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Oh snap, I love me a good corporate cat fight
Last Post 06/07/2013 12:52 PM by Cosmic Kid. 9 Replies.
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Ride On

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05/30/2013 10:07 PM
Sweet, I love me a good corporate cat fight http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/giant-specialized-test-our-bike-in-your-wind-tunnel-37498/
Keith Richards

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05/31/2013 10:24 AM
The idea that a company as massive as Giant feels the need to do this reflects poorly on their marketing department.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Orange Crush

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05/31/2013 11:19 AM
LOL, that is funny!

The Giant wins in the ugly department, that much is clear. Don't need no tunnel for that.
jrt1045

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05/31/2013 11:56 AM
isn't there a business connection between Giant and Specialized?

Oldfart

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05/31/2013 12:18 PM
I know that Giant built a lot of their high end bikes at one time. I am fairly certain that there is no Specialized factory either like a lot of products design is in house and manufacturing is farnmed out to independent contractors.
pikeHillRoad

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05/31/2013 01:02 PM
that is funny.

OC: The Giant wins in the ugly department, that much is clear. Don't need no tunnel for that.


I think they both win in the ugly department. Sheesh.
geosurf

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05/31/2013 08:29 PM
How can love survive in such a graceless age.

Don Henley
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
jacques_anquetil

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06/01/2013 12:28 PM
Velo Orange is getting into the fight with their new aero bike racks

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/05/31/velo-orange-teases-aero-bike-racks/
Gonzo Cyclist

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06/01/2013 10:08 PM
Yup Oldfart, SPEZ manufactures ZERO product, it is all sourced out, and Giant in the largest frame builder in the world
Cosmic Kid

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06/07/2013 12:52 PM
Well, it is not quite accurate to say Specialized doesn't manufacture anything anymore. Merida bought 49% of the company some years ago and they are the #2 bike manufacturer in the world (behind Giant). So technically, I suppose, Specialized does some of their own manufacturing now......but through their "partner / owner", Merida.

I knda like the challenge from Giant. Back in the day, we got into a little corporate back & forth" with Specialized in some of our advertising. They put some very small, Spanish text in one of their ads saying "Ignaz es muerte"....a jab at us and our references to Ignaz Schwinn in our advertising. We responded similarly in one of our ads (forgot what we said) and there were a few months of back and forth. All in good fun and for the consumers who picked up on it, it was good for a laugh.


Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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