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Old 04-21-09, 09:11 AM
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Buy Easton wheels, get a new helmet

Good promo if you're in the market:

https://www.eastonbike.com/wheelpromo.html

Too bad I bought mine last year...
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Terrible marketing idea. Are they implying that you'll need one riding their wheels?
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Mavic should do this for the R-SYS...


make sure the lid has a chinguard, though...
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Terrible marketing idea. Are they implying that you'll need one riding their wheels?
Yeah, it's a far stretch with Easton thinking someone who buys bike wheels might need a bike helmet.
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"After you purchase you Easton wheel set, the retailer will give you a coupon which you will mail into Easton along with proof of purchase. After receipt, we will call you to help you select the helmet of your choice. No messing around with complex forms or DNA tests."

This process doesn't sound so "simple". Plus, when do you get the helmet? A week later? Month? Year? And what models can you choose from?

I'd rather just get 10% off but that's me...Actually, I'd rather just get 100% off but that's just me...
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Originally Posted by Phantoj
Mavic should do this for the R-SYS...


make sure the lid has a chinguard, though...
Here we go... Free with the purchase of every R-Sys wheelset.

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Originally Posted by adam
Yeah, it's a far stretch with Easton thinking someone who buys bike wheels might need a bike helmet.
Lighten up. But seriously, I think something like tires/tubes would have been a more tactful approach.

I really did think this was going to be an epic wheel failure with road rash pron thread.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
"After you purchase you Easton wheel set, the retailer will give you a coupon which you will mail into Easton along with proof of purchase. After receipt, we will call you to help you select the helmet of your choice. No messing around with complex forms or DNA tests."
Plus, they can't spell...

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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Lighten up. But seriously, I think something like tires/tubes would have been a more tactful approach.

I really did think this was going to be an epic wheel failure with road rash pron thread.
I bought my Easton's last year and would have loved a $100+ helmet to either use and/or resell.

Would much rather that then some tubes and tires.

To each their own.
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I kinda see the free helmet as being similar to, say, a free jersey. Just part of the wardrobe. I don't think it says anything about need or the reliability of the wheels, but that's just me.
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Buy some EC90's, get a free Ionos. I'd rather have the cash, but hey I'm not going to *****.
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Oh, and does this mean the next time I see some EC90 SLX's come up on Bonktown for $550, I'll get a $250 helmet for free to go along with 'em? Can we say deal of the century?
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Oh, and does this mean the next time I see some EC90 SLX's come up on Bonktown for $550, I'll get a $250 helmet for free to go along with 'em? Can we say deal of the century?
Doesn't look like it: https://www.bellbikehelmets.com/whereToBuy.asp

but Nashbar, CC, Jenson, Performance, REI, etc. are listed.

Edit: didn't even look at the link before posting - the Easton page takes you direct to the Bell page for their dealers.
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Hmmm...at Nashbar that gets a set of EA90 SLX wheels with a coupon code for $494, $26 shipping and a $150 helmet.
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Originally Posted by khatfull
Hmmm...at Nashbar that gets a set of EA90 SLX wheels with a coupon code for $494, $26 shipping and a $150 helmet.
That's good - I was just checking Performance with their 10% in Perf. points, but the Nashbar would work out better.
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I'm just curious: which bicycle retailer DOES require DNA tests to purchase their stuff?
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The EA50's look pretty cheap at pricepoint.com...
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Agreed, what a horrible marketing idea. It's like if Ford gave away free trips to the hospital with every car purchase.
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haha... I'd rather get a free CT/MRI scan with my wheels.
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Website implies participating retailer which is probably only LBS from the look of it so you'd be paying full retail for the wheels, not all that appealing.
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Man, you guys are pessimistic. Helmets are a necessary piece of equipment for some people and it's not always at the top of the list for things you WANT to buy for this sport. And I think it's cool that Easton is promoting safety. They even give you a choice of any model and one of two manufacturers!

The ford analogy is stupid. It's more like any car manufacturer offering road side assistance. Most likely you won't need it but you never know what will happen and it's nice to have when something does go wrong. Just because they offer it doesn't mean their cars are a p.o.s.

+1 for Easton imho.
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Meh. I prefer Rudy Project personally.
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Man, you guys are pessimistic. Helmets are a necessary piece of equipment for some people and it's not always at the top of the list for things you WANT to buy for this sport. And I think it's cool that Easton is promoting safety. They even give you a choice of any model and one of two manufacturers!

The ford analogy is stupid
. It's more like any car manufacturer offering road side assistance. Most likely you won't need it but you never know what will happen and it's nice to have when something does go wrong. Just because they offer it doesn't mean their cars are a p.o.s.

+1 for Easton imho.
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Geez you guys are sensative. I only made that comment as a joke because of the way the OP titled this thread, that was the first thing that popped into my mind. If I was shopping for a set of wheels, I would definitely consider the Eastons because of the offer.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Geez you guys are sensative. I only made that comment as a joke because of the way the OP titled this thread, that was the first thing that popped into my mind.
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