Mountain Biking - Kooka? What happened to them
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What happened to Kooka? i used to love their cranks and componets back in the 90s. Did they got belly up or did they get bought up and turned into junk?
08-15-09, 08:01 PM
Belly up around the same time many other CNC houses died. Partially from a lot of competition, partially from some QC issues. I think the name may have been bought out after. Not sure though.
08-15-09, 08:03 PM
They got bought out first. I was dealing with Kooka in the late 90s, early 2000s and they were owned by some company in Utah who had bought them. I left the bike biz for I.T. in 2001. When I came back in 2007, they were gone.
08-15-09, 09:29 PM
I'm thinking that Kooka had some cranks available in Rasta anodized.
I remember another one around the same time, Caramba (I have one of their ball caps):
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