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N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby josep » Sat Sep 29, 2012 20:44 pm

Visited this today and even without including the 16 pound ticket and 10 pound parking i left feeling very disappointed.
Just me ?

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby cooldad » Sat Sep 29, 2012 21:16 pm

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby waby1234 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 22:01 pm

Is it a tad roadie?
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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby BrindleScoops » Sun Sep 30, 2012 08:41 am

It was OK, plenty of free stuff on Friday anyway, but I had pretty much done it all on an Hour, even taking 10 to sit and watch the BMX show.
My biggest fear is that should I crash, burn and die, my Wife would sell my stuff based upon what I told her I paid for it.

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby BrindleScoops » Sun Sep 30, 2012 08:44 am

actually, what did suprise me was that the DMR stand had everthing on it all priced up, I saw a pair of lights I wanted to get and asked for a set, card in hand, to which they replied you'll have to buy from your local shop that stocks them as they dont have any sale stock of anything at the show. . . . !
My biggest fear is that should I crash, burn and die, my Wife would sell my stuff based upon what I told her I paid for it.

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby DaveHudson » Sun Sep 30, 2012 09:20 am

We went friday and thought it was a good show but very roadie biased, Not a dissapointment as most of my group like both road & mtb stuff.

Was shocked at stands like DMR & BBB, Mutiple items on display priced etc to look like a sales stall and they weren't selling :roll:

Wasn't a bad day out, not sure I'll travel 130 miles each way next year for it.

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby airwave500 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 18:44 pm

250 mile round trip and very dissapointed,quite a lot of bikes i never heard of and not enuff bike i know there,for example PACE and GT,i never saw a nukeproof either lol,and i found one stall that sold hats,and they had one left which i didnt really want,but itll do lol,and i paid with card via paypal lol,it took twice as long and i wont be doing that again........being both on and off road rider i think the show was more for the roadicyclist that mtb,the bmx section was good,and they had a good show on for everyone,could keep going on but i not time lol,overall dissapointed,not much history either for the newcomers to cycling!!!!!

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby Girovski » Mon Oct 01, 2012 09:28 am

KEEP CYCLING EXPENSIVE
seems to be the motto here. With some major online sponsors (eg. Wiggle) apparently not being allowed to display.
Any show visit, in my book, is the one day where you can break away from high street prices and grab a few good bargains. After all it's the main reason lots of people go?

Went to NEC Cycle show 2012 today what a total rip off. It was a carefully engineered
marketing stunt where you could look at anything from complete bikes to
clothes and accessories such as bike locks , lights and pumps but you
weren't allowed to actually buy anything.
They wanted you to go away and pay full price from their authorised retailers . Right con if you
ask me as you invest about 35 quid in entry and train fare and should
come home with loads of bargains making it worth the fees and hidden booking fees. I'd love to shout
from the roof tops and tell everyone to boycott it next year on
principle.

Robbers!!!!

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby cooldad » Mon Oct 01, 2012 09:43 am

Girovski wrote:KEEP CYCLING EXPENSIVE
seems to be the motto here. With some major online sponsors (eg. Wiggle) apparently not being allowed to display.
Any show visit, in my book, is the one day where you can break away from high street prices and grab a few good bargains. After all it's the main reason lots of people go?

Went to NEC Cycle show 2012 today what a total rip off. It was a carefully engineered
marketing stunt where you could look at anything from complete bikes to
clothes and accessories such as bike locks , lights and pumps but you
weren't allowed to actually buy anything.
They wanted you to go away and pay full price from their authorised retailers . Right con if you
ask me as you invest about 35 quid in entry and train fare and should
come home with loads of bargains making it worth the fees and hidden booking fees. I'd love to shout
from the roof tops and tell everyone to boycott it next year on
principle.

Robbers!!!!




