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Hi all, just had my rear wheel damaged at the weekend. I have my mind on a new set, only to find everyone in the UK seems to have them out of stock.
I have stumbled on the German retailer bike discount.de and they seem to have them at a great rate saving £50+ on anything offered here in the UK.
I have checked the usual forums as well as here but no one seems to have bought anything as fragile as a wheel set. Does anyone have any experience of them for buying wheels of any kind?

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mathewshotbolt [90 posts] 3 years ago
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what wheels?

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sea_biscuit [29 posts] 3 years ago
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ive only heard good things about them. dont worry - they are Germanic - attn to detail is uppermost.

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Bedfordshire Clanger [344 posts] 3 years ago
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I use them whenever they work out cheapest. I bought a wheelset from them last year, the wheels came in a big safe box just like they would from any other decent online retailer. I got a pair of DT Swiss 1450 delivered by DPD and I couldn't be more pleased with them. You can buy with confidence as far as I'm concerned.

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eden park roller [10 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks guys looking at a set of Fulcrum Quattros. Might just give them a try.

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JK [20 posts] 3 years ago
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Got a turbo trainer from them just before xmas, fast delivery and no problems.

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pirnie [199 posts] 3 years ago
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I've used them a fair few times now. Always prompt delivery and really cheap prices on certain things. Not had any problems so can't say what they're like with returns etc but everything I've bought has arrived promptly and in good condition.

There's also the added novelty of getting parcels addressed to Herr pirnie!

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700c [980 posts] 3 years ago
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+1 on the above, ordered a fulcrum crankset and it was received safe and sound, dispatched promptly at their end. Only slight issue was with DPD once in the UK, who managed to take 3 days to get it from local depot to address.

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vorsprung [282 posts] 3 years ago
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I bought some tyres from them

Quick delivery (considering they are in another country) cheap and a good range of products

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eden park roller [10 posts] 3 years ago
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Looks like I am going to take the plunge this evening then. Thanks to all.

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StuayEd [72 posts] 3 years ago
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Not bought any wheels from them, but lots of other stuff, including an Edge 800. Prices are often ridiculously good and it's always arrived within a week. Can't fault them!

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 3 years ago
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Also Rose Bikes, bought some spare wheels off them; incredible value and really quick delivery.

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cojones [12 posts] 3 years ago
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They are uber-efficient (yes, that is intended)...quick delivery, great comms...I use them a lot as they seem to be cheaper than most UK retailers.

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Comrade [214 posts] 3 years ago
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I've not used them, but have used Rose of Germany for wheels, no problems and quick.

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eden park roller [10 posts] 3 years ago
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Just for completeness if any one is interested. Did order my new Fulcrums from Bike Discount and found them great. Don't bother paying extra for DHL though, it ends up with Parcelforce In the UK and they couldn't even be bothered to fill out the full tracking number on the missed delivery card when I missed delivery, so it was a pain in the arse to track them down in the local depot. Other than that would use them again.

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Spooks [59 posts] 3 years ago
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Just bought tyres from them and brilliant service, arrived in 3days, almost 20 quid cheaper than most places and great comms with tracked. Will use again

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Jahmoo [22 posts] 1 year ago
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Used a few times and no problems, am considering a Bike purchase from them, just a bit wary on how it will arrive though... Again, more worried with UK delivery service than German.

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Leodis [407 posts] 1 year ago
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I used them earlier in the year, the delivery was about 4-5 days and all went very well. Got a LS Gabba for £97, bargain

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Vejnemojnen [178 posts] 1 year ago
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Consider them as well:

https://www.bike-components.de/en/

QUick and communicative, even for just general inquires about produtts. And they have a "price alert" ("seen cheaper?") button as well  1

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fukawitribe [1957 posts] 1 year ago
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FWIW i've had good experience with www.bike24.com as well.

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peterben [64 posts] 1 year ago
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Yes! go for them.

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Glen C [52 posts] 1 year ago
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I have used them without problem too. Wiggle also agreed to price match them on a Garmin I bought at the end of last year - in case they have the item in stock and you have any concerns about buying overseas.

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MartyMcCann [246 posts] 1 year ago
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Why have people started responding to a question from 2 years ago?

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Ad Hynkel [132 posts] 1 year ago
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Ha ha ha. What is this beef with resurrecting threads from the dead? If there are folk who want to contribute, let 'em on. The OP might not give two hoots any more but it's still a valid question. Provided discount.de still exists...then you would have a point.

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Toro Toro [175 posts] 1 year ago
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If people are going to resurrect old threads rather than start a new one, nobody gets to huffily say "we've already discussed this on, like, loads of threads already".

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fukawitribe [1957 posts] 1 year ago
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Wonder if it was down to one of the road.cc database burps bringing it back to the surface ?