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Old 02-11-19, 02:03 PM
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Apparently SRAM and Shimano like to shoot themselves in the foot.

If their claim is they are doing it help brick-and-mortar retailers get better margins on aftermarket. Ummm...hello??? Most people shop online. Brick and Mortar is dead for that kind of stuff.

Chainreaction was making money....Shimano/SRAM was making money, and consumers were buying good products at prices they could afford. This strategy isn't a good idea for the end users of their products. All this does is force consumers to pay for an extra layer of shipping, stocking etc. and it won't save the bad shops or move the needle far when it comes to sales at successful shops either.
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