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So I am new to mountain biking. I have seen Volcan bikes around and like the look. I would just like to know a bit about this company.

 

- Who are they, is it a company from Switzerland and the bikes get imported?

- How long have they been on the market?

- What bike shops stock them?

 

I do not seem to get much info on the web. Not about older bikes from them. I would really like it if somebody share some light on this. :thumbup:

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sorry I can't be of more help, but it seems that giving too much information about the Volcan background can get their lawyers onto you.

 

Just look here and try de-cypher for yourself. I don't wanna say what I know/think to be true... I'd prefer to avoid law suits

 

https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/96590-volcan-topic-removed/page__p__1307038__hl__volcan__fromsearch__1#entry1307038

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Cool. Thanks for the heads up.

 

I don't want to upset them or damage the brand. I like them, but I would then rather e-mail them.

 

Thanks

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Volcan has taken Kevin Evans and Yoland Speedy to many a race victory and earned them a couple of SA titles along the way. If Volcan is good enough for the 2 top mtbers in SA, then they are good enough for everyone. Who cares if they are from Switzerland or from SA, they are still great bikes.

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Volcan has taken Kevin Evans and Yoland Speedy to many a race victory and earned them a couple of SA titles along the way. If Volcan is good enough for the 2 top mtbers in SA, then they are good enough for everyone. Who cares if they are from Switzerland or from SA, they are still great bikes.

 

Kevin Evans used a Raleigh for many many more of his victories, why not rather buy a Raleigh?

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Who cares if they are from Switzerland or from SA, they are still great bikes.

 

SA R100 notes are now printed in Switzerland :D

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Volcan has taken Kevin Evans and Yoland Speedy to many a race victory and earned them a couple of SA titles along the way. If Volcan is good enough for the 2 top mtbers in SA, then they are good enough for everyone. Who cares if they are from Switzerland or from SA, they are still great bikes.

I think a rider at this level will be able to win on any brands top spec bike. It's misleading for a beginner to think they need a certain brand because people are winning races on their bikes. You need to find a bike that suits the kind of riding you want to do, as well as fits your body. Before shelling out, try to go on a demo day and ride as many brands as you can.

 

Kevin Evans used a Raleigh for many many more of his victories, why not rather buy a Raleigh?

...And this is the proof that a great rider will be able to win on just about any old thing.

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...And this is the proof that a great rider will be able to win on just about any old thing.

 

Raleigh was made in the same factory as some very very expensive bikes.Nothing wrong with a Raleigh

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Don't worry about lawyers and what not, that thread was binned due to a former employee stirring.

 

The Volcan bike are good bikes and supported by an established distributor, http://www.emotioncycling.co.za/

Contact Dave/Stewart I think.

They should be able to help with a test ride or at least locating a dealer who has a test bike.

 

You like the look, now make sure you're comfortable riding the bike and it's a good fit for you and the riding you want to do. Specially since you're just starting out.

Best of luck there. :thumbup:

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I wonder if the Volcan legal team will be ringing up Admin to address the spelling mistake in the title of this thread. A new branding crisis raises it's ugly head.

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You can buy volcans of off buycycle, not sure about the normal price of volcans but all the other items on buycycle are competitively priced.

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I think a rider at this level will be able to win on any brands top spec bike. It's misleading for a beginner to think they need a certain brand because people are winning races on their bikes. You need to find a bike that suits the kind of riding you want to do, as well as fits your body. Before shelling out, try to go on a demo day and ride as many brands as you can.

 

 

...And this is the proof that a great rider will be able to win on just about any old thing.

 

Eugene never said that you need a certain brand, the original post asked about a particular brand. Eugene merely stated that if Volcan was good enough for 2 top riders, then they are good enough for everybody else.

 

Top riders will win on anything, but we all have a choice of which brand we like and if the author of this post wants a Volcan, he can buy one.

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