgh. This is putting me off going out on my bike as I would not know how to change a puncture on this bike especially on the rear wheel with the complex gears. Plenty of Fix it… Read Full Review

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“Middle of the Road - No more, no less”

Written on: 06/08/2015 by Rocktheboat (2 reviews written)

Evans don't normally let you down but neither do they excite. Friendly enough bunch and I have bought various products and services from them from time to time down the years but have bought far more from other vendors and there are a multitude of reasons for that including value, range and customer service. The website is very tired and not that enticing or inviting to navigate or use hence, at least in my case, they are rarely ever a port of call if I am looking for something… Read Full Review

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“display price v actual price”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by Finley1949 (1 review written)

Went in to buy a new lamp - that time of year again. I chose one from the lighting display unit priced £13(and some pence), and took it to the counter. The assistant scanned it and said, "oh it's gone up now, it's £15 (and some pence), sorry about that". I said, "can you do that?", he replied, "afraid so". Not a massive issue, but doesn't bode well for other purchases, needless to say there won't be any more from me… Read Full Review

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Written on: 31/12/2014

I would have asked for the manager and insisted that they charged the price advertised on the display as this is sloppy management in the shop, or the usual poor communication from head office to the shop.

If I had been serving you I would have made every effort to find you the price that matched, or beat that on the shelving then called the manager over.

Next time kick up a rumpus and do some research - find a price match with the companies that Evans Cycles matches with, (bottom of their website), and insist upon it being matched.

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“Good service from store, let down by Night Freight...”

Written on: 15/04/2013 by esprit (1 review written)

Excellent service from Margaret Street store in the West End - staff were knowledgeable and gave good advice for the type of riding I will be doing. I ordered the bike through the Ride 2 Work scheme, again, all went smoothly via web interaction and on the phone. Arranged to have it delivered to my home. A text and email tells you on the day your time slot, two hours AFTER the time slot begins. Fortunately I was able to go home and wait - expected delivery between 7am to 12.00 - it is now… Read Full Review

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“Customer service and range lacking”

Written on: 16/10/2012 by londonbiker (1 review written)

They never answer the phone when you try to ring. I was dealing with one member of staff, he went off to look into something, and then came back and helped another customer. leaving me at the till like a plum. Another member of staff came to help, and he didn't seem to be able to use the till, and had to wait for the original member of staff to finally come over to help. Their stock range is awful, they never have what you want in stock, it's always 'wait 2 days and we'll order it in'. Somehow… Read Full Review

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“Long delivery time”

Written on: 13/10/2012

Ordered from Evans a bike bin and 2 bike covers. Very easy process to order online. Although I was sent emails and text messages the day before my goods were delivered they took a week to arrive. Delivery time could be improved but other than that Im happy. The bike covers aren't very good so will have to be sent back, so I will be testing out Evans returns policy too… Read Full Review

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“Good, but aftersales could improve”

Written on: 12/10/2012

Overall, i am happy with Evans. The sales service and advice was great and stock availability and pricing is up there with the best. Aftersales wise however, there is much improvement required. My new bike was delivered with some small scratches on the head stock, which i was happy to live with, however, when the bike had it's first service, I aked the guy to see if he could polish them out and also look at an annoying squeak. His response was to tell me that you can buy protective film to… Read Full Review

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“Saturday delivery problems ”

Written on: 16/09/2012 by allllf (1 review written)

I ordered a primo remix hub and a odyssey quadrant rim of you with bsd spokes i also ordered Saturday delivery all this was on Thursday afternoon i waited in all day yesterday for my delivery guess what it never cam i paid £15 for it to come and it never cam i am very disappointed in this whole saturday delivery any way i tracked it down yesterday at about 1 o clock it was in Birmingham so i thought i would give it a chance it got to about 6:30 o'clock when i decided ring in and nobody… Read Full Review

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“Good prices, limited stock carried”

Written on: 24/06/2012

I'm a competent home mechanic hence I use Evans as a place to buy clothes (anything where I want to see the size / fit / material) of an item. The staff are normally friendly and are not afraid to talk to colleagues if they don't know or want a 2nd opinion. On the negative side, the range of items in stock is limited (as seems to be the trend in many shops these days). The 'order in to store' option is very good but is necessary too often… Read Full Review

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“Disappointed...!”

Written on: 23/06/2012 by smac19 (1 review written)

After using Evans Cycles on several previous occasions, without incident, I was most perturbed when they took payment for an item that was showing clearly as being in stock. As it turned out, said item was NOT in stock (even though it still showed as being a stock item on the product page!!!), unfortunately it was left to me to chase the item as the communication from Evans was non existent. On three separate occasions I was led to believe that the item would be delivered to Evans 'next week'… Read Full Review

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“Great range and price, good website but poor delivery”

Written on: 23/06/2012 by Rustycrank (1 review written)

I like Evans and wouldn't hessitate to shop at their stores, infact I just did and was very happy. Prices are competitive and staff are great. BUT...... I have given up with online deliveries as the courier you use for my area is very poor. My online business now goes elsewhere until you can sort this out… Read Full Review

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“Trouble with dispatch and website”

Written on: 24/05/2012 by Bladin (1 review written)

Seems like they have good pricing. Just purchased a bike and a helmet from Evans for the first time. Yesterday I got an e mail saying it was dispatched to me in Sweden, but no tracking number. Today I cant even logon to the website..?… Read Full Review

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“inner tubes”

Written on: 16/02/2012 by bobjim (1 review written)

Purchased my bike from the york store 8/11.Had a problem with the front brake and took it back to the shop the next day.The problem was with the brake cable and it was replaced there and then.I have been very pleased with the bike.One problem I have had is that the tyres dont hold there pressure for very long so and needed to be pump up just about every time Iused it.So I put Slime in both tubes.This made no difference and the Slime started blocking the valves.So I decided to replace the inner… Read Full Review

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“New bike works, service wasn't great”

Written on: 09/02/2012

I wanted a new road bike, and got one. I dealt with the Holborn branch. I ordered 2 bikes to trial, which arrived 2 days after ordering. That was good. I dealt with the store-manager here, who was excellent; very helpful, knowledgeable and generally competent, presenting various options and explaining them well. Things got a bit worse from here after test-riding and choosing the bike I liked more, and the accessories; I dealt with other employees: * the waiting time in the store was quite… Read Full Review

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