Thieves Hit Shimano - World Championships Vallnord 2015

Sep 5, 2015 at 6:15
by Mike Levy  
World Champs 2015. Shimano truck broken into. Photo Matt Delorme

Thieves Hit Shimano

Some sour news from Andorra this morning, with word coming through that the Shimano big rig was broken into last night while everyone slept. No details yet as to how the criminals gained access, but the catalog of parts stolen is long enough to build up dozens of dream machines: twenty Di2 drivetrains, an unnamed number of Saint and mechanical XTR groups, and multiple sets of Shimano wheels. There were also nine complete bikes snatched, seven of which were Scott Spark demo bikes that had been built up with Di2 drivetrains.

Shimano will no doubt have the serial numbers for all of the parts and bikes taken, but the latter will surely be more difficult to track down than complete bikes. Anyone with information on the theft is being asked to contact either Shimano Europe or the police in Vallnord, Andorra (+376-838-430). We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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  • 713 10
 damn you sram!
  • 267 6
 Word is they left all the boost-equipped bikes alone...
  • 37 17
 West coast vs. east-ish coast.... damn you Suge Knight, stop it! We don't need another war!
  • 7 21
flag DaveJube (Sep 5, 2015 at 14:30) (Below Threshold)
 beat me to it.....hahahaha
  • 49 2
 "Thieves hit Shimano"

followed immediately by...

"Juicy bits from the XC pits"

....quick, check the PB crew pockets.
  • 23 1
 Didn't the same happen to Fox a few years back? They had their inverted prototype stolen or something like that too... Industrial espionage much!!?? The bulk stock stolen would surely just be a distraction to cover up the true intent of obtaining pre-production and prototype gear for analysis :-P Or maybe Sram just want to find out how to make a decent brake haha
Naughty SRAM!
  • 10 1
 Inside job.
  • 3 0
 happens a lot...seems more common on the road circuit
  • 3 0
 @ctd07 It effectively did happen to Fox in Mont Sainte-Anne in 2011 just before the World Cup race there.
  • 242 10
 As bad as it is, at least it wasn't privately owned bikes or parts. Im sure shimano are well insured for such circumstances, and ultimately I doubt anyone will suffer lack of riding because of it, though its still a pisstake. Id just have felt worse if 10 privateer rigs or a grassroots company had been hit.
  • 96 41
 You know, the "I'm sure the giant corporation has insurance" line doesn't make anyone feel better in these circumstances. Insurance isn't going to make the Shimano Tech reps who are responsible for that rig not feel responsible and violated. Those guys spend so much time in those rigs it's like their home, when your home is ransacked you're gutted. Also they are there for race support which means if an athlete needs new equipment, which happens all the time, they likely don't have it now. Have a bit of empathy.
  • 65 8
 Dgwest i think you've missed inked-up-metalhead's point! It's bad news yes, but at least it's not a personal financial loss or someone's bike they've spent ages saving up for, that's what he means. Theft of anything is bad news obviously, I'm well aware of that, but because Shimano are a huge company it's a mere fly in the ointment to them, not nearly as bad as it could have been had the theives targeted a smaller team or something. That being said I hope they're caught! Keep an eye out on pinkbike for suspiciously cheap shimano bits!
  • 19 13
 No i get his point and he's right. My point is there is still personal loss involved. The insurance and better security comment just bummed me out when this happened to me. I hope they catch the thieves too, my thief was dumb enough to turn around and try to sell the stuff on Pinkbike! Thieves are idiots!
  • 48 50
 I'm sure these thieves were socially responsible Robin Hood types, living the moral straight and narrow. I'm sure they've never stolen, or will ever steal from, anyone unless they are insured. These comments are just dumb, is everyone over there a socialist? Thievery is thievery, they're all scumbags, period. Insured or not, someone somewhere has to bear the cost of this, which guess what, ultimately gets passed on to us.
  • 8 1
 That's exactly the point man @dgwest! :- you're not the biggest company in the biz and it sounds like it was your personal prop that got stolen. This was an awful thing to have happened and we all feel for the guys in that rig, no doubt about it. All that inked-up is saying is it could have been a lot worse. Let's all just hope they are daft and get caught with all that gear before its moved on.
  • 4 1
 I agree, I had three bikes stolen this past week. Total loss of about 8500 USD. I'm pretty much done with the sport, I can't afford it.
  • 17 2
 Absolutely tragic dude, don't give up. Somebody hold my beer, here goes: Lately I've been realising how much I don't need shit like Kashima (just service your bloody forks), 'tubeless' anything, fluro and/ or plastic bikes and even suspension! Gears I'm not sure..seems like everytime they add a cog it's better but this time is different...1x10 is definitely enough. More isn't always better, bikes are for riding not instagramming. Build yourself a cheap shredder, maybe you'll find a brilliance born of necessity.
  • 2 0
 @ThomDawson Actually my rig was owned by one of the biggest companies in the biz.
  • 3 3
 Hard to say if Shimano would insure themselves against small theft like this. Large companies generally don't for theft and just put the similar amount of money that they'd pay in premiums aside in case, that way they don't lose if they don't get robbed. What does happen though is that Shimano will recover the cost by charging honest customers more!
  • 2 0
 @dgwest Fair enough dude, sorry for making assumption. Glad to hear you recovered most of the gear, let's hope the same happens in this case.
  • 4 2
 Thieves suck. I note Shimano's bike components business is on track to generate $2.74 billion in revenues and $719 million in operating income for this year. I don't think there is a bigger company in the bike business. This massive theft is a bummer for their race sponsorship crew, for sure, but I believe Shimano as a company does not pull its weight when it comes to supporting races, bike advocacy, and similar user-oriented things. I'm not knocking what they do -- it's great -- I just think they should do even more, because they can afford it like nobody else.
  • 12 1
 Let's build @robanderson79 a Pinkbike. I have some SLX brakes to donate. Don't quit riding because some a*shole thieves took your bikes.
  • 6 0
 This idea is brilliant, we all sit on parts of some kind, @pinkbike lets stick together and helo each other out!

