Chain Reaction Powers The Singletrack Forum

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We are very pleased to welcome back Chain Reaction as our forum partner.

Partnerships like this are really important to us as they help us maintain and develop the site but we are looking forward to much more than just a financial relationship with Chain Reaction.

chain reaction forum sponsor

Workshop Specials

As well as the branding you will see in the forum Chain Reaction are helping us to put together a series of workshop features that will get right down and dirty with a whole raft of classic bike maintenance jobs, tips and tricks. From greasing things up to taking them apart and putting them back together again (with no little bits left over – no really!) the series will kick off in a few weeks and will be accessible to everyone.

But there’s more

Chain Reaction have been providing an online retail service to all of us for decades and I doubt there’s many reading this that haven’t had a delivery or two from them at some point in their riding lives. But Chain Reaction know that to be valued and good at what they do they need to know what you think. That’s why they’ve created a feedback survey specifically to get your thoughts on what is important to you when it comes to their services.

As well as the survey there are going to be lots of opportunities to engage with the the folks at Chain Reaction through the regular features that they are going to be posting right here on Singletrackworld.

So, welcome Chain Reaction and here’s to a productive future.

The Chain Reaction Big Survey

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Mark Alker

Singletrack Owner/Publisher

What Mark doesn’t know about social media isn’t worth knowing and his ability to balance “The Stack” is bested only by his agility on a snowboard. Graphs are what gets his engine revving, at least they would if his car wasn’t electric, and data is what you’ll find him poring over in the office. Mark enjoys good whisky, sci-fi and the latest Apple gadget, he is also the best boss in the world (Yes, he is paying me to write this).

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  • scotroutes
    Full Member

    Cool, but how do we switch off the ad?

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    Whilst I get where you’re coming from I’m – personally) happy to accept a branding sponsorship thing isn’t really an ad of the sort I expect to be able to turn off.

    Just my opinion mind. (maybe it’s more intrusive on other platforms too, seems fairly innocuous on android/chrome unless I’m worried about being brain washed.
    But advertising doesn’t work on me anyway 😉)

    vinnyeh
    Full Member

    Partnerships like this are really important to us as they help us maintain and develop the site but we are looking forward to much more than just a financial relationship with Chain Reaction.

    are there going to be synergies in software development?

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    are there going to be synergies in software development?

    Ooh. Feel the burn!!

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    I have no problem with the new partnership whatsoever. I’ll leave the problem creating and arguing to others who I’m sure will be along shortly!

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    are there going to be synergies in software development?

    I’m pretty sure the new crc website is based on the classifieds from here

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    are there going to be synergies in software development?

    Lolz, I guess the big knobs at CRC tried searching the forum for feedback, gave up and

    That’s why they’ve created a feedback survey specifically to get your thoughts on what is important to you when it comes to their services

    molgrips
    Free Member

    That’s why they’ve created a feedback survey specifically to get your thoughts on what is important to you when it comes to their services.

    Cheap gear, obviously – what else?

    tractionman
    Full Member

    Cool, but how do we switch off the ad?

    exactly, I thought the system had logged me out again 😕

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Cheap gear, obviously – what else?

    To be serious for a moment there have been a few threads, one especially comes to mind, regarding the new CRC site that rendered the filters hopeless. That situation has improved but it originally lacked some basic stuff like filtering out what wasn’t in stock or what wheel size you wanted for tyres, or disc sizes etc. Of course it may have been deliberate to make customers trawl through more product but it certainly created some irritation. There were also comments about the loss of order histories, order confirmations that didn’t confirm details like size and/or colour ordered.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    exactly, I thought the system had logged me out again 😕

    Ha, I also thought I’d been logged out when I saw the banner ad. Can’t say it’s bothering me much so far though

    politecameraaction
    Free Member

    That’s good, I have a feeling I’ll be ordering some bits and bobs soon for the weather turning wet…

    RustyNissanPrairie
    Full Member

    Did the Isuzu pickup truck do a U-turn?

    Marko
    Full Member

    Well I get 15% off at Cotswold with my BMC card. Can I expect 15% off all orders from CRC with my ST membership then?

    reeksy
    Full Member

    Only in sizes xxs

    nickc
    Full Member

    I guess it’s easy to be cynical, but CRC for all it’s faults, and it clearly has them, remains perhaps the best known on line retailer in the UK, and it’s in our interests that it responds to constructive criticism (that at least, they’ve asked for)

    Good opportunity to be heard as a consumer at least.

     

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    Sounds like good news to me. Is this meaning a reduction in the ads for Free members so it becomes more useable (and maybe get more converted to Paid members)? Assuming the partnership helps reduce costs.

    doomanic
    Full Member

    Is this meaning a reduction in the ads for Free members so it becomes more useable (and maybe get more converted to Paid members)?

