SRAM buys Avid

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by WhiteRavenKS, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    SRAM just bought out avid... deal is going to be done jan 30th supposedly.... wonder if this is a good thing or not?
     
  2. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    They have an attraction to companies based in colorado.
     

  3. BrettM

    BrettM New Member

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    I'm sorta stoked. I've been running the sram only drivetrain for aboots 2 years now. A lot of people are really starting to see the advantage it has especially for trials.

    Although I hope Sram doesn't try to mess with Avid too much. They are sitting very high right now.
     
  4. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    we are all fuckered..!!! oh NOSSS!!!!!
     
  5. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    if they are smart they will let Avid continue as they were. more money can't hurt though.
     
  6. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    i think they had planned on letting avid stay fairly independant in terms of product development and stuff. i guess avid was outgrowing its owner's shell- they were having trouble keeping up with their growth for a bit. maybe now they will have the production resources they will need to continue growing and keep on rockin in the free world... wait that was a song nevermind.
     
  7. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    all i know, is that i hope tehy dont fucking tou8ch the customer service..... it is like buttah as it is.
     
  8. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    i guess everything pretty much stays the same, just sram will act as a parent company and their name will be on the taxes at the end of the year... sram seems to be doing well (relatively speaking) with rock shox. they have turned a dump ass shite company with a horrible line of forks into a decent company with a shite line forks in a short period of time.
     
  9. ben@slctrials.com

    ben@slctrials.com New Member

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    Maybe now Sram would quit making their horrible brakes, which basically is just their stickers on the cheapest taiwanese made brakes out of a cataloge.
     
  10. BiKe4EvEr9489

    BiKe4EvEr9489 New Member

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    hrm, hopefully it's for the better. i haven't had too much experiance with sram, but have had some sweet ones with avid. maybe they'll give avid more funding for new ideas?