??!
1 photo
Bike Force Docklands

Bike Force Docklands

2.3 from 18 reviews

Reviews

2.3

18 reviews
5
(4)
4
(1)
3
(1)
2
(3)
1
(9)
  • Product Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (0) · No (1)
  • Customer Service
    5.0 (1)
Previous
Next
Aidan Johnson

Aidan JohnsonGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

New owners really have changed this place

published

I was hesitant about this place, but reading the more current reviews from 2019 onwards on google review and Facebook (new owners), I couldn't be more pleased to have found a local bike shop that is friendly and helpful. The new team is very knowledgeable and offers value for money. I had a routine bike service and was pleasantly surprised when it was cheaper than my old bike shop in the city. The workshop are run by Pro-grade mechanics who work on bikes for Australian race teams. These guys do not recommend a number of changes that are not necessary and seems to be thinking of what is best for the customer now and long term. Great Service. Will be my regular shop! Highly recommend.

Customer Service
Product Quality
Return Claim MadeNo
Store LocationBike Force Docklands
See all answers
Richard

RichardDocklands

Disappointing to say the least

published

Bike fit

published
Bike Shops

Find out how Bike Force Docklands compares to other Bike Shops

Know better, choose better.

Compare all

Somewhat rude and unknowledgable staff, bad prices

published

Staff at the Docklands store were quite rude and a bit arrogant. Had some ridiculous recommendations (e.g. "don't buy SRAM, they'll fall apart in days") and tried to sell me a way too small 51cm bike (I'm 180cm). I wanted to buy a fizik cyrano r3 handlebar, but they were selling it for just over $90 more than the cheapest place that offered it. I understand you have to make a profit, but a markup like that is beyond ludicrous. They had the Cannondale CAAD8 for a very reasonable price, though (which was a shame because I wasn't looking for a new bike). Probably the only good thing about the store

Unwilling to give 1 star only because staff were not actively trying to do a bad job.

Commendable service!

published

Was cycling back from Keillor East when my front tyre burst. Still had around 30km to go and in my stupidity forgot to equip myself with a puncture repair kit. In a similar manner, I didn't have my wallet on me. Jumped on google, found bike-force docklands only 200 metres away. I went inside, explained I had punctured tyre and no money and amazingly the staff got me a second hand tube! I put it in, pumped it up and rode home! Was an absolute life-saver!

Bike Force Morley

published

Took my daughters bike in and asked them to fix it up an get it back on the road. They gave me a new tube and a replacement brake cable $45. Problem was the brakes were scraping the rim and front wheel wouldn't rotate I complained and they said we were told only to put in a new tube and replace the brake cable. Not by me they weren't ! Another $45 later and the bloody wheel goes around. It's Avanti cycles in Morley for my Christmas purchase and bike stuff from now on. Do it properly first time pretty simple I would have thought.

Nick Ellis

Nick Ellis

  • 2 reviews

Lovely staff and service

published

Just purchased new mountain bike from Bikeforce Docklands, all the staff including Zac and Melanie and the other guy I'm not sure of his name, South American I think, we're very friendly, helpful and efficient.
Message to the store owner, you have great staff, hold onto them.
Will recommend and purchase my partner a bike at Bikeforce Docklands soon.

Jan

Jan

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Begrudging service - just lost a potential customer

published
aitch

aitchGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

First impressions - Good so Far

published

I bought 2 bikes from here a fortnight ago. They were not expensive but just what we needed for commuting. The service was good - and the price was competitive - I am not sure what more I could have asked for. This morning whilst riding my wife's bike suffered a gear issue (probably just a wearing in type adjustment) and the guys fixed it in about 3 minutes and seems to be going well. I do monitor review sites and I always note poor service and cutting reviews when they are warranted. I think to be fair you must also note good service and so far I could only praise the efforts in store.

Bike Shops

Find out how Bike Force Docklands compares to other Bike Shops

Know better, choose better.

Compare all

Terrible service!!! - Don't service your bike there!!!

published

I went to Bike Force Dockland for service my bicycle, when I was there with my bike and the girl never give me a good service. When I asked something she always answer impolite. I did service and cut my headtube, I told the girl that I want my spacers back. After I back to collect my bike, suddenly the girl showed without my speaker back, she told me that if I want my spacers back, I need to pay for the other headtube brand that she replace on my bike. Actually I don't really care with my spacers but the way she explain to me was very rude and it does not in accordance with the agreement.

Bot a good place for service your expensive bike at Bike Force Dockland.

Karls

KarlsAU

  • 8 reviews
  • 3 likes

Basso Diamate - Nice Frame average service

published

Purchased a Basso Diamante from Bikeforce Docklands. Rang and said I would come in to pick up the frame. When I turned up it was missing cable routing parts, had to leave and come back. Then was told that the frame only comes with 2 headtube spacers, which on this frame are bike specific. I was given no documentation that you usually receive with a brand new frame. Come on, yes I got a good price, but how much would one extra spacer cost? Nice to deal with before you hand over your money, and then turn as cold as ice. Hope I don't have any warranty issues.

Colnago C60 - Awesome Bike - Service left wanting

published

Horrible service!

published

Bought a pair of shoes from here size wasn't right and asked if I could change for different pair with a wider fit! And they messaged me once and since then I have continued to email but have but got a reply! I am stuck with a $260 pair of shoes that are never going to be worn !!

Attentive service- but from [name removed] the female staff member

published

Had great efficient service from [name removed]- attentive, professional, thorough & knowledgeable.
Highly recommend her. She remembered all my details and all the things I asked her about.
Her follow through was excellent and very efficient with follow up and quotes.

Worst people ever

published

they change parts on their bikes then advertise the original RRP... worst customer service ever.. store owner told me to get a life when i made him aware of a mistake in an ad. STAY AWAY

1 comment
Daniel S
Daniel S

Also i made a complait to management about the owner of the docklands store... he said it was a one off and assured me that he's a great guy... haha he really must be his dad

Bike Shops

Find out how Bike Force Docklands compares to other Bike Shops

Know better, choose better.

Compare all

A really poor bike shop

published

Quite simply Bike Force as a bike shop do not offer the best standard of services to customers. I went in there a while ago as a newbie to buy a road bike and met the proprietor. Quite simply, he was totally unhelpful and essentially disinterested in what I wanted. I rang head office to complain but lo and behold it seems that his daddy owns the actual business - so he simply doesn't care what his customers may think. When I have spoken to others about this bike shop - they have advised to stay well away as it is a franchised business only wanting to make a quick buck with poor after service. I am one of the lucky ones.

Mandy92

Mandy92Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 5 reviews

Incredibly Bad Customer Service

published

I went there today and had the same experience as KissMIss. There were about 5 staff there, one of whom looked right at me and when I smiled at him, just turned away. No customer service whatsoever, and I felt incredibly intimidated just being there. I certainly won't be going back there.

Bad customer service, incredibly expensive products

KissMiss

KissMiss

  • 55 reviews
  • 53 likes

Bike Force Docklands - Worst Customer Service Ever!

published

the arrogance and rudeness from the staff (or proprietor?) of this store has been nothing short of astounding. Two male staff could not bring themselves to leave the laptop they were busying themselves with, or come to our assistance. We had to come up to see them and one of the assistants smirked when hearing my request and left, the other was so arrogant and flatly refused to even discuss our needs upon having assessed our budget range.
Clearly not interested in customer service but sales only.

non existent customer service

Questions & Answers

Sorry, there are no questions yet.

Get an answer from our members

ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.