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    So SRAM bought Truvativ, too, huh?

    All they need to start making now is hubs, and they'll really be competition for Shimano.

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    They bought them a while ago...

    Really right now shimano has to start making forks. Almost eveyr rider out here I know has switched now except the pure xc guys. Shimano better pull their pants up they are loosing a lot of riders in bc and washington.

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    so what all do they own then? rock shox, sram, and truvativ?

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    I heard about that, i really like the Truvativ cranks and BB's i hope SRAM carries on their good work with that company

    And Mael, ive noticed that over hear as well, even though SRAM has only been over here for maybe... 2-3 months in a proper way, they have already gained many of my friends respect, although, they sound good i ahvent tried their products, we will find out soon enough though!

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    I am very happy with the sram stuff I own. Shifters, derailleur, chain, cassette and a rock shox but thats owned by sram so that also counts. I dont think this will dissapoint anybody

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    Truvativ has a great reputation as it is... being owned by a larger company such as SRAM will most likely only help matters... their products will hopefully be even more widely available than they are now. Also, as far as I know, Truvativ as it is will stay intact meaning none of their current engineers will be losing their jobs or anything. I personally see it as a great acquisition. I like how SRAM has kept the product names intact instead of marketing everything under the "SRAM" brand name.

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    woah SRAM owns Rock Shox too?

    I like the Tru Vativ Cranks so hopefully Shimano and them can wage a price war and bring competitive pricing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom

    Really right now shimano has to start making forks.
    shimano should not be making forks. they have no experience in it, and would be a waste a of money.
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    It was sarcasm

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    Let's see here, if shimano made suspension forks:

    1)Everything would be proprietary.
    2)They'd try to sue every other competitor even when that company has the patent for Anti-trust violations and/or patent infringement.
    3)Each fork would only last one season if used regularly.
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    Bike components is not the only industry where that kind of product persists ...

    We're lucky that we still have a choice.

    I am pretty sure that a greater proportion of the total run SRAM gear (inc Avid, RS, Truvativ), than the proportion of the total that run Linux.

    I wonder if that will change - does Bill Gates ride a bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike_13
    Bike components is not the only industry where that kind of product persists ...

    We're lucky that we still have a choice.

    I am pretty sure that a greater proportion of the total run SRAM gear (inc Avid, RS, Truvativ), than the proportion of the total that run Linux.

    I wonder if that will change - does Bill Gates ride a bike?
    Let's hope not... we don't need a MS bike. We'd have to rebuild it every few months... and both wheels would just randomly lock up in the middle of a trail, everything would look perfect, but removing and re-installing both wheels would fix the problem.

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