Scorpius Cycles LLC. Portland, Oregon
How do we price so low?
By the time a bicycle makes it to a consumer, several businesses have tacked on layers of cost to that bike that the purchaser ultimately pays for. By eliminating those layers and selling direct, we have the ability to cut out those layers to offer amazing bikes and components for a fraction of what you would expect to spend.
Provide world class quality bike frames and components direct to cyclists at unmatched prices and to support our customers with one-on-one customer service. We want you to ride a better bike for less.
Your Local Shop:
We still believe in our local bike shops. Our favorite local shops provide fantastic service and exceptional selection. In fact, we visit and shop with them often for the latest components to compliment our fantastic frames. Shop around though, and you will find a wide variety of service. The best shops embrace their customers needs and wants and should be willing to engage in a conversation and consultation about what is best for you as a cyclist and a customer.
What about financing?
We are working with various financial institutions to provide direct loans to our shoppers. Currently we do not have an exclusive loan program. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, there are a couple of different credit unions that provide bicycle specific lending (Unitus Credit Union www.bicycleloan.com , and Rivermark Community Credit Union.) If you are outside of the Portland, Oregon area check with your local credit union as many are beginning to offer bicycle specific loans.
No Sales Tax?
CORRECT! We are based in Portland, Oregon. There is not sales tax in the state of Oregon so you are able to purchase direct from us online without incurring a sales tax on items purchased.
What does it mean to buy at Factory Direct pricing?
Our web-based sales approach allows you to bypass the retail shops and the high retail prices . Many bikes and components can have a 40%, 50%, 60% or higher markup that is passed to you as the consumer.