Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 20 of 35 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
I know that chainlove is legit but I think this was fake. :skep:
Why would someone sell a current model below cost? They are losing money on it. And I can't believe Intense would stab their other dealers that bad in the back and did give chainlove a deal. They pulled dealerships from a bunch of online stores because they were not supporting the brand. And I guess backcountry.com was for the longest time an Intense dealer after this..... ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
This deal was legit. They only sold 2 bikes. Deals like this create a lot of buzz and a lot of traffic. I'm not sure if they are losing money or what Intense thinks of it, but they are '08 models being sold at the end of December.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
buildyourown said:
This deal was legit. They only sold 2 bikes. Deals like this create a lot of buzz and a lot of traffic. I'm not sure if they are losing money or what Intense thinks of it, but they are '08 models being sold at the end of December.
Trust me, they must be losing money.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,135 Posts
^^ the deal is legit, these were a few closeout frames. And no, chainlove did not lose money on it. There are a few more frames at that cost in inventory so keep an eye out.
 

·
Takin'er easy
Joined
·
184 Posts
Intense is losing $, and flooding the market with product, as they have overstock. In simple economic terms, this is a buyer's market due to overproduction, and all sellers get f**ked, especially those NOT owned by the Home Shopping Network (QVC). For those of you who may make the competition-is-the-blood-life-of-capitalism argument, take that frame to your LBS to be built up and see what kind of service you get.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
443 Posts
bikesaregood said:
Intense is losing $, and flooding the market with product, as they have overstock. In simple economic terms, this is a buyer's market due to overproduction, and all sellers get f**ked, especially those NOT owned by the Home Shopping Network (QVC). For those of you who may make the competition-is-the-blood-life-of-capitalism argument, take that frame to your LBS to be built up and see what kind of service you get.
If it saves me $1000 on a frame I'll skip the LBS any day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,135 Posts
bikesaregood said:
Intense is losing $, and flooding the market with product, as they have overstock. In simple economic terms, this is a buyer's market due to overproduction, and all sellers get f**ked, especially those NOT owned by the Home Shopping Network (QVC). For those of you who may make the competition-is-the-blood-life-of-capitalism argument, take that frame to your LBS to be built up and see what kind of service you get.
I don't know anything about Intense's end of the business, and I won't touch the LBS/internet retailer thing with a 10-foot pole. It is what it is.

But I do want to clarify that Backcountry is NOT owned by QVC. It is owned by Liberty Media. Another property that Liberty owns is QVC. Backcountry has nothing to do with QVC.

P.S. Chainlove has been blowing out closeout Intense frames for months now, this is nothing new - everything from 5.5's to M3's.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
Summit said:
^^ the deal is legit, these were a few closeout frames. And no, chainlove did not lose money on it. There are a few more frames at that cost in inventory so keep an eye out.
How did they get deals on frames significantly below cost of my LBS?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
777 Posts
forceyoda said:
If it saves me $1000 on a frame I'll skip the LBS any day.
That is a great deal. Why not take advantage of it. $1000.00 is a lot of money to save.Why pay more if you don't have to.I own a on line business. Selling something at your cost, you're not losing money. Better than it, just sitting there. Plus some places when they buy in bulk they get very good deals. Better than say a small shop.As far as your LBS goes. They are still getting your business AKA the labor to work on or build your bike. I am taking a guess at this one. But I am pretty sure they got the OK from Intense. Because why risk having your Intense dealership pulled. I know of one shop that lost there Intense dealership. Other shops drop a dime on them.I know a guy who bought a 5.5 29er-frame from them very cheap. Note after they lost there Intense dealership they just unloaded all there Intense stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Yea i think its great for the consumer. But whats not great...the cheese thats on chainlove most of the time. Lets see some new stuff it seems like the same shorts, jerseys, and gloves have just been repeating forever.

Is the SS coming back? Chainattack says only two sold...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
469 Posts
My local bike shop is always happy to build me a bike, they even said once just go and buy online as it's cheaper and they couldn't price match. They would still build me up a bike with those parts. All this nonsense about having to buy a frame from them so they don't give you a crap service is bull.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
saga said:
My local bike shop is always happy to build me a bike, they even said once just go and buy online as it's cheaper and they couldn't price match. They would still build me up a bike with those parts. All this nonsense about having to buy a frame from them so they don't give you a crap service is bull.
Sort of...with shops have a tough time making ends meet, they need all the business they can get. A current trend, at least with clothing is to try on specialty items in stores like bike shops then go buy online. Not cool at all...

I'm on the fence about buying online, then having your shop do the work. I guess you just can't expect a fast turnaround. If you can't do your own work just buy the parts there, its a concept that never made sense to me. Learn your way around a wrench.....ok i'll stop im starting to rant.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
Summit said:
Closeouts from Intense, I would assume. I honestly don't know.
This is what I was wondering. Normally all authorized dealers get offered the same deal if Intense has closeouts. :confused:
 
1 - 20 of 35 Posts
Top