- Gary Fisher brand no more…….
It's a pity though. Hadn't the HKEK been the longest continuously produced MTB model after the Stumpy (which I know is a bit of a Toyota Corolla statistic, but still)?
(Seriously looked at a Fisher 26er before the lure of single fork legs & the Trek cringe led me elsewhere)Posted 7 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
hmmmm, much the same thing I guess (assume these will be trek-badged?)
GF is good for trek IMO – got to try out "daft" things without tarring trek with it if they went wrong. Seems to have come up with the goods mostly too. Not sure if this is quite as easy to do now, hope they don't become more conservative overallPosted 7 years agonjee20Subscriber
What happens to existing Gary Fisher dealers?
Interesting question, maybe they'll become Trek dealers. Could cause problems though where a dealer's been refused a true Trek account, but allowed GF bikes.
Makes sense to increase their dealer network IMO, sensible decision.Posted 7 years agoJ0NMember
GF probably came up withPosted 7 years ago
mostmany of the 'bigger' advancment ideas in mtbing.
Longer TT, bigger wheels, bigger headtube (though he proposed 1.25), sloping top tubes (Kona more so). He has some nice ideas still.
I think a lot of the bikes will be more diluted. Trek have traditionally been very conservative and allowed GF to be more avant garde, adopting his ideas when they clearly work or the general public accepted and demanded them.
He does look quite strange these days. 😯roscoe1Member
nickegg – Member
What happens to existing Gary Fisher dealers?
My LBS had been loyal to the brand since he set up shop but i guess he'll no longer be able to sell them as he isn't a Trek dealer.
if he's in the same boat as my local dealer, hell be shafted and told that he cant sell them anymore.Posted 7 years ago
my dealer has sold them since before Trek owned them.
Brand loyalty means nothing these days.wwaswasSubscriber
there was an intersting blog post on this (which I can't find now).
Trek has 1400 dealers in the US and Gary Fisher 400. From Treks perspective they've gained another 1000 GF dealers for 'free' (and saved themselves $2million+ dollars running GF as a separate brand).
Unfortunately it does mean that those shops that weren't also Trek dealers are stuffed as they maybe close to an existing Trek dealer so will never get to sell Trek too 🙁Posted 7 years ago
My MTB is a 10 yr old Big Sur . Ok , everyone knows I'm a retro grouch, but , honestly kids, it still ticks all my boxes .
I do the ' demo thing ' for my mates shop , up here in the frozen NW , of Wigan , and I really do get to ride some ' nice ' bikes . I've had top drawer cannondales , ( that I love ) , Scotts , ( that I didnt want to love , but did ) , Commencals ( rode harder than the numbers suggested ) , and a Fisher . A HiFi , actually .
I always liked the Fisher's .It was a brand i aspired to as a newbie. They were cool and innovative. Nowadays it's easy to diss .Everything's pretty good at going fast .
I just had a brand new Carbon cannondale Flash out this week . I put my bar ends on , obviously. Ok , it's a pound or two lighter than my Big Sur , and has better brakes , but just hoofing along it doesnt even matter .
You all seem a bit wrapped up in what you're riding .
Just ride .
Hey , that funny specsavers ad's on . Gotta goPosted 7 years ago
OK , it's finished .
BTW , the Hi Fi was really OK , I thought .
You'd be like bombing along , and you wouldnt even feel like it was working . Glance down , and it was working like mad .
Climbed everything , came down some pretty big stuff . Hammered cavedale.
Well , 'til I nearly ran into some walkers . What's that all about . You can do walking , like anywhere .
Yea , It was good .
How come Gok Wan can comment on the size of a bird's tit's and not get slapped . ?
You'd have to reply by commenting on the size of his glasses .
He looks like Dennis Nordern's spitting image puppet.
Yea , anyway . Gary Fisher .Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
Some ace looking bikes, especially if you live in the states. I must admit that I have lusted after a Superfly since they appeared and still do. Feel sorry for GF dealers as I am sure that some of them (who don't have Trek too) are gonna get shafted.
As for the comments about the man. he does do that California earnest very well but he strikes me as a good fella. Rides bikes, has got some character and seems to believe that the bicycle has a future in world transport and seems to try to do something about it. He's played the "I invented the mountainbike" card in the past, but so what? And he looks good in my opinion. At least he hasn't covered his body in tatoos and piercings to get that "unique" look.Posted 7 years ago
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