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Old 07-03-05, 07:31 PM
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What Do You Guys Think Is The Worst Bike Brand?
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Old 07-03-05, 07:38 PM
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Old 07-03-05, 07:47 PM
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Old 07-03-05, 08:58 PM
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did you just respond to your own thread?

btw. i think a next or vertical is worse than those /\
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Originally Posted by BikerLRY
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Please. 2-Hip might not be the best company, but they're far from the worst, especially with Wilkerson at the helm. He's most definitely in it for the sport, unlike the people in charge of Poverty, or - even worse - the department store bike companies.
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Pacific by far, and any biek company owned by pacific...
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Old 07-04-05, 12:00 AM
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Old 07-04-05, 12:03 AM
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huffy is pretty bad too though
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Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
Pacific by far, and any biek company owned by pacific...
That's an ignorant response. Unless you'd be happy paying a lot more for your current bike. Possibly with crappier components.
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uhhh, id say "Magna"..........or maybe Pacific, but they actually have a BMX bike that would last more that 2 hours...(my cheap friend has one) but Magna bikes....wow...it would probly only take like 30 minutes to snap that frame.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
uhhh, id say "Magna"..........or maybe Pacific, but they actually have a BMX bike that would last more that 2 hours...(my cheap friend has one) but Magna bikes....wow...it would probly only take like 30 minutes to snap that frame.
Pacific is not a brand. They own the individual brands. If they were not responsible for the distribution of more bikes in the US than any other company, there's a very good chance we would all be paying more for our bikes and related gear. Their buying power has lowered prices as higher production volume generally results in lower production costs. They're also willing to take a lower margin (profit) per unit as they make it up by selling more bikes. So much as we may hate certain brands they own, they have helped us by making cycling more affordable across the board.

*This is all just a generalization, but the fact remains that they're good for the sport.
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From what I've seen, Magna and Next bicycles truly frighten me. It's sad when I can't find any redeeming qualities at all.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Pacific is not a brand. They own the individual brands. If they were not responsible for the distribution of more bikes in the US than any other company, there's a very good chance we would all be paying more for our bikes and related gear. Their buying power has lowered prices as higher production volume generally results in lower production costs. They're also willing to take a lower margin (profit) per unit as they make it up by selling more bikes. So much as we may hate certain brands they own, they have helped us by making cycling more affordable across the board.

*This is all just a generalization, but the fact remains that they're good for the sport.
wow. i need a better education. this didnt make sense...except for the first sentance...
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
wow. i need a better education. this didnt make sense...except for the first sentance...
Economics primer for kids:

*Pacific is not a brand. They own the individual brands. If they were not responsible for the distribution of more bikes in the US than any other company, there's a very good chance we would all be paying more for our bikes and related gear. Their buying power has lowered prices as higher production volume generally results in lower production costs. You'll get a much better unit price (per part) if you order 100,000 than if you order 1,000. They're also willing to take a lower margin (profit) per unit as they make it up by selling more bikes. Which would you prefer: Sell 10,000 bikes/year, and make $20 profit on each one, or sell 500,000 bikes each year, and make $5 profit on each one? So much as we may hate certain brands they own, they have helped us by making cycling more affordable across the board. With all the rims, grips, hubs, chains, etc., they buy each year in the form of complete bikes, the prices for producing them get lower. That (hopefully) gets passed on to all of us.

[edit] I made those figures up to keep the math simple. I have no idea what they make on a bike.

Quoted from their website:

[Note that the comments in red are my own sarcastic work]

Pacific Cycle, Inc., a standalone division of Dorel Industries Ltd., is one of the fastest growing branded consumer product companies in the United States. Pacific is a leader in designing, marketing and distributing high quality (questionable, in some cases) branded bicycles and other recreational products. The company markets products under a range of brands including Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, Roadmaster, Pacific, Dyno, InSTEP, Pacific Outdoors and Murray. Pacific has achieved its success by combining its powerful brand portfolio with low cost Far East (China, Taiwan) sourcing, efficient supply chain management (They only order what they need, meaning more bikes at Xmas, less at other times) and multi-channel retail distribution (This would include the stores listed below for their low-end brand models). Distribution channels include leading mass-market retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Toys "R" Us, sporting goods chains such as Dick's, The Sports Authority and Gart Sports and independent bicycle dealers (IBD) that serve the local market.

*I do stand corrected in that Pacific is both a company and a brand. Schwinn, Mongoose and GT are still viable brand names, once you get over a certain pricepoint. (Translation: their cheap bikes are crap, but their expensive stuff is worth a 2nd look).
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hmmm ok, im getting it...


doesnt Pacific own Schwinn or Vise versa?
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
doesn't Pacific own Schwinn
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Pacific is not a brand.
Then how can you explain my bike in the basement with the name "PACIFIC" all over it?
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Pacific has its own individual brand. My friend has a Pacific Banshee BMX bike, and I used to have a Pacific MTN Bike.
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Originally Posted by BikerLRY
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coming from a kid that rides a haro
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Originally Posted by BikerLRY
What Do You Guys Think Is The Worst Bike Brand?
Harley Davidson - Way too noisy!
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isnt mcdonalds comeing out with a line of bikes?
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Originally Posted by Cadd
Then how can you explain my bike in the basement with the name "PACIFIC" all over it?
Easy. Find the longest post on this page, and read all the way through it.
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isnt mcdonalds comeing out with a line of bikes?
I think it'd be kinda hard to fit it into a happy meal.
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Hey fireteamcharlie, fix your sig.
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Heres my explaination of the worst bike brand after the big downhill race I was just in. It was a 20 man race down a 2 mile downhill stretch of road. The participation bikes were, a Road Bike, My DK, 8 Haros, 2 Nerves, 3 Lower end Mongooses, 1 Mongoose Pro, a PACIFIC,2 Pre Pacific GTs, 1 POst Pacific GT.

The road bike's front tire fell off resulting in a 2 bike collision with a mongosse pro, My friend got first(Nerve) I came Second on my DK(from the rear), Haro, Pre Pacific GT, Lower end Mongoose, Pre Pacific Gt, post Pacific GT, Haro,Haro,Haro,Haro,Pacific,Nerve, Haro, LE Mongoose, LE Mongoose, Haro, Haro

From those results I would come to the Conclusion Post Pacific GT Sucks. But from Personal Experience, LOWER END BIKES SUCK.
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