    The only reason I keep up my membership is because the forum is virtually unusable as a free member.

    andybrad
    Full Member

    Sounds promising.

    The image on the main forum when you click on it wont load / take you to where its supposed to…..

    Blackflag
    Free Member

    Cheap gear thats in stock, obviously – what else?

    FTFY

    DaveyBoyWonder
    Free Member

    are there going to be synergies in software development?

    feels like that there already are

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Roof Bar thread has not only been closed but deleted too – it was hardly an advert! Mods must have got out of bed the wrong side this morning!

    crossed
    Full Member

    Roof Bar thread has not only been closed but deleted too – it was hardly an advert! Mods must have got out of bed the wrong side this morning!

    That’s ridiculous if that’s the case.
    How long until you’re not allowed to buy and sell anything on here or not allowed to mention CRC having a crap website?

    If you’re paying for an ad free experience but still getting ads, you may as well be a free user and use some of the unmentionable software.

    scruff9252
    Full Member

    To be serious for a moment there have been a few threads, one especially comes to mind, regarding the new CRC site that rendered the filters hopeless.

    Aye, I’m sure a quick search of the forum would find the information instantly 😎

    weeksy
    Full Member

    It worked OK for me today looking for a wheel

    157×12 TICK
    27.5 TICK
    Shimano hub TICK

    Done… ordered.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Roof Bar thread has not only been closed but deleted too – it was hardly an advert! Mods must have got out of bed the wrong side this morning!

    Why didn’t you use the classifieds?

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Wasn’t me who posted – I just read it as I had some roofbars sat in the shed.

    Found it really odd it was closed and deleted.

    ads678
    Full Member

    Wiggle killed CRC. Website is still useless with crap filters.

    That said I think this is a good thing for STW, and those moaning about ads really need to get a grip. Just scroll down and it goes away, you can literally only see it at the top of the page. Infact once you click into a thread it goes away as well!!

    That is a bit pathetic about the roof rack thread though, is it because someone mentioned ebay?

    hot_fiat
    Full Member

    Yes it works so well. so, so well.

    It’s Select * from products where productCategory = ‘Tyres’ AND wheelSize = ‘27.5’ AND inStock = ‘True’

    It’s not exactly rocket science.

    crcfilter

    dumbbot
    Free Member

    So, 2 of the worst search functions and user interfaces on the entire internet combine forces. I can hardly wait to see what unfolds.

    bruneep
    Full Member

    Mods must have got out of bed the wrong side this morning

    So it seems another post deleted

    DaveyBoyWonder
    Free Member

    So, 2 of the worst search functions and user interfaces on the entire internet combine forces. I can hardly wait to see what unfolds.

    This 😀

    desperatebicycle
    Full Member

    Nice one! Good to get a bit of sponsorship. All the TV programmes seem to these days!

    zerocool
    Full Member

    There are a lot of people whinging when what this news actually means is STW gets to continue on living. Sure it’s a big CRC advert at the top of the page, but I’m pretty sure people on here already know if they’re going to shop with a big online shop of stick to smaller shops so what’s the problem?

    I get the complaints about things like Isuzu and advertorials telling us the cure to dropper post problems is One Up, but this just seems like whinging for the sake of whinging.

    tom KP

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    I don’t mind the sponsorship – but the advert is ruddy huge on my iMac. Needs to be half the depth.

    And there is advert creep in the sidebar >>>>
    …Booking . com anyone! 🙂

    TheBrick
    Free Member

    whinging for the sake of whinging.

    Stw own vortex of destruction..

    Stw have got some good sponsorship. Well done.

    anono
    Full Member

    BE GONE WICKED SEDUCTRESS!!

    AND TAKE THY EVIL TEMPTATIONS WITH THEE!!!

    This is a place of simple purity and wholesome goodness.

    Flaperon
    Full Member

    So it seems another post deleted

    More than one…

    It’s the principle of it. Lots of us jumped in with subscriptions because we get to both support STW and browse without ads, but the they’re coming back, and the subscriptions are sold as promising an “ad-free website”.

    On top of that daring to mention that it’s a problem and pointing out that subscribers are forced to use a third party solution to deal with it results in a snotty message from the moderator team quoting the terms and conditions. Sorry guys, but if you want to get grumpy and dive into the legal mumbo-jumbo, I’m pretty sure you can’t advertise something and then offer a materially different product.

    >> eg booking.com, flight finder off to the right there.

    davros
    Full Member

    Will they start rewarding me for all my bargain PSAs?

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    I don’t think this is winding people up enough. STW Towers should take a look at Pinkbike, they’ve embedded their menu in the middle of a banner ad and I click that damn advert on a regular basis when I really wanted the ‘News’ button. Could work well here too.

    I will sit back and wait for the ‘likes’ from my fellow forumites 😀

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