Although I think robbers is a bit harsh.
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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby bazzer2 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 09:44 am

Agree with the above - I've been to lots of shows at the NEC, and none have been so crap. A bloke from BBB was blaming the council for 'not letting them sell', which I think was nonsense, as there were plenty of other places you could buy stuff.
No bargains, at all.
Not enough major manufacturers.
Too expensive.
I went with 2 mates, the NEC fleeced us for £58 and we didn't even get a shuttle bus from the car park for our trouble.

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby Girovski » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:40 pm

Sorry but I didn't find the warnings strong enough this quoted text is about the strongest wording of the two links:

' Theres normally some bargains, but its not a discount paradise. Best stands are usually the Madison one, which has rediculous sale clothing, and some other bargains too, and then some other various bits and bobs. Last year at the London show the NRG4 stand was selling absolute bargain bling (alloy jockey wheels with sealed bearings, £10, etc.). However, madison arent there and looking through the list I see only NRG4 and actioncameras who are on my hit list of possible bargain stands. '

Bit vague maybe.

Two guys running the Raleigh stand came out with a host of excuses like 'some retails can't manage card payment machines effectively' this was after trying on a jacket from an ordinary looking sales stand adjacent to a variety of cycling gadgets, it was certainly laid out like an exhibition 'stall'

There were a couple of token stalls at the opposite end with virtually no stock (deliberately?)

I think fare warning would have been on the NEC website about this setup rather than some tucked away comment on a the Internet. Ralegh also mentioned they were mainly pitching to retailers. I mean come on this was on Sunday, not the trade day.

I've been to plenty of other 'exhibitions' on all sorts of interests and never seen anything like this before.

A total scam in my opinion.

As I said ,

KEEP CYCLING EXPENSIVE !!!!




Although I think robbers is a bit harsh.[/quote]

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby cooldad » Mon Oct 01, 2012 13:01 pm

Glad you agree with me now, but I think that vein in your forehead is about to explode.

I suggest a strongly worded letter to the Daily Mail.
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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby Jimx26 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 13:20 pm

cooldad wrote:I suggest a strongly worded letter to the Daily Mail.


:lol:

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby Girovski » Mon Oct 01, 2012 13:39 pm

Jimx26 wrote:
cooldad wrote:I suggest a strongly worded letter to the Daily Mail.


:lol:


Ha ha! Cheeky! :D

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby jndb72 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:04 pm

Did think about going but a. it was a little to far to drive and b. I'd read the previous horror stories (well maybe not horror stories but ya know what I mean)
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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby The Rookie » Tue Oct 02, 2012 09:28 am

It wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but then a ticket for £12.50 using any of the myriad of discount codes, return train £3.80 and a 20 mile round trip drive with free parking, I was happy!

The Demo rides were good, obviously limited in scope and it was a shame Spesh turned up with such a poor range - although I had a chance to confirm how horrid the lardrock is, really enjoyed the Trek Superfly Elite, not sold on the EX-9, but the Pivot Mach4 blew me away and now I'm tempted to get a longer demo. Just registered at www.sellmykidney.com

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby bails87 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:26 pm

The Beginner wrote:but the Pivot Mach4 blew me away and now I'm tempted to get a longer demo. Just registered at http://www.sellmykidney.com


I demoed a Mach 429 there last year and hated it!

Whizzing round the track on the electric 'dutch' bike was fun though! :lol:
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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:24 pm

The 29ers didn't really shine for me, was it the route or 29ers? Don't know, but I really really really like the mach4.....wanna buy a kidney?

There was a funny electric bike with BMX sized wheels that went like a scalded cat......

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby appy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:42 pm

I went last year and was very disappointed as i didnt want a road bike or electric bike, Sounds like this year was the same. Is there a reason why there is so little MTB orientated stuff there?

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Re: N.E.C Cycle Show

Postby The Rookie » Fri Oct 05, 2012 17:19 pm

Space and how much the stands cost I guess, many manufacturers not there and a sad dirth of people actually selling stuff, I did get a rear view mirror for the commuter and some Renthal grips (no real saving but had a chace to try before I bu'ed)


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