i wasn’t gonna get involved in this. not because i don’t care, i truly do, but just because what Specialized are doing is so unarguably wrong that i figured everyone got it this time.
first Levi and his massively popular Grand Fondue, now this! has a secret Trek agent taken control at the head of Speccy’s marketing juggernaut?
anyway, seems that someone, somewhere deep in the bowels of the American company has realised the massive cock-up they have on their hands, and probably seen that if they’re not careful (though it may already be too late), this PR disaster will be taught in business classes for decades to come.
this is from the Cafe Roubaix Cycling Studio facebook page:
Folks, We can announce that your voices have been heard.
We are now back in discussions with the other party. We are aware of recent announcements by third parties within the industry. We thank you for your continued support. Also note, we are working on getting a pre-order sorted out for our popular shop jersey. Made by Santini. On our online sales – YOU are amazing people.
Needless to say, we will be sorting out orders for a while. Over the weekend, we have received over 3500 emails, hundreds of phone calls and messages, how many #s and @s? Tweets? Do numbers go that high? Our little studio is just barely 900 sqft and cycling fans, cyclists, Velomintus, industry leaders & big shots, pro riders, and icons have all made their voice heard. Thank you.
crankroubaixpunk says, power to the people folks, power to the people!