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Old 11-15-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Plagiarism hits Giant Loop

Looks like someone has decided to knock-off Giant Loop products. Lets hope they see the error of their ways. http://nomadrider.com/
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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I'd bet money that's a chinese outfit based on the copy and all the other shit that looks reverse engineered. "Contact Us" mysteriously has no contact info.

Their logo is a rip off of Star Motorcycles, AFAICT.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Wow, those do look really similar to the Giant Loop bags. I don't suppose they are GL products that are just rebadged? Sure looks like they're just copying them and selling for less though. That sucks.

From their website: "However, at Nomad Rider we have hand selected some of our favorite necessary adventure products to bring to you directly from the manufactures! If you are looking for a specific product but don't see it on our website, please give us a quick email and we will try and locate it for you. We have access to thousands of other motorcycle products, direct from the factories, saving you hundreds of $$. "
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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From their website: "However, at Nomad Rider we have hand selected some of our favorite necessary adventure products to bring to you directly from the manufactures! If you are looking for a specific product but don't see it on our website, please give us a quick email and we will try and locate it for you. We have access to thousands of other motorcycle products, direct from the factories, saving you hundreds of $$. "
Chinese to English translation is hard.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:20 PM   #6
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***EDIT-Didn't realise that GL was US made so the below isn't accurate. Didn't want to mislead anybody.***


Probably made at the same factory by the same children. I see it every day in my business.

Sucks but a little competition keeps innovation alive.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #7
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Probably made at the same factory by the same children.
I thought the GL products were made in the USA.
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Probably made at the same factory by the same children. I see it every day in my business.

Sucks but a little competition keeps innovation alive.
Are you familiar with Giant Loop? I thought their bags are made in the US. It says so on their site. They are based in Bend, OR. and owned by a member here.

There's a difference between "competition" and copyright or patent infringement.
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Probably made at the same factory by the same children. I see it every day in my business.

Sucks but a little competition keeps innovation alive.
We don't have to buy it though! Remember the old buy made in the USA products we do have a choice as consumers to not sell our industries to other countries!
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:42 PM   #10
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Probably made at the same factory by the same children. I see it every day in my business.

Sucks but a little competition keeps innovation alive.
Do your homework.

Giant Loop is US made.

And a rip off is not innovation.
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Does not even look like the same quality. I'm sticking with GL.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:55 PM   #12
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Looks like the group behind this ripoff is USA Motortoys LLC which can be contacted here
PITSTER PRO/ GPX MOTO/ USA MOTORTOYS LLC

25 N 1400 W Unit A
Lindon, Utah 84042 USA
Phone 801-796-7416
Fax 801-796-7421
contact@pitsterpro.com

Since they are a US based outfit maybe Dave and but the screws to them a little.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #13
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Are you familiar with Giant Loop? I thought their bags are made in the US. It says so on their site. They are based in Bend, OR. and owned by a member here.

There's a difference between "competition" and copyright or patent infringement.
I'm not familiar with Giant Loop or where they are made. I assumed it was China since everything is made there.

I am familiar with sourcing products in China though and it is standard procedure for a vendor to sell to a name brand then turn around and sell the same thing to another customer under another name. Very frustrating but I see it every day. Patents mean nothing to them. The mighty dollar rules.

Either way I don't think having competition is a bad thing. The knock off was probably just reverse engineered and sold for half the cost.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:23 PM   #14
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We don't have to buy it though! Remember the old buy made in the USA products we do have a choice as consumers to not sell our industries to other countries!
Agreed. Buy from who you want to. Having two competeting products will drive the original to improve though.
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Many of the techniques that create competition:eg. cheating, copying, lowballing, theft, and misrepresentation, however are bad.
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