Kids Bikes: Buying Direct From the Manufacturer vs Ready, Set, Pedal
Ready, Set, Pedal was founded on the idea of providing the best riding experience for kids. We only offer the best bikes for kids. Fortunately, things have changed and these days there are several bike manufacturers that now focus solely on making kids bikes such as Woom, Prevelo, Clearly, Frog, Commencal and Strider.
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In many cases you may be able to order from the manufacturer directly. But you'll want to give Ready, Set Pedal an opportunity to earn your business and you will definitely find the whole process easier and frictionless.
Before buying direct consider the following:
Service during and after the sale. We have many resources to help you pick the right bike upfront including Kids Bike experts just a phone call away. When you buy a kids bike online you can’t wheel it back into a shop if something is not right. You may need to ship if back for a return or exchange. Make sure customer support will be there for you through this process. Do they answer the phone when you call. Compare return and exchange policies. Ready, Set, Pedal has a solid return and exchange policy and is easy to reach if there is an issue during or after the sale. Check out the reviews on our site.
Bike Availability. We have the largest selection in the US of lightweight kids bikes brands. The global supply chain crisis will continue to impact manufacturing and shipping of bikes from overseas. Too often bikes are listed available on sites that are not in stock. Ready, Set, Pedal ships most of it’s bike direct from our warehouse the next day and if it says it is in stock on our site it means it is IN STOCK. We can also ship your kids bike to over 150 different countries. Contact us if you are ordering from abroad.
Shipping Costs. We’ve shipped thousands of bikes over the years and it’s not cheap to ship a bike. But, because we ship thousands of bikes we have the lowest bike shipping rates in the industry and we pass those savings on to you. Ready, Set, Pedal does not markup shipping like many manufacturers and in some cases we have such good rates we will ship for free.
Accessory Selection. Ready, Set, Pedal is your one stop resource for all things kids bikes. We not only carry all the same bikes the manufacturers sell direct, but we also carry the best selection of kids bike accessories, clothing, helmets and protective gear.
Manufacturer Warranty. Any manufacturer warranty or guarantee is valid through any new bike purchased through Ready, Set, Pedal the same as if you bought direct.
In addition, we have a best price guarantee. If you find it cheaper by any manufacturer we'll match their price. You'll get all the benefits above with the lowest hassle buying experience in the industry.