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Race Face shuts its doors

March 13, 2011, 1:44 p.m.
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I asked one of mine…he said he preferred dealing with RF direct.

Two shops I know say the same thing. If they would love to deal with more companies directly.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

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March 13, 2011, 4:31 p.m.
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That's globalization for you. Hope all employees land on their feet.

March 13, 2011, 5:32 p.m.
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I heard on the internet that RF designed custom diamond cranks for Gadaffi called Sicktators, and were directly funded by Beyonce's $12m performance blood money.

March 13, 2011, 5:44 p.m.
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It's called the "race to the bottom".

It's why Rockys are now "Made in China".

Ouch. Threadjack: Yeah, the new Slayer and Elements sure do suck… (that was sarcasm).

Now back to RF: I'll keep a candle in the window. Hopefully the IP goes somewhere good.

March 13, 2011, 5:44 p.m.
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^^^^^^^^
Preach!

Is this a footnote?

March 13, 2011, 6:55 p.m.
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I'm pretty sure Raceface won't die. The brand will be picked up by someone else, and I bet most of the components will stay the same… I wouldn't count them out just yet.

http://www.epiccyclist.com/

March 13, 2011, 7:09 p.m.
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I heard on the internet that RF designed custom diamond cranks for Gadaffi called Sicktators, and were directly funded by Beyonce's $12m performance blood money.

Classic internet bullshit rumour.

"I do like how you generally bring an open-minded and positive vibe to the threads you participate in"

- Morgman

March 13, 2011, 7:22 p.m.
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I think a larger company will buy the assets, restructure the company, bring it out of bankruptcy and move the manufacturing offshore. Then continue with the Brand. Won't be the same.

March 13, 2011, 8:05 p.m.
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I feel sorry for the people who worked for RF hopefully they wont be out of work for too long [HTML_REMOVED] find there dream job again soon, as for there Taiwanese made parts pppppfftt …….

As for the CEO/any share holders, don't let the door smack you to hard in the ass.

March 13, 2011, 10:41 p.m.
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Now I understand why everyone was raving about the super sweet deals they got at the Race Face sale a few months back. My friends were going off about how they nabbed a mountain of sweet gear for next to nothing.
Guess there was a reason for that sweet deal.

March 13, 2011, 11:08 p.m.
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Classic internet bullshit rumour.

No dude, I checked it on Snopes. 100% legit

"Everybody loves something, even if its just tortillas"

March 13, 2011, 11:48 p.m.
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that is desperately sad. I love raceface components. I have rf handlebars, stems, two sets of cranks, seatposts…. I love to buy bc if I can so who should I buy from next that does the same kind of stuff from BC?

Meh
Lets Ride…

March 14, 2011, 4 a.m.
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Hopefully someone could help out..
BUT: RaceFace parts must be BC-Made otherwise it wont be RF any more for me…

@stinkbat: maybe straitline could fill the hole?!

March 14, 2011, 9:27 a.m.
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$30k/month sounds like total bs

$30K/month doesn't sound like BS at all. Given the expecation that that figure is overstated somewhat that would be what… $300k a year for running a ~10+ mil/year operation? Seems pretty reasonable to me.

"Everybody loves something, even if its just tortillas"

March 14, 2011, 11:44 a.m.
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$30K/month doesn't sound like BS at all. Given the expecation that that figure is overstated somewhat that would be what… $300k a year for running a ~10+ mil/year operation? Seems pretty reasonable to me.

IF that's true, it's too much considering the company seems to have bitten the dust. If that person was any good, RF would still be around. That's one argument anyway.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

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