Santa Cruz Boycott/Disposal- Send a Message To Our Dutch Overlords!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cyclotourist, Feb 12, 2020 at 9:31 AM.



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  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    As we know, actions speak louder than words! In order to send a message to Santa Cruz Bicycle Corporation (owned fully by Europeans!), I propose a culling of the Santa Cruz branded bicycles on IMTB.

    Like many of you, I am a busy individual, but I will take on the task of spearheading this plan. What I'm thinking would go something like this:

    Contact me here or via private internet messaging. I will arrange to transport your Santa Cruz branded bicycle (see below) to an undisclosed facility*. The bicycle will then be photographed, with a big strike-through symbol digitally drawn over it. This will then be spread across the internet via multiple social media platforms.

    I specifically would like to send a message with the following bikes (I think it will really hit them where it hurts)!

    • 2019-20 Santa Cruz Blur C S or better, size large, (TR build preferred)
    • 2018-19 Santa Cruz Hightower (not white) C S or better, size large
    • 2019-20 Santa Cruz Highball C S or better, size large
    • 2019-20 Santa Cruz Sigmata CC, Force AXS, size large (possibly Rival, but really?)
    Why size large you ask? Frankly, they will photograph better and the strike-through symbol will be powerful.

    Please, no damaged, scratched, muddy, or obviously abused bicycles. The point is to show SC that we don’t value or use their bikes.

    As we know, the whims of the internet are fickle, and the backlash against Santa Cruz will fade quickly. Therefore, speed is of the essence in this manner. Please contact me quickly to arrange transportation and appropriate disposal of these bikes!


    *Bicycles will not be returned, but disposed of in an appropriate manner.
     
  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    LOL...how enterprising of you! :sneaky:
     
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Time for action!!! Stand up, sheeples!!!
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    And when David is through with them, I will come pick them up and “dispose of them”. :whistling:;)
     
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    In solidarity!

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  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Free drop off service in Alhambra. Once my van is full I will take the bikes out to @Cyclotourist for proper disposal.
    I believe there is a carbon recycling center in Moab,UT...
    :thumbsup:
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    :Roflmao:laugh:

    There is likely going to be high numbers of SC bikes turned in. You might need my help handling them all.
     
  8. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Ummmm, the obvious answer is xxl frames are bigger, so will send a bigger message....

    Strike fear in their hearts by dropping them off in Monrovia, where they will be efficiently dealt with..
     
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You don't want mine... They are both horribly scratched. I better hang onto them and save you the embarrassment. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    You ought to consider reconstructive facial surgery so that they won't recognize you when they see you rolling.
     
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  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I appreciate the way you all are stepping up. Some people would just stand by and do nothing.

    First they came for my Specialized, and I said nothing...
     
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  12. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    From my cold, dead, hands!
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Megatower?
    Look people, grow up a little. Every excuse you can think of as to why you hate e-bikes was used about you and your full suspension bike.

    Oh how funny. I wrote the above without thoroughly reading the original post. Good one! :D I'm still pissed that Santa Cruz betrayed the purist ideology that we all thought was embedded in the company culture. But I will have to move past it. Yeti and Ibis will soon follow suit. Will the motor cycles ruin trails and trail access near me? I don't know. I will move to another state or country if it does.

    PS: Glad you didn't ask for any XXL bikes. You wouldn't want mine, it's not broken in yet.
     
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  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Keep it focused on size large, there aren't enough XXLs out there to make a difference! Let's make this happen, people!!!
     
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  15. fos'l

    fos'l Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Glad mine is immune; who wants a 15 yo Al bike?
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    So, we’re doing this right? Uh right? I got mine loaded up, I already washed it.:geek:

    wait...:confused:
    I read this whole thread...:(
    We’re really not doing this.:unsure:

    If you want, you can bring them to my house. I have a backhoe that goes 12 feet deep...:coffee:
     
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  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I'd start packing for the move now, if I were you.
     
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  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Rob Roskopp estimates that in five years, 50% of the offerings at Santa Cruz bikes will be motorized.
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Thank you for your submission, unfortunately at this time, our quota of white Hightowers has been met.
    A nice mango colored one would be acceptable.
     
  20. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I've told you before that if I die on the trail to dig a big enough hole to lay me and my bike to rest together...o_O
     
  21. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Yeah who the heck would want to ride one of those ugly ass things...:gag:
     
  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Welll... ummmm,... I happen to like Mango Margaritas, sooooo....
     
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  23. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Hhmm...go ahead and did the trench, I have something to toss in there. But it'll have to be covered asap, ok? And maybe after dark....how close are the neighbors?
     
  24. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I know this mineshaft, just outside Trona, goes down a loooooooong way. Soft landing for the bikes on top of the dead hookers and unlucky hitchhikers...:eek:
     
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  25. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy
    I love the fact that I get to keep my bike for now!
     
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