10 reasons not to buy fakes!

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Counterfeit goods touch almost every industry. From watches and bags to milk and medicine there’s a fake for everything. Sometimes we laugh it off as harmless. They say mimicry is the best form of flattery. But what does it really mean to us? Here are 10 reasons to think about…

1. The wrong person gets the rewards

The entrepreneur who put their time and effort into making the original product gets virtually none of the benefits. Coming up with great ideas, researching, prototyping, analyzing, iterating through versions, testing, certifying and marketing products all needs to be done before a single unit is sold. How are they going to get returns on all this?

2. It’s immoral to steal someone else’s idea

In most countries it’s illegal. Nobody deserves to be ripped-off, nor are companies making so much money they don’t care. Why should anybody go through the whole product development process, qualify that there is a valid demand and then bear all the effort to launch it – only for some other dude to come along and take their money?

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6 things I was digging at Interbike!

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Heading to the woods…

with Acre and Mission Workshop for some mountain biking before Interbike!

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Impossible Project has supplied us with a whole lot of film for the journey, and all the photos we take along the way will be displayed in the Mission Workshop and Acre booth at Interbike. Thursday night we’ll be throwing a party at the booth as well, we’ll have a photo-booth setup and will be serving up bourbon and lemonade to the masses!

John, Ty, Sean, and I will be taking over the Acre Supply and Mission Workshop Instagrams as well, so definitely follow along.

See you guys when I get back!

Tracko loves duh kidz!

And if you were wondering…KITS are shipping today!