And it allways sucks when anybody gets f*cked over!
  • 1 0
 Got me thinking that maybe there's some prototype black box (Sram word I know), factory sponsored only gear amongst the 'regular' gear that was stolen. I'm sure Shimano will just write the loss off as some business/promotional related costs and expenses? Yeah I've had bikes and parts stolen too...
  • 1 0
 Shimano, the same as any company, will almost certainly have trade stock insurance, whether or not they claim is up to them, but being they know what exactly has been stolen means they will have a stock itinerary so they can make a claim if necessary. It would be a local claim too by Shimano in that country, not one made by Shimano Japan
  • 3 0
 @metalhead wrong mate. they were about to bleed my brakes and got all tools stolen. jamie at polygon helped me with a smile though!!! cheers jamie
  • 1 0
 @ThomDawson: Why "tubeless anything"? Ghetto tubeless is pretty much on par in price with having to buy tubes and less flats = more fun.
  • 1 0
 I've got some mavic hubs!
  • 1 0
 @Pedro404 yeah you're right dude - sorry that's what I meant - don't pay over the odds for tubeless specific stuff when gorilla tape and some old valves will do the job just fine! But also if your current tyres/ rims won't tubeless well just run tubes and pack a spare, they still work fine too!
  • 1 0
 Just run a 2-ply tyre in the rear...
  • 2 0
 What exactly do you all think the 20 sets of Di2 was on that truck for? All the big teams like BMC and Trek? Nope they have their own spares. It's there for the small guys that break something that weekend and it saves them from a DNS. So yeah Shimano is a big company but in the end this is only hurting the little guys.
  • 113 0
 Basically anyone you see riding Di2 on a mountain bike is the culprit!
  • 69 4
 In this day and age of 4K resolution cameras which you can Velcro to yourself whilst chucking down the trails....why the flying heck does nobody have high definition security cameras running at all times, especially while everyone is asleep???!!!
  • 20 1
 no one has high res security cameras because of the size of the files as even 720p video will eat up a lot of storage space in a short amount of time and because people aren't willing to splash out on more hard drives to store better footage they are stuck with VGA video or even lower, while you can still see a fair bit, it doesn't help if the camera is a distance away as you don't have the pixels to zoom in digitally and it starts to look like a NES game.
  • 93 1
 A camera doesn't help if the thief wears a high tech, 1080 knit balaclava.....
  • 4 2
 Ok, any camera will do. Better than nothing. Or a hungry pitbull!
  • 25 1
 You clearly haven't watched CSI Miami. YEEAAAHHHHHHHH.
  • 8 1
 @ashjay, motion-activated cameras. You can also set them to send an alert to your smartphone. You can also view all cameras simultaneously through your smartphone from wherever you are. And even if a thief is wearing a balaclava, an alert will be sent to you that the camera has been activated, send the cops, or go home and bust a cap in his ass.
  • 2 3
 I would think their insurance company would require them to have some sort of human security when an area is loaded with so much merchandise. How hard is it to pay a few security guards?
  • 6 0
 I worked at a few places where the the thieves stole the camera.
  • 2 9
flag XCMark (Sep 5, 2015 at 14:07) (Below Threshold)

