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Re: Premier Tactical [Runless] [ In reply to ]
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I'm not sure how many different ways I can say this - but I will try one more time.

PremierBike will stand behind our products 100%. If there is an issue with the design, manufacture, packaging, workmanship or usability as advertised; we will stand behind our products. Our return, warranty and crash damage warranties are published on our website.

If, after review by our team there is any language implied or otherwise that does not conform to what I have stated above ... I will simply change the language to conform with it. I hope that is straight forward.

In 30 years of owning my own company and manufacturing 100's of million dollars of products - my business and/or myself have never had a liability claim. We have always taken care of our customers and will continue to do so.

But - thanks for asking.

The Tactical is manufactured in Taiwan - not China.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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I appreciate the response and thank you for correcting the country of manufacture. Although I don't know your business, I absolutely accept your commitment to your customers at face value. I don't think it's an unreasonable concern to be somewhat cautious when a new bike that ticks a lot of boxes, and comes with a bike box, at a very affordable price to ask the question "Where did they save the money?". Perhaps by mirroring many vetted design elements saves on RD and a direct to consumer model is the entirety of that answer.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Bryancd] [ In reply to ]
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Yes-those are two elements. Others include our lack of legacy systems, lack of Pro sponsorship, a very lean group, willingness to take less margin and my general idea that I don't take big mark- ups on components I did not enhance: Shimano, Power meter, tires, wheels, seat.

I also know that I don't need to build in a large contribution margin for defective product because we are working with the highest quality materials and manufacturers.

We are hoping to be the best overall value to athletes.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Bryancd] [ In reply to ]
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I think what a lot of you might not know is Dan has been manufacturing in Asia for a very long time. Relationships, boots on the ground, all the infrastructure he needs, was already in place when he started Premier. I'm guessing his past business relationships and experience have transferred quite nicely for him in this endeavor and allow him pricing other small start-ups might not enjoy. He's chosen to pass those savings on to his customers. Nice. That experience also allows him to avoid many of the pitfalls that another new company might fall into raising their overall development cost.

Dan comes across as a really nice guy. You know what? He's actually that nice in person. He really is. Don't let that fool you though. I think Dan is a shark when it comes to business. He's just a shark that honestly cares about his customers.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Jim@EROsports] [ In reply to ]
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I wish this existed when I bought my bike last year, and I wish I had the foresight to know how much I would ultimately spend on bike upgrades and enhancements. I bought an IA16, which I totally love. Then I bought Omega X brakes. Then I bought a power meter. Then I bought carbon 60/90 wheels. Then I bought a carbon cockpit. Then I bought a bunch of drivetrain enhancements to get to mechanical Ultegra. I have a crapton more invested than $5,500. My bike is probably very fast as it is configured, but it is not Di2, and I do not have the cool draft box. And, I do not have a travel case.

The only things I do not totally dig are the extensions (I found that I like ski bend extensions) and the power meter. But, those are solveable.
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Re: Premier Tactical [Jim@EROsports] [ In reply to ]
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Not to mention it's allowed him to access the better factories that other smaller niche brands aren't able to use on day 1.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Runless] [ In reply to ]
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yep - that was the specific area i was referring to.

thanks for the pick-up

and thanks for prompt response
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Re: Premier Tactical [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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I'll do the graphic design. Gladly.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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Are the extensions replaceable with other after market available extensions?

Thank you.
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Re: Premier Tactical [wetswimmer99] [ In reply to ]
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Wetswimmer99 - I believe there is a set of both - J bends and Ski-bends - that will work interchangeably with our system. I have ordered a set to try them on and will report back.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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I looked around on the website but couldn't find anything. What crank arm length does the medium come with? How about the large? Thanks.

Matt
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Re: Premier Tactical [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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I've been in UK this week and just got wifi. So sorry for late reply- 52/36 with 165 on small and medium with 170 on large.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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Off topic, where are you in the UK and how long? If you are anywhere around Oxford drop me a PM, would be great to meet up for a ride or to check out the bike in person.

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Re: Premier Tactical [@BW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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We are in Ludlow. Bike sponsor for Storm the Castle.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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165 on the small and medium with 170 on the large. I can swap those out if you would prefer something else that Shimano has in the 52/36.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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dkennison wrote:
We are in Ludlow. Bike sponsor for Storm the Castle.

