R&A Cycles - Brooklyn - NY - Legitimate or not..???

What bike and bike bits should you buy?
Lasarge
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 23:45 pm

R&A Cycles - Brooklyn - NY - Legitimate or not..???

Postby Lasarge » Fri Dec 03, 2010 00:26 am

Hello to everyone who reads this.

I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me please. I'm new to bikeradar.com and how it all works so please bear with me. I'm trying to locate a 2010 Kestrel RT 900 SL frameset, I've come across a number of scam websites based in Indonesia that said they could supply the frame for only £662 + p&p - too good to be true I thought - which actually turned out to be correct. In my continued search I've come across a company called R&A Cycles based in Brooklyn, New York. It has a fantastic looking website, offering some of the top brands within the cycling word, one of which is Kestrel and the frameset I'm after. My question is - due to almost burnt fingers in Indonesia, has anyone had any dealings/experience with R&A Cycles, is this a legitimate company or not.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

James

Berk Bonebonce
Posts: 1195
Joined: Sun May 27, 2007 15:37 pm

Postby Berk Bonebonce » Fri Dec 03, 2010 01:35 am

Can't think why you should be suspicious of R&A. Have advertised in American cycle press for years.

Buy anything from the States and expect to pay approx one third extra in import tax/charges.

Paul RS
Posts: 107
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 18:56 pm

Postby Paul RS » Fri Dec 03, 2010 08:50 am

James,

Totally legit, a friends Kestrel was supplied by R&A, very cost effective too.. Rest assured, they good.

andyp
Posts: 11124
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 17:59 pm

Postby andyp » Fri Dec 03, 2010 09:57 am

Definitely legit. A friend has ordered a few frames from them in the past and I visited the store in Brooklyn last year.

Give them a call if you're worried about them and I'm sure they'll set your mind at rest.

User avatar
pottssteve
Posts: 3168
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:21 am

Postby pottssteve » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:56 am

They have a full page advertisement in ProCycling every month!
Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs

cougie
Posts: 19025
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 22:34 pm

Postby cougie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:40 am

Definitely Legit - but be aware of the import taxes and personally I'd not buy a frame in a different country. If it goes wrong you're stuffed.
(see the Merlin thread also !)

User avatar
giant man
Posts: 10961
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2003 16:34 pm
Contact:

Postby giant man » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:40 pm

Very legit company.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Finding the right saddle is the holy grail for the cyclist, good luck, it may take some time .....

Hondated
Posts: 109
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2006 20:25 pm
Contact:

Sorry...

Postby Hondated » Fri Dec 03, 2010 17:28 pm

if this sounds too flash I can vouch for them because the last time I was in NY I called in there.
Please note: I have only ever been to NY once.

Lasarge
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 23:45 pm

Postby Lasarge » Fri Dec 03, 2010 18:07 pm

Thanks guys - I think you've all put my mind at rest - much appreciated - hope I can return the favour on a future topic.

Thanks again.

rjsmith
Posts: 1860
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2004 19:39 pm

Postby rjsmith » Sat Dec 04, 2010 18:20 pm

R&A are a very knowledgeable bunch, selling some great stuff. Only ever heard good things about them.

Spender45
Posts: 75
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:13 pm

Postby Spender45 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 20:34 pm

I was in their shop in October. I have never seen so much bike porn in one place. I didn't buy much although I had dollars burning a hole in my pocket. I found the staff quite stand offish. I guess they get a lot of bike shop tourists coming through.


Return to “Road Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alanO, Bondurant, bsharp77, IC., ilovegrace, john1967 and 16 guests