Why hire a few guards when you can leave your items unattended, so when the merchandise is stolen the insurance and the tax deduction will pay for the items that would have otherwise been used, or stored, and not payed for. Shimano is going to get a big check for this, a check they would otherwise not receive had the merchandise stayed put.
  • 2 0
 Or bears on sharks with dogs and honey badgers that spit wasps!! they're worse than bees, they're assholes just because its a monday
  • 1 0
 My vote is for the pitbull ????
  • 1 0
 There was security at the premises.
  • 53 6
 Dogs, race organisers need guard dogs. We have Hensley at the BDS. Wishing said scum bags are apprehended and all kit is returned.
  • 126 3
 Or geese... angry fuckers they are... I wouldn't run through a flock of geese for what they took.
  • 64 3
 Or sharks with fricken laser beams attached to their heads!
  • 28 3
 bears with lasers, attached to sharks with lasers, attached to dogs with machineguns and a flock of geese around them.
  • 16 2
 or dogs with bees and when the bark bees come out of there mouths and the bees attack you
  • 32 0
 On a note from a massive nerd, geese have been used to guard sites since the Roman empire. They can't be bribed with food and will hiss at damn near anything.
  • 11 0
 Brendog is sponsored by shimano.Do your research before saying that they dont have something...
  • 15 1
 I think just one honey badger would do. No one messes with Honey badgers.
  • 4 1
 Bears with chainsaw paws and their cubs right next to them.
  • 45 2
 Norb also got robbed#!!!
  • 30 6
 Thieving is so stupid! Just get off your lazy butt and get a job and earn something if you want it! Hope you guys find it all, and the crooks get brought to justice! >Frown
  • 12 3
 That is no where near as fun. It also requires using your brain which most thieves do not have.
  • 8 1
 Why would they work a 9 to 5 when they can just do this?
  • 16 6
 No idiot just comes to the place, steals stuff and runs away with it. Thieving is a hard and risky job and if you want to be successful it requires practice, good planning and ability to react spontaneously according to changing situation. Just like any other job, banking for instance.
  • 10 0
 Banking pays better and if you get caught you just pay a fine. Higher barriers to entry though - need a nice collection of ties.
  • 2 1
 FR banking is theft. Well technically it's fraud. But totally agree that you need brains to be a thief, well, to be a thief and maintain your freedom.
  • 29 4
 Unrelated anyone want to buy a Scott spark
  • 23 3
  • 21 6
 I have emailed lots of companies saying I would guard their trucks at races like this. There are lots of people like me available that have guarded/protected numerous VIPS, that would guard these vehicles for just the cost of being brought to the races, this isnt the first time one of these trucks has been broken into at a race like this, and it wont be the last. Shimano has the money to hire real security, and while bike thieves suck, I don't feel sorry for Shimano. If it was Wyn Masters or a privateer who got his stuff stolen while he was at the pub, i'd feel differently, but not for Shimano, nor Sram, nor Fox....
  • 9 37
flag SlodownU (Sep 5, 2015 at 10:00) (Below Threshold)
 Your a dipshit. With an attitude like that, you definitely don't sound like any type of pro, I would let you guard a brick shithouse.
  • 14 1
 You would?
  • 1 17
flag SlodownU (Sep 5, 2015 at 10:26) (Below Threshold)
 I sure would. You can't give away what's in the ole' shithouse.
  • 8 14
flag gnarbar (Sep 5, 2015 at 11:19) (Below Threshold)
 to the OP...totally. I'm shocked that a semi trailer with a significant amount of valuable product was left unattended with basically a huge "steal me" sign on the side. it always amazes me that people in the MTB industry are so naive, simple, or unworldly that they would wander off to get drunk/stoned without a care in the world. have MTB industry people only just left mommas teat? oh yeah they just hire industry bros that don't have worldly skills or knowledge but hey they can drink, rip a bong and drink weak beer like a legend. right on, brah! ooh look, someone just stole all my sh1t....
  • 24 2

