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SRAM to buy E13? just a rumor now...

dw

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Sep 10, 2001
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Thats a good one. I can tell you with 100% certainty that there have been no discussions whatsoever about SRAM purchasing e.thirteen. Makes for a quality rumor though!

Dave
 

dropmachine

Turbo Monkey
Sep 7, 2001
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Your face.
Why? Its not like SRAM steps in and destroys the companies they buy. Its hardly like Procycle and thier brilliant moves, or Pacific. In fact, just the opposite has happened. They either let the companies do what they do best, or help them to improve.

The Pike and Reba are a huge step up from previous RS forks, and the 06 stuff looks off the charts. This is obviously some kind of benefit to thier partnership with SRAM, either through increased access to funding, engineers or whatever.

Seeing as how SRAM has kept all the companies close to how they were before the purchase, how do you see it as a negative? With thier increased budget, I can only see it as a positive, assuming john and company stay put.
 

Ian Collins

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Oct 4, 2001
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HAHA....i could just see dave pigeonholed in some **** cubicle looking at TPS reports : "f*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:tf*cksh:t"

for some wierd reason, i could never see dave's OCD ass working for someone else....hahahaha.....paints a good mental image
 

bizutch

Delicate CUSTOM flower
Dec 11, 2001
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Over your shoulder whispering
Dave, I heard you were actually Bryson Martin's brother and that you are actually plotting to sign up with SRAm and smuggle out secrets to Marzocchi under the table in return for a seven figure deal....
 

kinghami3

Future Turbo Monkey
Jun 1, 2004
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Ballard 4 life.
dw said:
Thats a good one. I can tell you with 100% certainty that there have been no discussions whatsoever about SRAM purchasing e.thirteen. Makes for a quality rumor though!

Dave
gosh, thanks for shooting down our rumor brewing :think:

actually that's good news, I hate the idea of a big business getting ahold of successful innovations.
 

Mackie

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Mar 4, 2004
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dw said:
Thats a good one. I can tell you with 100% certainty that there have been no discussions whatsoever about SRAM purchasing e.thirteen. Makes for a quality rumor though!

Dave
Dave is just being tight lipped.

e.thirteen has been aquired by SRAM, and Dave is now in charge of SRAMs road bike division. Those new SRAM road shifters that everyone is speculating about? Dave designed those.
Coming from his MTB background though, Dave incorporated a special feature - the left shifter can activate a drop-down chain guide for when you switch to cyclocross mode.
Next project?
Clear Makrolon road frame baby!
 

stiksandstones

Turbo Monkey
May 21, 2002
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Granted I take DW's word over the scammers that have told me similar before, I will say in all my years in the industry (ya ya ya) I was told 4 times "We have not even been talking to these people, what a crazy rumor" then weeks later get a press release that said person had been bought out.
That being said, it is a good rumor...
I heard suntour is buying Brooklyn Machine Works.
 

ska todd

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Oct 10, 2001
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Lawnguyland, New F'in Yawk
OGRipper said:
I heard that GWB likes mountain biking so much, Halliburton is constructing all the Norba courses next year.
Ouch...that would put me in a weird ethical bind...which do I hate more Norba or Bush/Haliburton...wow, i think for once Bush wins my vote!

-ska todd
 

SXtrailrider

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Aug 27, 2005
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e thirteen and spram are the best companys for what they produce. e thirtenn can only get better
 

Bicyclist

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Apr 4, 2004
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:stupid: You're an absolute idiot. "spram" is not a company and it's already been established that Sram is NOT buying e-13. :stosh:
 

RD

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Jul 31, 2003
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ska todd said:
Ouch...that would put me in a weird ethical bind...which do I hate more Norba or Bush/Haliburton...wow, i think for once Bush wins my vote!

-ska todd

hahaha, classic Todd. I heart u ;)
 

.:Jeenyus:.

Turbo Monkey
Feb 23, 2004
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slc
ska todd said:
Ouch...that would put me in a weird ethical bind...which do I hate more Norba or Bush/Haliburton...wow, i think for once Bush wins my vote!

-ska todd
Nice interview on PB, it was very animated. :thumb:
 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
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NORCAL is the hizzle
zedro said:
i might buy an ice-creme cone later....lets speculate!!!!

I heard from the cousin of some due who gets pinkbike that it's gonna be vanilla...no chocolate...with sprinkles...no wait, nuts...arghh, wait, chocolate dip, in a wafer, no make that a sugar cone...
 

partsbara

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Nov 16, 2001
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getting Xtreme !
Adam Novatt said:
e thirteen and spram are the best companys for what they produce. e thirtenn can only get better
i knew there was a reason you were on my ignore list... come to think of it, why did i change it ?????????????????????
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
mmm waffle cones.


In other news, that race face guide is ripoff and duplication at it's finest...only they screwed it up just enough to suck. Good job guys! Ugly clothes and bad guides you tried to ripoff from someone else.
 

The Kadvang

I rule
Apr 13, 2004
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six five oh
OGRipper said:
I heard from the cousin of some due who gets pinkbike that it's gonna be vanilla...no chocolate...with sprinkles...no wait, nuts...arghh, wait, chocolate dip, in a wafer, no make that a sugar cone...
You idiot my source is impeccable and he says it will be FROZEN YOGHURT AHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA