About Me | FTC and Review Disclosure


About  Dave:

I grew up loving bicycles. Even before I could ride, I would walk my bicycle everywhere mom would let me bring it

It was a sad sight.

I remember the first time I skinned my knees. I wanted my training wheels back on. Dad obliged.

And then my little brother beat me to ride without training wheels. That was it if he could do it, so could I.

We were the last of a generation where bicycles meant freedom. From a young age we were pedaling to the corner grocery, and in my early teens, I was regularly doing 20-mile road rides before school. Even after I received my driver’s license it was a way for me to regulate my mood and find significance in a sport that few understand.

Our Editorial and Review Process:

Most of the articles are written by me and a few friends and hired helpers.

For purchasing convenience, I try to focus on bikes that are currently available for sale online. Your local bike shop is an excellent place to see models not available online and to receive personalized advice. Our reviews typically exclude those models.

I got my start in a local bike shop and always encourage our readers to support their local economy.

Our opinions are expressed based on the specs we read, our personal experiences with brands individual bikes and their individual components. We also take into account other online reviews and on feedback from our personal friends in the industry and try to demonstrate what other users have experienced.

The reviews on our site are our opinion to help you find some of the best online bikes for sale and is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis.

It is likely that many of our readers have a different opinion, and we are always anxious to hear of your experience.

Accuracy Disclaimer:

This is site written for entertainment purposes, and while we make every effort to be accurate, the blog and its writers cannot be held liable for any omissions or inaccuracies. Please notify us of any errors via email to dave@davescheapbikes.com

Earnings and Affiliate Disclaimer:

This site receives commissions when you make a purchase after using one of the links on our site.

Affiliate marketing is a lot like other forms of advertising, with one exception:  if you don’t like a product and return it, I lose that commission.

So I am highly incentivized to help you find the best product for your style of cycling.

Contact:

If you disagree with any of our reviews, find an error, or have something you want us to review, we certainly want to hear your opinion. You can email the staff at dave@davescheapbikes.com

Guest Posting:

I am very selective of the quality of content that goes on this site. I require 1,500 words minimum on any article submissions with at least 3 images that you have rights to. Please submit your cycling-related ideas dave@davescheapbikes.com.

My goal is not to just help play the link game with low-quality sites. So you need to run a blog, local business, cycling-related product or service that HELPS the industry.

Product Reviews:

Occasionally I am asked by brands to review their products. At this point, I don’t accept paid posts but I do prioritize my time on products that offer affiliate promotions.

I am hard on the products I review, and if I feel like your product doesn’t meet my standard, I’ll let you know and not publish the review. I have no desire to squash someone’s new brand or new idea that just needs further development. But I also won’t just recommend a product because someone asked me to.

For big brands with multiple products, we are open to bringing the camera crew (my buddy with a camera) and doing on-site reviews to reduce travel costs. If this is something you are interested in, we typically ask that you cover economy airfare and a cheap hotel and that you have an affiliate program in place so we can cover our ongoing site costs.

But yeah, I’m willing to travel on the cheap in order to get your product up.

Most product owners just send their products by mail for us to review.  Please send an email to dave@davescheapbikes.com with the title “product review request”. I’ll get you an address that you can send your product to. Depending on my schedule, you might end up sending your product to one of my friends to do the review for my site.