"Your a dipshit"

Anytime anyone uses that, it makes you look like a dipshit. The proper insult is "you're a dipshit"
  • 3 0
 Dude stuff gets stolen even if you take precautions. Thats life. As if you have any clue what happened anyway. You sound like a jackass though alluding to shimano mechanics and engineers off ripping bong loads while the "steal me" sign is hung. STFU
  • 16 0
 Thank god they didn't steal any of redbulls broadcasting equipment. I would be sitting in a bathtub full of tears and empty wine bottles.
  • 18 2
 I knew they were in a bad neighborhood. Look at all the bullet holes behind Gwin.
  • 6 5
 Welcome to spain baby
  • 21 5
 Looks like an Inside Job?
  • 33 3
 It's an Italian Job in Andorra
  • 20 1
 They took a French line to get out quickly
  • 1 0
  • 3 0
 Jason Bourne's prints were found on the breaker box. I needed a Level 5 SCI clearance to figure that out.
  • 16 1
 You don't just drive away with that much stuff without a bunch of preparation. Someone had some inside help.
  • 9 0
 And a pretty big crew.
  • 14 2
 $250,000+ worth of kit in their rig and they did not think to pay someone a bit extra to sleep in the thing overnight so it could be barred from the inside?! Poor drills lead to poor outcomes.
  • 3 0
 Seriously... That is absurd... To me that is like leaving my bikes out near the main road that I live on and then being upset/confused when they get stolen... Wtf did they expect?
  • 4 0
 FYI the site was guarded. The site is up on top of a mountain and the pits is a circle. This makes it extremely easy to guard, yet they obviously failed. These guys who've broken into the site (without any signs of burglary) were pros and knew where, when and how to get it.
  • 1 1
 I did not comment about the site, although that might be an interesting insurance discussion between Shimano and the race organisers. The evidence suggests that is was not guarded otherwise the story line would have read: "Thieves thwarted and arrested for attempting to steal from Shimano truck".

