Episode #183: Why do Vista Outdoor’s gun business and its bike brands face consumer boycott?

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 183

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Aaron Naparstek.



Giro, Bell, Camelbak and more face consumer boycott because owner supports NRA.



  1. Kevin Sheen
    March 31, 2018

    I thought the guest (Aaron) on this episode did a great job of stating his perspective in a clear, fact based way. Both Aaron and Carlton also explored the potential unintended consequence to the employees of the bike product companies that are likely to be affected as well with a thoughtful and empathetic eye.

    There’s a good article that pushes this counter-point on the boycott a bit further with a broader look at the political contributions and impacts to state land funds:


    All projected impacts aside – I would say that the main point I agree with Aaron on is that (boycott aside) transparency should always be there and that truth is always a good thing. This lets individual consumers decide for themselves.

    At the very least, going forward; companies may start to look much closer at who is looking to acquire them.

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