Swobo has “no intention” to use ‘Sprout’ model name says company rep

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“Rest easy, FCBC has no intention to start a brand to compete with your efforts nor are we committed to using “Sprout” as a model name.”
— Peter Discoe, Fort Collins Bicycle Company

A representative of Fort Collins Bicycle Company has responded to our story yesterday about its Swobo brand wanting to use the “Sprout” name for a future line of kids bikes. For background, Sprout Cycles has been used by Portland-based bike builder Edwin Brown since 2005.

In a comment left on our story, Peter Discoe with FCBC says they have “no intention” to start a brand name that competes with Brown’s business. Read Discoe’s full comment below (emphasis mine):

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