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    Which Manufacturer Has the Best Website?

    Who do you think has the most user friendly and aesthetically pleasing website in the bicycle industry?

    I dabble in web design and always appreciate a good website when I come across one.

    A couple that stand out to me are

    Trek Bicycle: The world's best bikes for road, mountain, or town.

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    Thomson Bike Products | Seatposts

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    Yeti
    Because, one is never enough.

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    Hadley Hubs

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    Santa Cruz had a great site which they re-engineered into a confusing mashup within the last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    Santa Cruz had a great site which they re-engineered into a confusing mashup within the last year.
    The new Santa Cruz site is one of the worst sites I've seen in years. It used to be easy to fine manuals and support info, even for older bikes. Now I can barely find info on new bikes and finding old manuals is a no-go.

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    I love Trek Project One. Being able to build a bike and see how it looks
    is a lot of fun.

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    Trek's is one of the worst I've ever seen. I guess if you're selecting a bike based on the color or if it's "all mountain" they'll help you find it. I've not been able to start with a model I wanted info about and find it; first I have to figure out the category that bike is in. And since I have an intellectual aversion to labeling mountain bikes with stupid categories like "trail" or "all mountain" or "enduro", which all mean the same thing (i.e., nothing), it's just guessing. Strangely enough, they have a similar number of meaningless categories for road bikes - a road bike is a road bike...

    Ibis, has a nice flashy site that still lets you get information about their bikes. Though really, in terms of getting useful info all they really need is a geometry chart and things like what seatpost size or headset it uses. Turner, Yeti, Canfield all do this well. The big guys, not at all.

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    Specialized site is user friendly and easy on the eyes
    I agree santa cruz site is a mess

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    I can tell you what I don't like: light print on black background. I really like the layout of the Lenz Sports web site, but the black background/white print drives me crazy; too hard to read.

    Check out the NORCO Web site bike finder.
    Shows all the bikes with prices on initial view and then you just click boxes on the left side of the page for an instant sort of any category and the boxes remain visible. Easy.
    Unlike most other web sites, they put their downhill bikes at the top of the page.
    On the down side, the bike finder link is not prominent on the site.

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