Think Twice Before Buying Cheap Bicycle Parts
Living a healthy life is very much important and different people do different kind of sports that suits their lifestyle. Some choose to jog, some do Zumba dance and some would cycle to maintain their health. When it comes to cycling, it does require quite a hefty amount of money to take care of their bicycle. This is in terms of buying bike parts such as the accessories, gear, chains, rims, shifters or even the frame.
Nowadays, instead of going to the bicycle store, riders can easily find the parts online. As easy as we can find it at the tip of our hands, it’s easy that we come across a counterfeit product. Popular brand like Shimano is one of the most affected in regards to this counterfeit issue. One of the reasons is that Shimano is able to offer both expensive and affordable bicycle parts. Hence makes it easy for counterfeiters to put low price for the affordable ones.
Customers, on the other hand, will always look for cheaper ones thinking that it is original but end up with a fake. Some people might be clueless and still use it anyway but then unnecessary accident might eventually happen. There are many cases like this happened where they buy counterfeit bicycle parts and it failed on them that can affect their body seriously. One of the case that was shared by Cycling Weekly is that mountain biker Matt Phillips had an extreme accident. He deemed to have bought authentic bicycle bars but while riding a short time later, the bars snapped into three pieces while Matt was descending. He broke his wrist in two places and resulted in requiring seven weeks in plaster and months of physiotherapy.
Even before all of these online platforms exist, there were already many of counterfeits being sold. The online platforms just made it worse. This is because buyers are not able to check the bicycle parts physically to see if it is original. Not only that, some brands do not have a way originality authentication which makes it hard for buyers to differentiate with the fake ones.
Buyers do can check with the brand as they are also trying their best to find and fight counterfeits as it very much affects their brand. For example, if you are in doubts whether or not the product you bought is original, you can easily reach out to them and ask for clarification and for them to check the originality. They will definitely reach out back to you as it can help them to be better too. Hence, brands should really protect themselves by using an anti-counterfeiting solution. Here at NuTrack we can provide multiple solutions for this problem so do contact us now!