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Performance or Nashbar?

Old 05-08-19, 07:02 AM
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Performance or Nashbar?

In the past I was subscribed to both Performance Bike and Bike Nashbar newsletters and shopped at both because they were fairly different companies.

But, now that they are both effectively the same, is there any reason to follow one over the other? I'm getting duplicate marketing emails that have the same content, save the header. Today the Nashbar email even advertised Performance bibs... Just curious what those who are still following these companies have done.
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Old 05-08-19, 07:09 AM
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I get the same emails from AMain too. Digital marketing is kind of important for online retailers, so I'm sure they will get it sorted out eventually.
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Old 05-08-19, 07:25 AM
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Neither. I recommend that you unsubscribe from both. Don't let marketing and demand modulation control your behaviors. You can contact them when it's convenient and timely for you. It'll help to de-clutter your life, too.
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Old 05-08-19, 08:20 AM
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After bankruptcy, the creditors own the company ..
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Old 05-08-19, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Neither. I recommend that you unsubscribe from both. Don't let marketing and demand modulation control your behaviors. You can contact them when it's convenient and timely for you. It'll help to de-clutter your life, too.
I did the same. Unsubscribed. Was getting too many emails.... and frankly, their website blows. It's clear they are drop-shippers now.. not holding any real inventory, they order it for you.
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Old 05-08-19, 08:50 AM
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I have Performance bike clothing. I could just order it online because I know how it fit. Every bike clothing manufacturer fits different to me. We had a Performance shop in San Antonio I would just go there and stock up on shorts, jerseys, gloves and so on. I guess that expanded too far they should have stayed an online only business.
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Old 05-08-19, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
I did the same. Unsubscribed. Was getting too many emails.... and frankly, their website blows. It's clear they are drop-shippers now.. not holding any real inventory, they order it for you.
I was all set to buy a shifter from Nashbar until I saw the shipping charges AND the long delivery time. Ended up being cheaper and faster from Amazon for the exact same part.

A $12 shipping charge to get it in 2 weeks was unacceptable since it actually made the price higher than ordering it with Prime. I think they waive the shipping charge for orders over $99, but I really didn't want to buy something else to hit the magic number when I pretty much don't like their selection on anything. And the 2 weeks is a real turn-off in this day and age.
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Old 05-08-19, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
After bankruptcy, the creditors own the company ..
Not even close.
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Old 05-08-19, 09:20 AM
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Already in a debt for equity swap as it was...


I used Nashbar when Arnie Still ran the company

and Performance in the paper catalog era..





....

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Old 05-08-19, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Already in a debt for equity swap as it was...
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Performance and Nashbar as they were basically don't exist anymore. Amain bought the online name and web domains. Amain was a competitor, not a creditor.

AES was broken up in the bankruptcy sale into parts sold to different companies.
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Old 05-08-19, 09:53 AM
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Unsubscribe. If you want something check Jenson USA first.
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Old 05-08-19, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I was all set to buy a shifter from Nashbar until I saw the shipping charges AND the long delivery time. Ended up being cheaper and faster from Amazon for the exact same part.

A $12 shipping charge to get it in 2 weeks was unacceptable since it actually made the price higher than ordering it with Prime. I think they waive the shipping charge for orders over $99, but I really didn't want to buy something else to hit the magic number when I pretty much don't like their selection on anything. And the 2 weeks is a real turn-off in this day and age.
I do the same thing. I look at Performance and Nashbar for the technical specs, and then order the part from Amazon. With free one day shipping now, there's no reason no to. And I don't get jacked for sales tax, either, although I'm sure that will be coming.
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Old 05-08-19, 10:18 AM
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I like Jensen myself. But WorldWideCyclery got me a Lauf at a killer price a few years back.
There are a lot of retailers out there with good prices.
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Old 05-08-19, 11:18 AM
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I am in agreement on the unsubscribe option. They are in essence the same seller and they now suck! There are other and better options.
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Old 05-08-19, 11:51 AM
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I miss Pricepoint, and Supergo !!!!
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Old 05-08-19, 12:18 PM
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unsubscribed, pretty annoying getting 3 exact emails.
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Old 05-09-19, 09:26 AM
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I don't support any of those company's anymore. I stick to Jenson and a few big sellers on $bay. Nashbar was good for certain things now they just plain stink IMO
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Old 05-09-19, 12:40 PM
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I don't support any of those company's anymore. I stick to Jenson and a few big sellers on $bay. Nashbar was good for certain things now they just plain stink IMO
I do miss the Forte stuff and the nashbar branded items. They were decent products at a great price. For older bikes, I could get things at a fraction of what anyone else would charge.

RIP
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Old 05-09-19, 01:24 PM
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i unsubscribed from both. they are not a good value any more.
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Originally Posted by Caliper View Post
In the past I was subscribed to both Performance Bike and Bike Nashbar newsletters and shopped at both because they were fairly different companies.

But, now that they are both effectively the same, is there any reason to follow one over the other? I'm getting duplicate marketing emails that have the same content, save the header. Today the Nashbar email even advertised Performance bibs... Just curious what those who are still following these companies have done.
They're the same. But really, you don't need either. Universal is where you wanna go.


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Old 05-10-19, 10:06 AM
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i use to shop quite a bit at my local performance bike as well as online. really liked their selection and prices.

after they went bankrupt amain cycling purchased the performance bike & nashbar name, logos, websites, and customer lists.

they are just a zombie brand now, amain cycling sucks big time. i've since unsubscribed from their emails as there are better options out there.
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