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Have you ever heard the term ‘factory second’ when it comes to buying a bike? We often have people asking what the term truly means and what the benefit of choosing one of those bikes is, allow us to give you some insight.
A factory second is a bike that we have bought from a manufacturer, often these bikes are ex-display bikes, ex-test ride bikes or ex-team bikes – sometimes you can even get your hands on a professionals old race bike i.e. they used it for one season and something has changed - the team colour or sponsor has changed so the team are getting rid of the bikes… crazy really, such high end bikes can become available to anyone, and they come with a little claim to fame.
Factory second bikes aren’t just for road bikes, but also; gravel bikes and mountain bikes... you name it, chances are you could get your hands on the type of bike you want.
Of course, buying a factory second means you can’t customise the colour before purchase – but you can have it custom painted after purchase, and you can’t customise the equipment you have on it before purchase however, you can often buy a factory second and upgrade the equipment gradually, while making some money toward it, by selling the equipment that the bike was purchased with.
The most important thing to remember is you’ll get more bike for less instantly – who really needs another reason to give it a whirl?
As well as this being a quality option for those wanting a top spec bike with peace of mind via the warranty and fully inspected guarantee, it’s also a good option economically and links back to why you should buy a used bike – see our blog.
Here at Cycle Exchange, we regularly get factory seconds of all sorts. If there is a specific bike you’re looking for, give us a call to discuss it further – maybe we have something suitable, or maybe we can help you decide on a specific bike and spec. We could also help you decide what bike you need - give this blog a read for more information.
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