Plagiarism hits Giant Loop

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Biped, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    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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  2. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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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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  3. yondering

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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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    Chinese to English translation is hard.
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  6. Almost There

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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.
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  7. Biped

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    I thought the GL products were made in the USA.
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  8. yondering

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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.
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  9. liv2rydktms

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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!
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  10. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Do your homework.

    Giant Loop is US made.

    And a rip off is not innovation.
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  11. HH

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    Does not even look like the same quality. I'm sticking with GL.
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  12. brianjonesphoto

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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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  13. Almost There

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    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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  14. Almost There

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    Agreed. Buy from who you want to. Having two competeting products will drive the original to improve though.
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  15. what broke now

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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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  16. NWBoarder

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    Not cool man.

    If you look close, it looks like they might be doing some product testing. Is that a Giant Loop in the background.

    Pic is from their site.

    Interesting supermoto/ADV/wr250x.

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    I suspect some of the ratings and reviews for these products on nomadrider to be of dubious origin (or at least mistaken identity with the respondees believing they are reviewing GL bags....I'd be suprised if the knock-offs have been around long enough for so many reviews to have accumulated already).

    There is a discussion on this subject over on the vendors forum.

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  20. Apple Jam

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    I've was in on that discussion a couple of days ago.
    It was pretty well discussed, both sides of the issue,
    without getting too pissy, but I haven't checked back in yet since then.
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