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What's the deal with Nashbar-brand components?

Old 09-23-04, 09:29 AM
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Did nashbar just copy the design of others and brand it as their own? How is the quality of their components? (brakes, forks, frame, handle bars, everything else)
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Old 09-23-04, 10:13 AM
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Good stuff.

There are huge factories in China, cranking out this stuff with no brand on them. You sign an agreement for a certain qty /price and you can have your own! Small charge for custom insignia, etc.

The SPD pedals, for example - Shimano made it first, then after the market got flat, they sold the design to a 3rd part manufacturer, who then built a million, and offered them to Specialized, Nashbar, etc.

Not that simple, really, but you get the point.

Nashbar stuff is all good, nothing I have ever bought didn't turn out to be.
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Old 09-24-04, 10:24 AM
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I've bought a bunch of Nashbar stuff the past few years. It's all solid. Their stuff is identical to other brands, at a lower price
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Old 09-24-04, 10:54 AM
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Cool stuff, looking forward to the Nashbar drop bars I bought from them.
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I'm looking at a Nashbar carbon fork for my fixed project. Was wondering the same thing myself - it's like $60!

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Old 09-24-04, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nolageek
I'm looking at a Nashbar carbon fork for my fixed project. Was wondering the same thing myself - it's like $60!

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Yeah, saw that and their road frame. Tempting
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