Specialized at it again...

Specialized at it again...

Postby Ross » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:49 pm

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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:50 pm

Ahh, they are such loveable prats!




Sorry, that should have been 'detestable'
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby biker jk » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:03 pm

That's probably a good decision by Neil Pryde. After all, they risked potential buyers confusing their excellent bikes for a Specialized piece of crap.
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby elantra » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:08 pm

I prefer the new name anyway.
Just to digress, looks like there is a very understandable cross-pollination from Sailing technology to biking technology.
http://www.neilprydebikes.com/static/ab ... ut-us.html
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby simonn » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:04 pm

At least I don't have to buy a t-shirt this time :lol:
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby macca33 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:14 pm

simonn wrote:At least I don't have to buy a t-shirt this time :lol:



Yes, but they are a cracking good shirt!

Also, I will never, ever, EVER buy anything at all from Specialized and will continue to recommend against their products, due to their corporate a-holeness.

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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby duncanm » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:46 pm

elantra wrote:I prefer the new name anyway.
Just to digress, looks like there is a very understandable cross-pollination from Sailing technology to biking technology.
http://www.neilprydebikes.com/static/ab ... ut-us.html


mmm.. I would suggest the main cross-pollination and expertise that Neil Pryde brings is their track record for producing high quality goods in low-cost, usually-low-quality, countries - then selling that in the west.

That's not an easy thing to do.
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby scotto » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:16 am

So when I start selling xipp brand wheels I should be surprised when I get a letter from a lawyer ?
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby simonn » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:25 am

simonn wrote:Yes, but they are a cracking good shirt!


Indeed. I was wearing it this am.
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby kb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:28 am

scotto wrote:So when I start selling xipp brand wheels I should be surprised when I get a letter from a lawyer ?

No one should be surprised anymore.

At least "xipp" would sound like another well known brand..
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby scotto » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:35 am

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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby herzog » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:49 pm

They're already on my "do not buy" list, but it never hurts to have another reason.
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Re: Specialized at it again...

Postby mikgit » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:31 pm

I didn't like them and their coporate strategy before the cafe roubaix thing, and like them so much less now. Their image just keeps getting worse.
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