Do you have a UK distributor who handles warranty stuff?
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Re: Premier Tactical [Hoffmeister] [ In reply to ]
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Not yet..,I'm just starting to have discussions with a few potential partners.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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The worldwide debut of PremierBikes Tactical took place today under the unusually sunny sky's of Ludlow UK.

There were 400 registered participants - for what is know as one of the most tortuous events around. Set at the Ludlow Castle this run, bike, run is either up or down all day long. Not a flat in site on the runs and a cross between long flats and crazy climbs on the bike.

For 2/3rds of the bike leg PremierBikes Tactical was in first place powered by Gary Walters a local favorite (who also owns the local brewery) so not sure if he is a favorite for his riding or his fantastic local brew :-)

At the 2/3's point on the bike leg and "on the rivet" he accidentally hit a pot hole and we suffered a flat. The competition was too much for the result we had hoped for - but it was a fantastic debut for the Tactical out pacing every other bike for most of the race.

What a race and what a venue.

If your in Lodlow in the spring you just have to do this race....what a great day.

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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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dkennison wrote:
The worldwide debut of PremierBikes Tactical took place today under the unusually sunny sky's of Ludlow UK.

Congrats !

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Re: Premier Tactical [georged] [ In reply to ]
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PremierBike - Tactical - Paint and decal contest.

If you would like to participate please send me a PM or email me dan.premierbike@gmail.com

We will award $300 to the person that comes up with the best paint and decal design. I will narrow the selection down to 3 designs and then ask Slowtwitch users that would like to vote - make the final decision.

There are some areas on the bike that are difficult to match paint on - so I will indicate that to the individuals that want to participate. We will leave it open for 3 weeks.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Bryancd] [ In reply to ]
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Perhaps by mirroring many vetted design elements saves on RD and a direct to consumer model is the entirety of that answer.


Bryan,

Just extending what Dan said above - the bike business is one that is both quite complicated but really rather simple and straight-forward all at the same time. The trick to success is figuring out efficiency's in your whole system, and then settling in for the long haul, being consistent, and focused on the customer(s).

The newer direct-to-consumer operations, have it a bit easier in that they have eliminated, one key customer, and perhaps your hardest sell - Retail Buyers! I love these folks, but working for several different brands in the business, this B2B selling game, is something that consumers never see - it can be MASSIVELY time and resource consuming! Take that away - and now you can focus only on the consumer for both sales and customer service (there can be problems here too), but the process is now more linear.


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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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"If, after review by our team there is any language implied or otherwise that does not conform to what I have stated above ... I will simply change the language to conform with it. I hope that is straight forward. "

Love it! So rare to hear people talk like that. You are my new heart throb.
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Re: Premier Tactical [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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Are these shipping yet? I'd love to hear a review of these. Anxiously awaiting the aero shootout also.


--Chris
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Re: Premier Tactical [chriselam] [ In reply to ]
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Very soon - I have two bike I brought back from Taiwan Bike Show that are being delivered next week. We have had one bike in a race (Storm the Castle - Ludlow UK race report above) and a ride review by Ian Murray from the velodrome testing.

I have had our original prototype that I have thrashed as much as possible for about 8 months. :-) I like it and it rides great :-) how is that for an unbiased report.

The bikes are all assembled and bike cases are complete at our assembler just waiting for our plastic parts supplier to deliver - any day now. (front brake cover, rear storage w/lid and BB cover). Then in the container for shipment to us in Chicago area.

I'm also looking forward to the bike shoot out results to be published. The guys did a lot of hard work and the testing was well done.

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Re: Premier Tactical [Fleck] [ In reply to ]
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Fleck wrote:
Perhaps by mirroring many vetted design elements saves on RD and a direct to consumer model is the entirety of that answer.


Bryan,

Just extending what Dan said above - the bike business is one that is both quite complicated but really rather simple and straight-forward all at the same time. The trick to success is figuring out efficiency's in your whole system, and then settling in for the long haul, being consistent, and focused on the customer(s).

The newer direct-to-consumer operations, have it a bit easier in that they have eliminated, one key customer, and perhaps your hardest sell - Retail Buyers! I love these folks, but working for several different brands in the business, this B2B selling game, is something that consumers never see - it can be MASSIVELY time and resource consuming! Take that away - and now you can focus only on the consumer for both sales and customer service (there can be problems here too), but the process is now more linear.

For sure, Steve, I know other triathlon brands are heading in the same direction.

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