To our readers
We (Joe Goodwill and Maggie Neilson) post reviews about cycling products and bikes, based on our own experiences. We started off as average cyclists, but we now have a LOT of experience and knowledge of bikes and products, and we are keen to share that knowledge with readers. We only post reviews about products that we genuinely like or love, and that we have personally used or tested, and that we think will be useful and beneficial for our readers. We will never endorse products that we don’t like or have not personally experienced.
Our website contains affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about or link to. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships
We are very keen to have input from our readers, so if you have a review or a story you would like to share, please send it to us.
To Manufacturers and Retailers
We invite manufacturers and retailers to send us products for review. If we don’t like it, or have concerns about it, we will let you know, and we hope you will be able to address those concerns. But we will not post a review about it. We do not post reviews about products we don’t like. We are not in business to be mean. We are in business to tell cyclists about good and great products.
How our Affiliate Links Work
- We only get paid if someone buys a product within 24 hours of clicking a link. Not when someone just clicks a link.
- You pay the same price using our links or going direct to Amazon.
- When we earn some commission, we can spend some more time writing posts and reviews.
- Thanks to all those very good people who have bought through my links. It’s very much appreciated 🙂
- You will notice that we mainly link to Amazon. There is a really important reason for that – we trust them, and we ourselves buy from them all the time. We even bought our kitchen sink from Amazon (yes, really – local plumbing suppliers would have taken 7 days to get us the kitchen sink of our choice; Amazon got it to us in 24 hours – we still don’t know HOW they did that). We are also Prime members of Amazon, and love the convenience of their free two-day shipping and their great customer service. We value our readers and feel comfortable sending them to Amazon, because we think it’s the most trusted way to shop online.
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This document was last updated on January 15, 2015