== A warning to those of you considering bikes from Woot ==
We purchased two different bicycles during a recent Woot sale and, in both cases, Woot's listed specifications were not just wrong, but described products that were grossly more expensive than the bikes that were delivered to us. One of the bicycles that we purchased was the Schwinn Rocket, a bike that Woot is currently offering.
For instance, Woot claimed -- and still claims -- that the Rocket comes with a Shimano Deore LX front derailleur, a mid-level mountain bike component that is often seen on bikes costing from $700-$1200. In fact, the specs describe the Schwinn Rocket Comp, a very good bicycle.
Instead, the Schwinn Rocket delivered to us came with much cheaper parts all around and was typical of a Wal-Mart-grade bike.
So effectively Woot describes a $500 bike in their advertisement that they promise to sell to you for $250 but they send you a different bike worth less than $200.
Woot is aware of these specification discrepancies yet continues to promote inflated and misleading specs, which I find discouraging and disappointing.
In any case, caveat emptor.
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