Feedback from our Customers

Our entire staff at Universal Cycles take great pride in the quality of our customer service. Below are some of the kind notes we've received from our customers. We always appreciate your feedback and your suggestions.



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Thanks Universal Cycles, I've ordered several things this year and have been very impressed with your promptness to take care of orders and get them out the door. I think most things have shown up even quicker than I expected. Nice job on the helpline as well. We ordered some STI shifters that my husband was having trouble installing. A quick call to your 800 line, quite late in the evening got us back on track with the install. It was sometime after 9/9:30 in the evening. Well past the time most places are closed. You guys are doing an outstanding job!

Kari K

August 15, 2014




I stop into your Portland shop whenever I visit my brother in Hood River and always spend too much money. Your inventory kicks ass. The breadth of products you carry is mind boggling and I can pretty much always find what I need and things I don't. Keep it up!

Tony K.

July 25, 2014




...I know that you have the late shift -- I am glad the Universal Cycles has set up this schedule -- I know that the late night can be a hassle, but as a customer, I am really glad that y'all are available when I get home from work...Have a great evening and I will look for y'all in ride support this weekend. Thanks.

Scott B.

July 21, 2014




Thank you for the excellent service and initial help over the phone when I placed my order. I am very happy with my purchase of my saddle pouch. I will definitely consider you when I shop in the future and recommend you to others.

John W

July 19, 2014




I live in the Portland, OR area and this is far and away my favorite bike shop out here. They have a great in-store selection at good prices and the service is professional, efficient, and of very high quality. To share my most recent experience - I recently got a flat on my way to work and stopped by another store on my way home. I wanted a few other things done so asked about them. The guy told me he'd have to do a full "pro tuneup" that would cost an arm and a leg and that he couldn't get it done for at least two weeks. No way. I called up UC and they are happy to provide the specific services I want, within a window of a few days, and at a reasonable price. I live a bit further out but it's worth the extra mile to get to UC.

Dan Z

June 12, 2014




What amazing devilry is this?!? I order something via standard shipping yesterday and it arrives today? FREAKING WIZARDS. The whole lotta you. < thanks! >

David V

June 11, 2014




I would just like to take a moment to commend your business on the great job you do. I recently ordered a bottom bracket for my mountain bike on a wed. and had it by friday afternoon the same week! I now rely on you guys for parts for my bikes because the "chain" stores here in the area don't carry any parts other than general replacement parts (chains, cables, pedals, etc.). Everything is a special order for the part often at a price higher than what you guys charge and definitely a longer wait. In this particular case I was told it would take about two weeks to get the race face bottom bracket and it was going to be $44 for the same exact part I got from you for $32. I am recommending universal cycles to every cyclist I know. Keep up the great work and keep stocking those parts.

Jim B.

May 23, 2014




You guys have such a good site. Your site is the first place I go if I need anything and it's usually the only place I have to go. My only regret is that you are located on west coast because I would love to come into the shop. Guess I'll have to plan a trip out there someday. Thanks for the great customer service throughout the years. I'm building a touring bike right now, and I have a few items in my wish list that I'll be purchasing in the next 6-8 months.

Jason A.

May 18, 2014




I've been working with Universal Cycles Ogden shop for a little over a year now. I went in after seeing some prices on their website, and was pleasantly suprised when I walked in to such a selection of products. Now I feel like I'm in there too much! With my constant rotisserie of new and continuing projects, any time I need a part (more often a whole box of parts), I'll run over to Universal on my lunch. Other LBS's that I've visited in the area, left me feeling a bit excluded. I wasn't 'one of the guys', so the service was lacking. At Universal, Jordan always asks how I'm doing, and is always helpful.

Universal's prices are generally the best in the area, and even if they weren't, I wouldn't care. I'd still be giving you guys my business because of the service and product selection you offer. The online aspect of the shop is also excellent. It's super easy to order all your stuff, and then go in when it's ready and just pick it all up. Anyway, I'm proud to call Universal Cycles my LBS, and I recommend the Ogden shop to eveyone I ride with.

Kiefer M.

May 14, 2014




I recently placed my first order with you folks. I was very happy with the way you handled the order and I was pleased with the merchandise. In the future I'll be coming back to you folks instead of the competition at [removed]. I also received my first email newsletter. Another kudo to you…I'm a cat person too. Thanks for the great help.

Lenny S

May 04, 2014




To Val and all of the crew at Universal,

I'm always happy to do business with Universal Cycles. You guys provide excellent customer service both in store and online and an outstanding selection of products, as well as great deals, especially with the Spoke'N'Word newsletter. I hope to live close enough to the Portland store one day that I can call Universal my LBS. I really appreciate everything you all have helped me with over the years! Cheers,

Travis A.

February 11, 2014




You guys rock! Shoes arrived already!!! I just ordered yesterday afternoon!

Justin B.

January 31, 2014




I have been a satisfied customer since 2006. I reviewed my order history today and was astonished to find that I have ordered from you on more than 50 occasions. There is a reason that you are my "go-to" source for bike parts,despite the fact that we are on opposite coasts. Your pricing is competitive, and your customer service is absolutely the best.

Ron D.

January 31, 2014




Many great things about Universal. Fair prices, great shipping (you know when you will get things and usually it is quick) the VIP discount codes, the in stock notices for watch items, the custom wheel builder tool, the website layout in general is easy to navigate. Great job guys, keep it up. Thanks,

Jerry H

January 27, 2014




I am blown away by the simple yet extremely effective customer service practices that Brad has displayed for this minor transaction. He watched for the order to come in after our brief message conversation and remembered my location. Then, making the effort to send [...] a very personal thank you for the order. Very well done Brad thanks for making my night.

Randy R.

January 25, 2014




I ordered the wrong bottom bracket. I got on live chat and the customer service rep fixed my order, gave me the credit and processed the revised order very, very, quickly. Awesome service! I will be back.

Tim T.

October 28, 2013




To the Universal Cycles team: I just wanted to thank you for getting my orders, returns and exchanges and any inquiries I had handled in a timely and professional manner. It is rare to receive such outstanding service from businesses nowadays and I believe that this sets your company apart from other retailers. Kindly keep-up the great service you provide your customers and I wish that more companies will follow suit in your footstep in providing excellent customer service. Thank you again for all that you do. I wish you all a wonderful week and upcoming weekend ahead. Best regards,

Alberto C.

October 28, 2013




Went into the local Portland store clueless and ready to spend some money on stuff I really didn't need. Not only did I get massive amounts of information, but was helped to decide not to buy anything that day. (Which ended up being a very good thing!) After a lot of research, I now have a much better idea of what I need, and though UC lost a cheap sale that day, they've gained a lifelong customer and all of my future bike and accessories purchases. Thanks for the honesty and amazing help!

Chelsey J.

October 15, 2013




Just wanted to comment on Mark's service. I have called several time in the last two days with product questions. He has been very helpful and knows the products. My order has been placed. Thanks

Doug C.

October 10, 2013




Fast shipping and reasonable prices. A pleasure to do business with. Thank you!

Alice G.

September 06, 2013




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