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Old 12-11-11, 09:01 PM
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Bmc?

Hi guys,
What's the deal with BMC? I have heard that they are now kinda junky mailorder bikes (think Motobecane) and also notice it seems like many of their dealers are dropping them for the 2012 line. Any truth to this? Did they get bought out or something?

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Old 12-11-11, 09:03 PM
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I don't know any pro teams that ride Motobecanes.
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I have heard that they are now kinda junky mailorder bikes
please drop some names of the people who said this.
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I had no idea that Cadel won the tour on a crappy mail-order bike.
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Can't wait to see how this turns out. Do they still manufacture in Switzerland?

I'd guess they've sold some excess inventory through online retailers. That supply may now be gone, so they're back to business as usual.
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The only place I've seen them available online has been through speedgoat. I'm going to go out on a limb, because I've never ordered anything from them, but it appears like they are not a shady "mail-order" shop. In fact, if I understand correctly, they have a valid brick-and-mortar facility in Elgin, IL. I made a phone inquiry the other day and the cat I spoke with seemed knowledgeable and friendly - not like a sweatshop call center guru.
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I had no idea that Cadel won the tour on a crappy mail-order bike.
He won it on a huffy.
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Yea, Tour de France winners on crappy mail order bikes. And I guess Competitive Cyclist is in the same realm as Bikesdirect now.

Sunday troll needs to try harder.

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Can't wait to see how this turns out. Do they still manufacture in Switzerland?
I think the Impec is the only one made in Switzerland now.
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Old 12-12-11, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Biscayne05 View Post
please drop some names of the people who said this.
Yes. Exactly who did you hear this from? Or was it from a drinking buddy who was half lit at the local watering hole...HEY, I HEARD BMC BIKES SUCK NOW... Then you felt the need to spread the word like Paul Revere....The BMC's are coming, the BMC's are coming!!
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The BMC's are coming, the BMC's are coming!!
This has to be one of the all time best posts in the 41
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AHAHAHAHAHAH!... good one!
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well played Wooshie.
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Originally Posted by KevRC4130 View Post
Hi guys,
What's the deal with BMC? I have heard that they are now kinda junky mailorder bikes (think Motobecane) and also notice it seems like many of their dealers are dropping them for the 2012 line. Any truth to this? Did they get bought out or something?

Thanks
Starting threads on rumours and allegations is lame if you don't provide direct sources/quotes. Kinda like accusing somebody of being a drunk - or worse - without proof. Hurtful.
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someone is trollin here
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The billionaire owner of BMC is pumping money into the brand but for how long. Last year, the BMC team cost was 27million. BMC bike sales were 15 million. How long will this go on.
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The troll is weak with this one.
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The troll is weak with this one.
Yeah the troll quality has diminished around these parts.
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The billionaire owner of BMC is pumping money into the brand but for how long. Last year, the BMC team cost was 27million. BMC bike sales were 15 million. How long will this go on.
Ah...BMC doesn't foot the cost for the whole team. They have other sponsors, too.

Where did you pull up their 2011 sales numbers? That's pretty quick.
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