Eastway now made by Wiggle?!

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by mstrmind5, 12 Jun 2016.

  1. mstrmind5

    mstrmind5 Guest

    Is this true and what would your opinion on their bikes be.

    Looking at a CX bike, maybe get an ex-demo balun c1, but it uses FSA crank and bottom bracket.
  2. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Eastway is made by who it always was - probably a Taiwanese or Chinese.

    The brand - which is all it ever was - is now owned by Wiggle.

    That's no criticism, many 'manufacturers' are, in effect, brands.

    I'm no expert on cranks and bottom brackets, but Full Speed Ahead is a recognised brand, so I doubt there's much wrong with their products.

    Bottom brackets are fairly cheap, so if the FSA one conks out, it could be replaced.
    Drago likes this.
  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    yes its true as of 2015 i think , one sold at local auction house last week and looked quite nice

    no experience other than that
  4. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I'm running a 2014 Eastway R4.0 as a winter bike. It was fine all last winter and I'd recommend them as a budget brand.
  5. rovers1875

    rovers1875 Über Member

    I have an Eastway ST1, Never had any problems whatsoever and it certainly my most comfortable bike, and probably the most used.
  6. bonsaibilly

    bonsaibilly Guest

    Came v close to getting a Balun C2 recently... is there actually a problem if Wiggle are the providers?! BB
  7. OP

    mstrmind5 Guest

    No problem, just trying to get feedback.
  8. EasyPeez

    EasyPeez Über Member

    Not bad looking, and full 105 set and hydro brakes for under £1,000 seems reasonable value, if the aluminium frames are any good.
  9. OP

    mstrmind5 Guest

    What would you say about an ex-demo going for around £700
  10. outlash

    outlash also available in orange

    ice station zebra
    If it fits, go for it.
  11. EasyPeez

    EasyPeez Über Member

    Personally I'm not sure I would ever buy a bike without taking it on a decent length test-ride first. But on paper that looks a bargain.
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