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What's the story with Grivel North America

Postby simonov » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:20 pm

I notice Mark Twight bailed on that in 2008. Now I can't find any Grivel gear from American suppliers. I loves me my G12s and want to get a set for my climbing buddy.

Does anyone have the backstory on why Grivel pulled out of North America?
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Postby bird » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:22 pm

They are back. New distributor. Check older threads.
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Postby simonov » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:54 pm

Search doesn't reveal much.
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Postby Rob A » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:54 pm

If liberty doesnt have stock yet, the Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY has been importing grivel since GNA went bye, bye. I've been able to get all sorts of spare parts and new stuff through them.

Also, here is Grivel's link to the US Shops that still import their stuff...
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Postby simonov » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:26 pm

Wow, thanks, I didn't know so many retailers carried Grivel in the States.
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Postby MichaelJ » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:20 pm

I´ve heard the story from Mark himself: it´s a bit complicated but comes down to the fact that Grivel wanted to go head to head in the U.S. with BD but didn´t want to put resources into the market and Mark took a bath on the whole deal.
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