Oh and I know you are using English as aseond language so well done you but thieves are not "pros"; professional means that one is paid to hold a vocation, requiring skills and qualifications, that contributes. Theives are scum who take from society and should never be referred to as "pro". In this case we can state that they were clearly better prepared and equipped than the inadequate security 'presence' provided by the organisers.
  • 1 0
 @amrskipro haha, second you on that pro part.
  • 14 1
 We still hang bike thieves in Montana.
  • 2 0
 Spot on that one or shot..
  • 3 0
 Montana: where recycling bottles means placing them on a fence rail and shooting them!! ;-) GO Montana!
  • 12 3
 F@!ken scum!!! hopefully they can track em down and put them behind a different set of bars!!!
  • 12 2
 It was Peter Sagan getting revenge.
  • 6 0
 Here is the takeaway folks: Run immediately to your bike and give it a big hug. Then pull out your phone and take a nice hi-res set of pics, both sides, front and rear. Here in the US homeowner or auto insurance will usually cover bike theft. Renters insurace averages around $100 a year and covers bikes. Make sure your insurance company knows you have a nice bike and confirm it is covered. If it isn't get a new insurance company. Here in Santa Cruz bike theft is a cottage industry and thieves will follow your car in their van if you have a nice bike on your rack, just waiting for their chance. The best locks and cables won't stop them, either. Recently theives dropped a couple guys off in my neighborhood at 5 a.m. Saturday who worked door to door, porch to porch, garage to garage. They rode the best of the bunch away and dumped the others in the bushes for later pickup. Also have heard stories of thieves taking the bus into town with a large backpack and back out a night filled with dropper posts, saddles and carbon bits that are rarely locked down. And yeah, local bike companies and shops get cleaned out with surprising regularity. None of this is in the papers because nobody wants to advertise or give others ideas. Sad.
  • 4 0
 Well, daughter's white Santa Cruz Blur TRC just stolen less than an hour ago. Locked on car rack in parking lot of local bike shop on major street by university in broad daylight. No shit. And yes, expecting either car or renters insurance to cover ... but trip to Downieville in three weeks at risk. Good photo of the pond scum caught in the act, tho.
  • 2 0
 Huge props to the guy in fourth-floor appartment across the street from the bike shop who got a great pic of the guy cutting the lock. Daughter spent some time reviewing local PD mugshots online and found a match. Emailed PD. Have been told arrest warrant will be issued. Doubtful that bike will be recovered, but you never know. Also learned that a local neighbor group in Santa Cruz is planning a bike bait program. Stay positive, pay it forward and ride on folks.
  • 1 0
 That scumbag's pic is blowing up social media.
  • 2 0
 Bike bait program worked really well here in Whistler last summer. Caught four guys with a van load of bikes. They were targetting lock ups during the peak of summer.
  • 9 4
 I really hate bike thieves they're just to freaking lazy to buy there own kit so they have to rip off, shops, personal bikes, and even this kinda stuff. Stealing Is quite honestly the scummiest thing people can do with there time and it really pisses me off.
  • 6 2
 The person who down voted this is the thief
  • 10 6
 This really leaves a sour taste. It's hard to compare with individual riders who have been victims of theft but nonetheless, the sheer quantity of equipedment taken is staggering. What makes it worse is that it was the top end stuff that was taken - one can't help but think this was someone who knows there stuff! It makes it so much worse if it was one of our mtb enthusiast friends... Let's be thankful that noones race bikes were taken though. I sure hope Shimano can find all of their missing goods
  • 13 0
 Do you think they have a lot of Alivio and Deore components at the World Cup? But I agree whether its one amateur racers pride and joy or big bike co's demo fleet the theft of a bike makes me sad.
  • 1 4
 I did think that... But if they are showing off their ranges, it's more than likely that they'll have a few from different price ranges. I could understand if it was just for spare parts for their riders but I think they would have had some lower ranges too.
  • 12 5
 Now selling Di2 drivetrains for the low, low... Hit me up!!!
  • 4 0
 grow or deal weed if you want easier money and dont want to harm any one, stealing is totally wrong even if it takes balls to do it, you will always get what you give so shit will come back
  • 6 6
 That's a dumbass comment saying that weed doesn't harm anyone. And if you have been smoking weed then that comment is a prime example of how stupid and fucked in the head it makes you.
  • 3 0
 I am amazed we do not have more bike theft than we do. How many young people in this world that actually want to do this sport could afford one of these high end bikes? I have to work overtime just to buy used stuff of PB. I dont think its ok to steel. I also dont think a DH bike should coast more than a new motercycle.
  • 4 2
 damn that sucks, but due to the nature of bike parts who ever done knew what they were going after, they probably even scouted the truck, so ebay may have a load of cheap XTR and saint.
  • 1 0
 Ugh. I tried to insure my bikes. $9 per $100 of value.

