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    Sportsbikeshop.co.uk anyone used them ?

    I am looking for a couple of cheapo helmets, gloves etc for knocking about town in has anyone done business with these people?

    Any good (or bad)??

    Your learned input would be much appreciated.

    TIA

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    Very good. Bought quite a bit. Reputable company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Very good. Bought quite a bit. Reputable company.
    Agreed, bought a few bits n bobs. No problems

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    Bought a fair bit from them and the returns process was painless too.

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    As above. Great place to buy bike kit online.

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    as above, got my helmet from them.

    just dont buy blind as all helmets have a slightly different shape , go local try a few on then look at online price , ask your local if they want to pricematch.

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    I think you have enough good feedback already but +1. Very good indeed.

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    Very good.
    I ordered an intercom through them.
    When the order was delayed, (manufacturers fault not SBS) and they were unable to fulfil, they gave me a full refund and a £30 credit..
    Have used them several times since.
    10/10

    Also found Fc-Moto to be very good.

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    Best retailer Iíve used in my entire life. I buy everything there if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Very good.
    I ordered an intercom through them.
    When the order was delayed, (manufacturers fault not SBS) and they were unable to fulfil, they gave me a full refund and a £30 credit..
    Have used them several times since.
    10/10

    Also found Fc-Moto to be very good.

    Thanks for this and all the other votes of confidence - looks like it ordering time :-)

    Cheers all

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    Last edited by Brian; 11th July 2019 at 14:01.

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    Yes,very good.

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    I oredered a cheapo helmet from them - free delivery etc and received this EMail.



    Unfortunately, we are unable to verify your PayPal account due to your address status being unconfirmed. In order for us to proceed with your order, we kindly ask if you could please supply 2 forms of additional identification. Please send a copy of a household bill (e.g. gas, electric, telephone) and either a passport or driving licence which clearly displays your billing address used for this order.




    I don't know what this is about but I don't like it !!


    Update - due to neanderthal systems interfaces between the vendor and paypal allegedly - not according to Payapl -but there is No way I am handing out passport numbers for a helmet. Vendors are now writing to me. I will be expecting a GDPR "all references deleted etc" before reordering and not using paypal. What a ballache.
    Last edited by Brian; 11th July 2019 at 14:32.

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    Looks like they don't accept payment via PayPal from users without a confirmed PayPal address.

    Pay by credit card instead.

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    Another vote for them, great company with excellent customer service.

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    Bought some riding jeans but fit wasnít very good. Which wasnít their fault but the return process was easy and refund quick. So I rate their service.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    If you're after cheap helmets, the ones from on-one are supposed to be brilliant for just £15
    https://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/clothin...on-one-helmets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    If you're after cheap helmets, the ones from on-one are supposed to be brilliant for just £15
    https://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/clothin...on-one-helmets
    I can't disagree with you (me and my daughter both use them for mountain biking) but I doubt they'd be either up to the job or legal in this case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    If you're after cheap helmets, the ones from on-one are supposed to be brilliant for just £15
    https://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/clothin...on-one-helmets
    There was an old sales pitch from Bell Helmets years ago that still rings true "If you have a $15 head, wear a $15 helmet" Why in gods name does "cheap" become a factor when buying something that may just save you life or prevent you spending the rest of your life being fed through a tube?

    Rule No.1 when buying a crash helmet for motorcycling (other than don't buy cheap chinese made junk) is make sure it fits properly, find a good dealership with sales staff who know what they're doing and take their advice. OK, if £ is that important see if they'll price match the web but don't buy on the basis of low price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    I can't disagree with you (me and my daughter both use them for mountain biking) but I doubt they'd be either up to the job or legal in this case?
    Ahh, motorbike helmets, missed that bit, not that it said, ignore me then

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    Used them plenty over the last 2 years, nothing but positive experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Looks like they don't accept payment via PayPal from users without a confirmed PayPal address.

    Pay by credit card instead.
    Exactly what I have done. The problem has gone away and no passports etc required. According to the shop they are getting more than 10 of these alleged unconfirmed addresses per day.

    On the subject of one on one helmets, thanks for the link but I have gone for the £100 - £130 price bracket. ECE appr


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    Last edited by Brian; 12th July 2019 at 15:30.

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    Excellent retailer, I purchased two Shark Evoline helmets in medium and large to get the best fit. I returned the medium without any issues.

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    As an alternative, the boss and I always check out the prices at www.louis.eu/

    They regularly have sale prices, and shipping is included.

    Wifey bought a pair of Daytona tall touring boots for around £290 after exchange conversion - with shipping included they were at least £70 cheaper than the lowest UK dealer.
    Daytona boots are made in Germany, so you may not get as good a deal on Japanese helmets, but usually FC-Moto or Louis and are hard to beat.

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    I use sportsbikeshop and infinity.
    There are a couple of infinity shops not too far away and the loyalty scheme is quite good.

    I'd happily recommend both.

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    All the time. They are excellent. Both price and service. Returns easy and refunds swift too.


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    I have used them on numerous occasions, well priced and an excellent returns system.

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