Eastway now made by Wiggle?!

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

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  1. mstrmind5

    mstrmind5 Guest

    Location:
    London
    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.
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider Photo Winner

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    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

    Location:
    Accrington
    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
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    mstrmind5

    mstrmind5 Guest

    Location:
    London
    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
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    mstrmind5

    mstrmind5 Guest

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

    outlash also available in orange

    Location:
    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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