Until we start treating bike theft like the crime it is and start tracking bikes properly as owners and policing this scourge it'll remain rampant and insurance costs will remain our of reach.
  • 1 0
 In northern Italy there's been a sh*tload of burgrlaries at importers and big stores. Most of the stuff finds its way rather rapidly to eastern EU and then sold on forums, flabby, etc.
Sad but true.
Guess Shimano can shoulder or are covered for the loss, but still the incident sure leaves an unpleasant stink at such an event
  • 2 1
 I hate thievery and despise anyone who chooses to steal instead of earn in any manner. Having said that, I also highly value situational awareness and I always question whether I have done enough to control the scenarios that I am in. Whenever I find myself or my belongings in an environment where I cannot control the people around me, I do everything I can to make myself and my possessions.....unobtainable. Or at least more difficult to attain than others around me. Thieves are, by nature, selfish and lazy, and they will go for the easier steal. I feel very badly for the people at shimano and hope that their possessions are returned to them. I also appreciate the products this company makes, in mtn biking and beyond. Having said that, theft in events such as this is very common, and I am surprised that they didn't do more to protect their product. If I was in charge of managing this shimano team at this event, and had this much shit stolen from me, I would anticipate my position at shimano being moved in a downward trajectory and I would accept the responsibility for it. No way in hell my team truck holding thousands and thousands of dollars of inventory gets jacked without blood being shed.
  • 2 0
 not cool, as previously mentioned insurance will cover their financial losses but as an individual who has been stolen from (bike) it SUX!!!
  • 4 0
 I will look on East Hastings street, most stolen bikes end up there. Lol.
  • 3 0
 Saw a French guy riding away at blazing speed, that looked fishy, he might be involved in this
  • 1 0
 I heard the overall cost from a Rep today, is staggering believe me, and that's before the Scott bikes got added onto the list. Its a shame, nobody needs this to happening to them.
  • 7 4
 I hope the thieves have endless sand in there vaginas
  • 3 0
 ... what about if they have cocks ? ...
  • 4 0
 lots of sand on their urethra and pointy rocks on their kidneys
  • 6 2
 death to bike thieves.
  • 1 0
 Death is too quick and easy for bike thieves!
  • 2 1
 All those Di2 mountain bike drivetrains! well no wonder, a man could almost buy a house after selling those pricey units off.
  • 3 2
 Time to fit alarms and sensors to the inside of those vans now. Very sad this happened, very add one has to change the way you live because of criminals!
  • 1 4
 Or just pay live security to work shifts watching the bus? Probably cheaper and easier...
  • 1 1
 If all the trucks are fitted with alarm/security systems you can get away with a small security response task team vs more guards should work out cheaper that way and then every truck has some level of safety.
  • 1 0
 Bike theft is so rampant.... such a sore spot for everyone, if we haven't been touched by theft personally we all know someone who has. I hope they find the thieves!
  • 2 0
 Yes thieves are assholes, but holy hell he can build a full quiver of bikes now!
  • 2 0
 Hope nobody needs shimano spares for the race... Hope you find the thieves.
  • 2 0
 Ohw sh!t.... Now they raise the prices of their stuff with 1 cent and will earn it back within a week
  • 1 2
 look at where the rig was broken into, seeing how wet it is and a bit muddy look for the footprints and check for where they broke open into the spot of entry and swipe for finger prints, trust me I watch a lot of Sherlock and CSI . It might help.. That sucks though,,..also check outside for footprints..
  • 2 1
 Its a compliment that the thieves broke into the shimano truck and not the sram one Razz
well, a compliment to the parts. Not so the security
  • 1 0
 Same thing happened at the Mont St-Anne wc , some douche stole a pivot mach something bike. Stealing from wc team is completely immoral.
  • 3 0
 So that is how chainreaction gets such great pricing on shimano stuff!!!
