Mountain Biking - Campy is going to make a DH/Freeride Group Next Year. Is there a god?
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04-01-03, 09:54 PM
Not an April fools joke.
4th down on this link.
04-01-03, 10:15 PM
How do you know that's not an April Fools joke by cycling news or even campy? It's a possibility.
Special Edition News for April 1, 2003
04-02-03, 08:35 AM
Well, with mountain bikes making up almost 38% of annual sales compared to the 4.4% for road bikes, I think Campy is realizing there is a huge market not being utilized. (Figures from Bicycle Retailer).
I believe that they see what Sram has done, and feel with their name and reputation for precision and quality, they'll give it another go!
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'd run a Campy component on my mountain bike :o
I feel like I oughta be wearing bib shorts or something :o
04-02-03, 09:32 AM
I would! Campy stuff is sweet! & oh yeah, rebuildable!!! Ever try to take apart a Shimano Rapid Fire shifter??? You can, but you can't put it back!!!
Feh! I try not to mess with Shimano stuff too much :o
Actually there are only a few Shimano parts on my bike.. thank God for the aftermarket! Finally Shimano doesn't control the market for decent mountain bike parts anymore.
04-02-03, 09:36 AM
Aparently, if this is true, less and less!
Yeah... I think Shimano was making crappy stuff for a long time simply because they had no competition. It should be interesting to see how they evolve now that there are some companies making stuff that in my opinion is better than Shimano. To each his own, however :D
04-02-03, 10:01 AM
Errrmmm, did anyone read any of the other articles on that page?
If you still believe that campy is (again) entering into the MTB world, ther eis this small matte rof a bridge in New York I'd like to speak with you about. We're having a sale this week.
04-02-03, 10:07 AM
Doh! I'm an idiot!
Nice thought tho!
04-02-03, 10:38 AM
Man, I'm impressed that anyone bought that after the article about Pantani's ears. That was the tipoff, along with the "special edition" bit. They retracted it today. You've been had.
04-02-03, 10:43 AM
I must be all mountain because I barely know what campy is...
All I know.. is that roadies love Campy :D
04-02-03, 12:09 PM
Jim, it depends on the roadie.
04-02-03, 12:46 PM
I didn't even look at the other stuff there. I don't really care about Pantani, just went straight to the Campy article.
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