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Interesting thread on twitter about who makes some of your favorite cycling brands (and what else they supply)...

https://twitter.com/Naparstek/status/966155919494086656

 

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Canyon48 [1055 posts] 7 months ago
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Hardly surprising.

Lots of companies are owned by much larger companies (who own lots of other companies). Those larger companies are often registered in tax havens aswell.

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Leviathan [3057 posts] 7 months ago
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This guy was an arms dealer. Made his bank selling weapons to the bad guys... and the good. Let me learn you something big. It's all a machine, partner. Live free, don't join.

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fukawitribe [2545 posts] 7 months ago
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Amen DJ...

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fenix [1054 posts] 7 months ago
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No more Giro helmets for me.

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davel [2505 posts] 7 months ago
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Ouch, I've got some peachy Giro shoes.

But the circle I'm having trouble squaring is how two of the biggest helmet brands, which will have been formed out of good intentions and peace and goodwill to all cyclists and protecting the cyclists' precious heads and for the freedom of the cyclists and evidence and love and everything...

are owned by a parent company that is so misanthropic that it funds the NRA bigly and files its financial reports with comments bemoaning changing appetites for its products.

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dottigirl [819 posts] 7 months ago
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No more Bolle glasses for me.

Never liked my Giro helmet anyway.

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DrG82 [244 posts] 7 months ago
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This company isn't alone, check out the parent company behind Black Diamond equipment (originally proper hippie climber types) and POC equipment, you guessed it, a major bullet manufacturer.