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    What is your favorite brand of cycling related products

    What is your favorite brand of cycling related components. Not company who sells a whole bike, but components.
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    I like Shimano.

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    I like Shimano but I have to confess to never owning a Campy equipped bike. My mountain bike came equipped with Sachs shifters and derailleurs. I couldn't wait to replace that stuff with XT. The shifting is much better. My Sachs Neos hubs, on the other hand, are silky smooth.

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    I like alot of English cycling goods...
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    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    Performance for apparel.

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    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    On the topic of cycling brands... I am looking at buying a pair of EXUSTAR road shoes.
    First question is has anyone heard of this brand and if so are they any good. Notice they fairly reasonably priced, look decent enough and the specs given seem to be adequate however I haven't seen them in shops just on the net and for that reason am slightly sceptical. If anyone could shed any light would be appreciated. Ta If you want to have a look check out http://www.torpedo7.co.nz/digicart/f...eAction=engine.

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    Easton makes some really nice handlebars, seatposts and stems. But the ultimate stem has to be the new one by Zipp (who also makes some really good wheels):
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    Mine is Ritchey logic. Their WCS stuff is very well made, plus their stuff is cheaper than others
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    Chris King. I only wish others would follow the envromental and social standards they've set for themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Chris King. I only wish others would follow the envromental and social standards they've set for themselves
    and if everyone followed chris king, none of us would be able to afford bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by redfooj
    and if everyone followed chris king, none of us would be able to afford bicycles
    How incredibly narrow minded of you. If more companies followed King's lead more of the processes they use would become less expensive due to the demand.
    http://www.chrisking.com/pucks/index.html

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    I tend to buy a lotta Specialized accessories. They make good wedgies, but crappy gloves though, that BG design sucks, the pads aren't anywhere near where my hands grip the bars.
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    Bell and Walmart Schwinn components always worked great for me. Never a problem during my 1,950 mile trip.

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    Easton, Topeak and RaceFace seem to be the top three in terms of quantity. I guess I should also say Shimano as I have a lot of their stuff too. I also have a lot of Specialized water bottles and cages as well as their gloves. And I've been a longtime user of Selle Italia saddles... most notiably the various Flites. In the clothing department, I guess I'd have to say Sugoi, Pearl Izumi, Sidi and cheapo Bellwether. Other brands I like and own are SRAM/Avid, Wippermann, Chris King, FSA, ITM, CatEye, Speedplay and Time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    How incredibly narrow minded of you. If more companies followed King's lead more of the processes they use would become less expensive due to the demand.
    http://www.chrisking.com/pucks/index.html
    Oh yeah. Producing bicycle headsets is a really big source of pollution nowadays. It rivals even industrial pollution and any other environmental concern in scope and size.

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    I like Heineken.



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    fsa makes some good stuff. truvativ too, their parts are super solid....

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    FSA...past that...well..cheap. Some components aren't worth investment as they notoriously break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Oh yeah. Producing bicycle headsets is a really big source of pollution nowadays. It rivals even industrial pollution and any other environmental concern in scope and size.
    Your ignorance of the subject is striking.
    1. They make hubs and tools as well
    2. Component manufacturing IS a source of industrial environmental pollution Sparky. You know why? Component manufacturing IS an INDUSTRY that produces pollution as a waste product
    3. Considering that most of the other companies that make parts are located in countries have NO restrictions on what they do with their waste products it gets a lot bigger in size and scope. Especially when you consider that the bike companies alone aren't the sole source of the problem. These countries produce BILLIONS of dollars worth of merchandise due to their cheap labor rates and lax environmental controls.
    4. I can't believe you're arguing AGAINST a company that's PRO environment and PRO worker

    The bottom line is this: Chris King is setting an example with their policies that the rest of the world needs to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    [color=blue]If more companies followed King's lead more of the processes they use would become less expensive due to the demand.
    The processes would become less expensive? There would be more demand for the processes? Illogical sentence and high school economics lesson aside, share your financial and managerial sagacity regarding the feasibility for current manufacturers to convert their plants to such elevated standards.

    And then there's the arm-twisting of dealers by way of CK's pricing policies.... real ethical

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