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    dear chainlove

    please sell something other than full face helmets and clothes. Why not some components? I understand sweatshirts are probably more profitable than mid-level shifters, but come on, I'm going to stop looking soon.
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    LOL - that's also why I gave up on Chain Love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rural
    LOL - that's also why I gave up on Chain Love.
    ditto

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    Check this one out, you can monitor six sites (Chainlove is one of them) at once:

    http://www.gearscan.com/

    Here's another one that has more than just clothing

    http://www.mtbdeals.com/

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    When that website was released I was ordering from them once or twice a week. I almost built up a whole bike.

    I still check the site frequently but my last order with them was June 2008!!! What does that tell you.

    I totally agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rural
    LOL - that's also why I gave up on Chain Love.
    Same here

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    The site has so much potential. If only they would offer a better variety.

    I agree seeing the 661 full face helmets gets boring after a while.

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    ...or that damn funky looking Loeka looong "dress" jersey in dark teal color. Every time it comes up (FAR too often), it reminds going shopping with grandma at Macy's for a velour bath robe.

    Each time -without fail, I forget what site I am on! An actual pic would do my point even better service.

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    ditto, i did buy a fox lid and six knee pads, but that was probably due to the blizzard and wishful thinking though
    wherever you go, there you are

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    Yeah, like everyone else here, when CL first showed up on the scene, I was watching them like a hawk because they had very good things for sale all the time. Now, it's just full face helmets, down hill bike shorts and funky looking women's clothing. CL sure went downhill all right. Yuk yuk yuk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandsalmon
    ...or that damn funky looking Loeka looong "dress" jersey in dark teal color. Every time it comes up (FAR too often), it reminds going shopping with grandma at Macy's for a velour bath robe.

    Each time -without fail, I forget what site I am on! An actual pic would do my point even better service.
    are you talking about his beautiful piece:



    seriously, that was in the RSS after I read your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastale
    are you talking about his beautiful piece:

    [IMG]snip[/IMG]

    seriously, that was in the RSS after I read your post
    I don't know what's worse: That they are selling that, or some company thought it was a good idea to actually design and produce it.

    I see lots of failures in the production/distribution/marketing chain with that beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dragon
    Yeah, like everyone else here, when CL first showed up on the scene, I was watching them like a hawk because they had very good things for sale all the time. Now, it's just full face helmets, down hill bike shorts and funky looking women's clothing. CL sure went downhill all right. Yuk yuk yuk.
    You said it.

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    My all-time best chainlove score back in the beginning of 2008. It was a mistake on their website that they honored.

    Qty. 3
    Product Description
    Honey Stinger Bulk Gel - 12oz Tube - 12 Tubes per Box
    Each $3.25
    Total $9.75

    36 12oz. Honey Stinger gel bottles for $9.75

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    Quote Originally Posted by helexia23
    My all-time best chainlove score back in the beginning of 2008. It was a mistake on their website that they honored.

    Qty. 3
    Product Description
    Honey Stinger Bulk Gel - 12oz Tube - 12 Tubes per Box
    Each $3.25
    Total $9.75

    36 12oz. Honey Stinger gel bottles for $9.75
    Real stand up company for honoring the mistake in price

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    OMG!! You found the pic fastale! I gotta say, well, it speaks for itself.

    Maybe I'll get one XXL and make it my premiere riding smock just for the Sierra Buttes this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastale
    are you talking about his beautiful piece:



    seriously, that was in the RSS after I read your post

    I'm assuming you have the pic because you ordered one!!

    Come on confess!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    I'm assuming you have the pic because you ordered one!!

    Come on confess!!!!
    HA! it's true. only I don't wear it biking, just around the house.... with nothing underneath...
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    (I'm not so good with the smilies, is there one that vomits?)[/SIZE]

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    I just bought two pairs of Fox Ranger shorts for 25 bucks each. They should be here tomorrow, we'll see if they're any good or not. I was really happy with my last two pairs of Oakley riding shorts I got there. I don't think I've ever actually bought any componentry from them.
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    Maybe companies selling to Backcountry started to realize that when their product goes up on their ODAT sites the rest of their product line becomes instantly de-valued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodyknee
    Check this one out, you can monitor six sites (Chainlove is one of them) at once:

    http://www.gearscan.com/

    Here's another one that has more than just clothing

    http://www.mtbdeals.com/
    Another site for multi-1deal/day site monitoring:

    http://www.cleansnipe.com/

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    It seems like the same thing has kind of happened to all of backcountry's ODAT stores; it used to be that they'd have really good deals, stuff would sell out... kind of the point from a sales perspective: you don't have time to hesitate. Now the time limit almost always expires before anything is sold out, and the same item will be back in the coming days or week. The same fox shorts have been on chainlove more days than not for the last 2 weeks.

    It seems like a rehashing of the lesson from the outlet mall - "there's a reason this stuff is on closeout."

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    Not sure what the deal is with chainlove, I suddenly started getting tons of emails from them pushing their upcoming items. I swear I didn't sign up for messages from them. I was able to turn it off but irritating.

    And yes, tons of shirts and just undesireable stuff.

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    I too am getting those stupid emails. In fact, I get TWO of them every time, not sure why. Pretty annoying, they'll soon be going to my spam box much like the Hucknroll ones have. Speaking of Hucknroll, it's cool that they have high end stuff, but their prices are too damn high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    I too am getting those stupid emails. In fact, I get TWO of them every time, not sure why. Pretty annoying, they'll soon be going to my spam box much like the Hucknroll ones have. Speaking of Hucknroll, it's cool that they have high end stuff, but their prices are too damn high.
    That's interesting. I signed up to be on the email list some time ago and never received a thing in my email inbox or junkmail box

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