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Bikes.org.uk publishes top ten list following tests of big e-tailers

Has J E James got cycle trade’s fastest online store?

A top ten list of load speeds of the UK’s most popular online cycle shops places J E James at front of the virtual peleton.

Created by Bikes.org.uk, the rankings show just how seriously the market has taken online retail, with the top nine posting load times of under Google’s ‘fast’ bracket of 1.5 seconds.

According to online researchers Kissmetrics.com, 47 per cent of users expect a page to load in under 2 seconds, otherwise they’ll simply get frustrated and move on.

The top ten, as tested (twice over, using Pingdom.com) by bikes.org.uk are:

Top 10 Bike Websites by Page Load Time

#10

  • Website: halfords.com
  • Files: 177
  • Size: 1.2MB
  • Load Time: 1.67s

#9

  • Website: ukbikestore.co.uk
  • Files: 65
  • Size: 620KB
  • Load Time: 1.39s

#8

  • Website: chainreactioncycles.com
  • Files: 160
  • Size: 2.5MB
  • Load Time: 1.38s

#7

  • Website: tredz.co.uk
  • Files: 83
  • Size: 2.1MB
  • Load Time: 1.31s

#6

  • Website: wiggle.co.uk
  • Files: 48
  • Size: 793KB
  • Load Time: 1.07s

#5

  • Website: formbycycles.co.uk
  • Files: 77
  • Size: 1.8MB
  • Load Time: 1.05s

#4

  • Website: cyclesurgery.com
  • Files: 94
  • Size: 2.3MB
  • Load Time: 957ms

#3

  • Website: cyclesuk.com
  • Files: 84
  • Size: 1.3MB
  • Load Time: 924ms

#2

  • Website: ribblecycles.co.uk
  • Files: 68
  • Size: 677KB
  • Load Time: 856ms

#1

  • Website: jejamescycles.co.uk
  • Files: 91
  • Size: 438KB
  • Load Time: 443ms

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