Same, Same, But Different

There's an old bike industry saying, "same, same, but different" and looks like it applies in the case of Volagi, a disc brake road bike company I posted about last week. Readers noticed and commented how the Volagis resembled other bike(s) and the Mercury News reports on how Specialized is suing them.

A factoid worth noting in the article is that they've sold 175 bikes indicating that "pent-up" demand for disc-brake road bikes isn't a strong as many think.

You'll find an expected "Specialized should leave them alone" tone to the various comment threads about this and I'd guess is less about the fact that the bikes look like their Cirrus, but that it's former employees.

Balls on them because the industry is very small and making enemies is not a good, long-term strategy.
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