Based in Dallas, Texas, online bicycle distributor Bikes Direct offers bike enthusiasts throughout North America quality bikes at exceptional prices through its online retail selection. Backed by over 10 years of service in selling bicycles, Bikes Direct runs its operations from a distribution center as opposed to a brick-and-mortar store. An authorized dealer of all the bicycle brands they carry, Bikes Direct receives its bikes direct from the manufacturers’ factories by volume, ensuring prices that nearly match wholesale and at up to 60 percent less than retail list price. All bicycles sold by Bikes Direct carry a 30-day money-back guarantee in case of defects, as well as the manufacturer’s warranty. Road bikes, such as upright urban bikes designed for riding and commuting around the city, make up a major part of the Bikes Direct inventory. Bikes Direct currently features Windsor brand city bikes at 50 percent of their list price. The online catalog includes durable titanium road bikes for endurance and long distance bike riding, touring bikes for commuting with back racks, single-speed and track bikes for short distance racing and exercising, and road bikes featuring drivetrains from SRAM and Shimano for speed and performance. Throughout the buying process, Bikes Direct offers an expert staff on-call to help answer any questions a customer may have. Without seeing the bicycle in person, many customers are of course concerned about bicycle size, but Bikes Direct alleviates this problem by offering professional recommendations, backed by a staff with a combined experience of over 100 years. Furthermore, to help customers in purchasing their bikes, Bikes Direct offers free freight shipping to customers in the contiguous United States.