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  • simonfbarnes
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    It's a bit like someone posting a link to a website where you can download a leaked version of the next Girls Aloud album before it's been officially released

    but you cannot download a bike component, so it's not the same at all, and, to the extent that people hold off buying things due to next year's changes, surely this is a relatively small effect, essentially engineered by the manufacturers themselves by their production scheduling, and only a delay in spending rather than actual reduced turnover ?

    [edit] ooops on 2001 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mister P
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    I don't think the 2001 product is under embargo now.

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    I presume they might argue that if the goods are not on general or press release that any images of them are copyright as the product itself is not in the public domain. I think there must be some busy media/legal guys at Shimano chasing internet threads over the world trying to put these images out.

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    I think there must be some busy media/legal guys at Shimano chasing internet threads over the world trying to put these images out.

    fat chance of success…

    it's not copyright they're worried about but delayed sales caused by their own scheduling

    fbk
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    If the pics I've seen online are legit the new XTR does look bloomin lovely.

    All this "embargo" and leaking pics stuff is surely just marketing really – helps to hype the product before release.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    True Simon but this is a simple case of the industry looking after it's industry and possible themselves. What if Shimano got that pissed off at publishers who used these images that they decided to boycott them from previews and tests.

    Premier Icon votchy
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    Media embargoes are commonplace on new products in all areas

    just 'found' some piccys of XTR and X0, loooks sweeet 8)

    simonfbarnes
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    Media embargoes are commonplace on new products in all areas

    and your point is ? I think once the cat is out of the bag it can't be stuffed back in, and we all know there'll be new kit every year…

    Premier Icon Mark
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    Yes, Simon that may be so but there seems little point in the media making the problem any worse. It may well be out on the internet and in the public domain but that doesn't mean the entire public has seen it. The cat can be in the bag or out of the bag but also at many points in between the two.

    a quick google search will find it though!

    if the cat is in the bag and you haven't opened the bag is it dead or alive

    or both

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    PeterPoddy
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    I think at the minute the cat is miaowing very loudly in protest after being let out and stuffed quickly back in said bag so many times in quick sucession, trying to draw attention to it's mistreatment!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    wildrnes
    Member

    oooo oooo I must rail aginst injustice

    :fap fap fap:

    Premier Icon votchy
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    and your point is ?

    exactly as I said, embargoes are commonplace, if I had anything else to add I would ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon votchy
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    only need to say it once

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    It may well be out on the internet and in the public domain but that doesn't mean the entire public has seen it

    so what they're saying is they'd rather people spent now and were upset when new spangly bits come out a bit later in the year and ideally bought again ?

    This is all very theoretical to me, as I only buy bike parts when the old ones breaks and I have to have them now, though I'll admit to creep on cameras…

    ChrisS
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    It's a bit like someone posting a link to a website where you can download a leaked version of the next Girls Aloud album before it's been officially released

    More like someone posting an image of the cover of the next Girls Aloud album on the net before it's been officially released. An album that everyone knows is likely to come out next year and can guess roughly what it will sound like.

    Schroedinger's Derailleur?

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    I'd actually come down on the side of the Barnes in this case. It's all very well saying that the images are copyright, but if people are only "leaking" them so that they can be discussed by people who will more than likely be buying some of said kit, surely that's fair dealing?

    It seems to boil down to a mix of not giving the public enough credit, and the bike industry's retarded obsession with model years, and the idea that one year's stuff is – supposedly – an improvement on the last. ๐Ÿ™‚

    stevestunts
    Member

    I'm concerned about the cat. Has anyone been feeding it whilst it's been in and out of the bag?

    duckman
    Member

    The new xtr, peeking out of the bag.

    Really wish i had not posted it now, sorry Mark and everyone else at STW, i didnt think….

    DickBarton
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    I'm mighty unimpressed as I can't find any images using Google…I'm feeling seriously let down by this whole affair…thank god I'm not needing to spend cash on new parts for the moment!

    Premier Icon Mark
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    Trev, It's not your fault at all. You simply posted images that were on the web. The issue is an industry one – we are part of the industry, as are all mags and websites that earn part of their revenue from the industry. It is certainly not the fault of anyone who simply found pictures and reposted them. That's the internet. That's how it works and the industry has to work around it…. somehow.

    scruff
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    Its like when Frankies Relax got banned, everyone wanted gay sex all of a sudden.

    mattp
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    not sure that i'm with you on that one scruff

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    Some special agent you are Dick! I found 'em in a jiffy.

    That said it helps if you search the web as opposed to images.

    Must say I like the look of it. Guess thats partly why Madison are doing deals on them at the moment?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Shimano own the pics and if they tell ST to remove them from their website then they legally have to.

    Hairychested
    Member

    I've just googled 2011 xtr and the cranks seem to be lovely. I still think I'll end up using roadie stuff as it's much cheaper, so only the shifters needed. Oh, and a Middleburn-made set of chainrings.

    flamejob
    Member

    lol @ CaptainFlashheart

    I just googled it and came up with a picture of my '98 XTR Pace RC200 – Weird

    zokes
    Member

    What a load of PR ballcocks! I'm with SFB on this one – add to that I'm still using a '95 vintage XTR 8sp rear mech (in proper XTR grey, none of this black and silver rubbish) on a 9-speed XT setup demonstrates you don't always need the latest and greatest…

    juan
    Member

    you cant be sur off the state to the cat. Unless you kick the cat.

    walleater
    Member

    LOL gay sex.

    zokes
    Member

    cum, again?

    Premier Icon Mark
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    Who owns the images?
    Who has the right to tell any one using those images to stop using them?

    We don't use images in the mag or on the site without permission.
    If images are posted on the forum and the owner of the images asks us to remove them as they were posted without permission then we remove them. We always have done. There are many members of this forum who have made that request and we have complied with it.
    It's really that simple.

    We are not like The Sun. We don't sneak images of bike products and rush it to the web when the owners of the images don't want us to. It's just bikes! We aren't going to reveal conspiracies or save lives by posting leaked images. It won't even sell extra copies of the mag! So, just hang on a few weeks and we'll have the information and loads more pictures. That's the way it works.

    zokes
    Member

    Who has the right to tell any one using those images to stop using them?

    Not wishing to be petty, but surely the website HOSTING the image is the one that's using it? All images posted are only hotlinked from a host site aren't they?

    toons
    Member

    can you post links to the images?

    iggs
    Member

    Its an interesting discussion

    The thought that crossed my mind is that the motorcycle mags are always trying to sneek peek, first glimpse pictures of new bikes, MCN is always doing it. I'm not an industry insider but from the outside they seem to do well from it. Surely the cycling media is there to provide information that people want to know about because then they will sell it and advertising space around it.

    Its obvious that people are googling the images and ending up at sites that have the info. Surely this is what journalism is, finding out stuff and then telling people about it

    Its all good hype this though, the marketing guys and shimano must be smiling into they coffee mugs

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    All images posted are only hotlinked from a host site aren't they?

    good point ๐Ÿ™‚

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