(August 15 2018) For the summer of 2018 Indoor Cycling Magazine decided to unite with consumers who rely on sources like us to protect them. Or at least help them achieve the best service or product. Other websites and/or magazines for Indoor Cycling usually focus on “the best workout”, or the “best spinning studio”, or the “best Indoor cycling instructor”, etc etc. However it is much more helpful to consumers when they are about to spend from 1000 dollars to 100 000 thousand dollars. Which why we had to raise a red flag when we came across a website that call themselves “Custom Indoor Cycles”
When we went to the website for Custom Indoor Cycles their website states that their location is Santa Ana, CA. They state that they sell “Custom Indoor Cycle bikes” where you can choose the color and logo etc. However. The first red flag, and this is a small red flag, was that they don’t offer the famous Keiser bike. They only offer a “Stages” bike and a “Schwinn” bike. The burning question is, did Keiser decide to not do business with them, or, is there another reason? Again. That is a small, not a large–red flag. Not offering a very popular bike such as the Keiser bike is bizarre.
Before we continue. We ourselves, had an awful experience with some “representative” from “Custom Indoor Cycles.
All we did was to reach out to them. Because we “assumed” that a legitimate Indoor Cycling business will want to connect with us— an Indoor Cycling Magazine. Especially when we’re leaders and social influencers–for example, on Instagram, we own @IndoorCycling. In our opinion, we encountered an unprofessional and nefarious “representative”. We even felt attacked. For a moment or two–the representative, had us believing that we are selling pot. Or was he on drugs? LOL !!
Now. Let’s return to objective and professional conversation.
Remember above we mentioned a small red flag? Well now let’s talk about a LARGE RED FLAG.
We found out that the business called “Customer Indoor Cycles” who will charge you up to 100 000 thousand dollars (or more) for the cost of a new Indoor Cycling Business, is not registered with the Better Business Bureau AND no where on Yelp Directory. That’s correct. Let’s repeat that in case you missed that. “Customer Indoor Cycles” who will charge you up to 100 000 thousand dollars (or more) for the cost of a new Indoor Cycling Business, is not registered with the Better Business Bureau AND no where on Yelp Directory.
Just go the Santa Ana Better Business Bureau and search for “Custom Indoor Cycles” Here is the link to save you time.
You will discover that: “This business is not BBB Accredited”
Secondly. As we mentioned. The second red flag is that “Custom Indoor Cycles” is nowhere to be found on the Yelp Directory.
To save you time. Here is the link.
However. We decided to save the best for the last.
Here is the third Red Flag.
We guess you have heard of Google? Well we went to Google Maps and tried to look up “Custom Indoor Cycle” on Google Maps. (Some call it Google Local).
Thus, the largest RED FLAG was when we discovered that on Google maps they are very different then on their fancy website.
On their fancy website you will see that they have a HUGE PORTFOLIO and many satisfied customers. However. When you see them on Google Maps you will see ZERO reviews, only one photo, and no business hours !!! Again to save you time here is the link:
Now compare that to a similar business that sells Indoor Cycles in Santa Ana.
This business which is called Primo Fitness
You will notice that Primo Fitness has 1) several images, 2) has their business hours and 3) has 32 reviews !! Here is the link
And the great news is that Primo Fitness sells Indoor Cycling Bikes.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE !!!
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After reading all this, we are sure that you agree that Indoor Cycling Magazine truly cares about the consumer and more specifically truly cares about the consumer searching for Indoor Cycling Bikes and Services.
We thank you for making us number one. And if this helps only one person we have been successful.
Johnny Zakharia, Founder
Indoor Cycling Magazine.