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Is it me, or is it chainlove?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 4130biker, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. 4130biker

    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Why isn't chainlove kickin out the cool DH and trail/enduro procuct that they were a couple years ago? It used to be so hard not to buy things from them, but now all I see is lycra stuff, goo packs and the occasional Leatt brace.
    Does the integration of hucknroll into competitive cyclist have anything to do with it, or are my compulsive checking-for-internet-deal skillz in decline?
     
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  2. amishmatt

    amishmatt Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, it's been pretty ****ty for the last year or so. Since they rolled bonktown into chainlove, it's mostly roadie stuff.
     
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    Yeah, I've also been noticing that lately. Once in a great while they have something decent on there but not that often.
     
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  4. 4130biker

    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    It's too bad. I got some pretty good stuff from them.
     
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    They merged bonktown.com (or whatever their roadie site was called) with chainlove, it immediately went tits up. I haven't bought anything from chainlove in months, whereas before it seemed to be a weekly shipment of some must-have item to my front door.

    Whiskey Militia is still good though.
     
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  6. Da Peach

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    It's all still backcountry.com. I think chain love is just diluted with roadie stuff.

    I saw a Trabec yesterday for $65. Not bad...
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Try Bicycle Mob...same head space.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    wooo they have a non roadie item today, Fox Float 140 RL (golf clap)

    :rofl:
     
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  9. Sandwich

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    bicycle mob is trash. They offer like 4% off a $200 helmet and expect people to go in to buy the off-color, rare sized item. Yesterday they were selling a neon yellow OEM saddle for $125. Not a single person bought one. I have hopes, but they have to do something to attract the first few buyers.

    SAC+Chainlove have been floundering lately as the same **** keeps coming up. It seems like Backcountry forgot why SAC was awesome- they sold last years junk that nobody wanted for 75% off. That let them pay nothing for the items and still profit. I used to buy so much **** from SAC, but now I buy one item every six months...there just aren't good deals, or they're on the same Cutter branded garbage time after time.
     
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    I did get a good LOL from Chainlove when they were blowing out the Honey Stinger products with Lance Armstrong on them :rofl:
     
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    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    So I wasn't the only one that noticed that lol.

    Both CL and SAC have just pretty much had crap lately.
     
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    Save your money and buy less **** :)
     
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    Yeah, I think I've saturated my shiz sponge. I own way too much armour...
     
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    It is good that the deals on cool stuff aren't there- to a point.
    I definitely became a sucker for their deals, I have two D2s that I got for $100, such a good deal, but now I have two D2 helmets...and I can only wear one at a time... :think:
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Not to mention randomly buying sunline bars for $20 bucks just because there had to be a bike somewhere in my stable, or someone close to me that would be able to use them!
     
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    I bought a bunch of the blowout Honey Stinger stuff a few weeks ago at REI. I love their waffles.
     
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    Right? I have a pair of flats in my parts bin with the cardboard hanger still on them...
     
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    the waffles are the best, i must check rei to see if they have any left.
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    this gives me hope: there was just a D3 composite, $150
     
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    Damn, I gave up on chainlove....and I need a new DH helmet.
     
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    I wouldn't be suprised if it comes back- I think there were around 10 of each
     
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    Bumping this back up to add that there have been good deals on TLD shorts lately. I scored Ruckus shorts for $49 and Skyline shorts for $32. Ace shorts up now for $59.
     
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    awe man, i saw the ruckuses but I'm hunting for a pair of skyliens.
     
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    Skyline's were there last night. Seemed like a decent amount of inventory still available, they'll be back.
     
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    Skyline's up again now.
     
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    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    I got a pair! Thanks bro!

    Hoping the 34s will fit. I'm always on the line between 34;s and 36s.
     
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    not sure about their shorts, but their moto gp pants seem to run a teensy bit large, mine are a 36, i think i may have been better off with a 34.
     
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    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    yeah, I have a sprint short that's 34 and a bit small, but then I have a 36 in other brands and they're ALL too large. We'll see what happens, as I ****in' love tacos.
     
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    i got a pair of dakine's in 34, wound up exchanging them for the 36.

    we should start a list sizing per brand, which ones (or even particular models) run large/small, and which are true to size.
     
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    for instance, my nemas fit spot on.
     
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    I've always wanted to put something like that together. A large Nema jewel short fits totally different than a large fox short.
     
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    I nabbed a pair of Ace's.

    Me nutz'll be coolar. Az advertized!
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    WTF, whenever I go on, there's some women's item.
     
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    TLD ruckus up now
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    15mm x 100 and 10mm x 135 Easton Haven wheels up on chainlove right now. Just under 12 minutes left.