  • 9 7
 That's nothing compared to what gets stolen in the PNW everyday.
  • 4 2
 I know a guy that knows a guy....
  • 4 2
 Always some ass hole that ruins the party
  • 2 4
 Just a shame that this happens at an event. It is just as bad if it is stole from home. But at an event it a place to meet and unite bike lovers. Just a shame pikey f$¥k,s turn up to these events and spoil it. Even though the company are insured more it happens the less tech they will bring if the amount stolen keeps rising at. I'm in the private security industry and cameras are a good source of recording the evidence, places need to have more man power to keep the equipment safe, by regular patrolling, like the comment above, dogs do a very good deterrent especially if they are dual perpuse dogs .ie search dogs, trackers and attack dogs Wink to give this thieves a nip in the butt.
  • 4 4
 Man, this sucks but the other thing that sucks is reference to pikeys and gypsies, I don't think that's cool, especially from mountain bikers.
  • 1 0
 The word im thinkin about to describe these people rhymes with shunts.....
  • 3 0
 SRAM sponsored athletes?
  • 1 0
 Say what Eek well it's not like this hasn't been done before! Wonder if they'll ever recover any of the gear!!!!
  • 1 0
 It's a pretty sad world we live in when a bike-part heist is considered a big score
  • 1 2
 Sounds the people who sleep in the rig were drugged or something. I hope it was Syrian refugees who committed this crime, and I also hope that they get every penny of value for that stuff!
  • 1 0
 There is a special place in hell for bike thieves, (if hell was a real place).
  • 1 0
 Check out my add in buy/sell. I have 20 Di2 drivetrains than im blowin out cheap! Bunch of other parts too.
  • 4 2
 *cough* SRAM *cough* Wink
  • 2 2
 jeez. that is a humungous ammount of £££/$$$ heres hoping for a quick result here. bastards.
  • 4 2
 bike guard for hire
  • 5 5
 Sad, but what happened, shows how expensive and profitable MTB is. There is no Thieves, where is no one to buy stolen goods.
  • 3 2
 Wish one of the thieves have a fail of the month on the stolen Spark Smile
  • 2 2
 If they get caught, they should be tied, an strangled... with SHIMANO brake hoses! You bastards........
  • 2 1
 I beg that every bike thief gets caught by riders before the police arribe
  • 1 1
 No CCTV cameras on site? Uhmm, security there are over $$$$ worth of bikes and no guards on duty.
  • 6 5
 finally they are getting ripped off ... been ripping us off for years...
  • 2 2
 This right here
  • 2 0
 Real men don't steal.
  • 1 0
 Were the policies : jejeje !!
  • 1 0
 Like a good neighbor........
  • 1 0
 At this level it makes zero sense to have this type of incident occur.
  • 1 0
 Estimated value at $13,000,000.00
  • 1 0
 I could be your security guy, pay me in parts.
  • 1 0
 Fresh new Shimano goods for sale on PB buy/sell.
  • 1 0
 I'd steal Di2 drivetrain in a heartbeat
  • 1 0
 North Spain zone is well known for frequent theft ...
  • 6 5
 Die thieving scum, die!
  • 3 2
 thats sad
  • 3 5
 Shitty Buzzz....But that the price of 1000$ + grupos and other equipment. Only worth stealing, if it has value!
And we (consumer) always pay the offset next time.
  • 3 2
 fucking scum
  • 5 5
 Burn in hell muthafuckas!!!
  • 1 2
 Somebody just opened up a Shimano-sized truckload of karma...I hope they get a full return on that.
  • 1 0
 Scum bags.
  • 1 0
 SRAM saw red
  • 1 0
 Pay day!
  • 1 0
 GPS your bike!
  • 3 2
 Bush did 911
  • 1 1
 thats fucked up this pisses me off
  • 8 11
 I thought of praying to god for a new bike bike, but then i learnt god doesn't work that way, so i stole one and prayed for forgiveness
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 for all we know somebody in this very comment section could be the thief.
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 Not good
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 It's called class fight.
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 Fucking Gypsies!
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 If you know who robbed say the names!
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 Damned Gypsies!!
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