• SpeedX: the story of cycling’s most successful crowdfunding campaign

    - May 19, 2016
    A month after Beijing-based ‘smart’ road bike brand SpeedX concluded its phenomenally successful launch on Kickstarter, Cycling iQ chatted with SpeedX CEO and co-founder Li Gang on behalf of CyclingTips to find out what happens next....Read More
  • Financial cycles: International Cycling Executives

    - Jan 21, 2016
    The use of sport as a medium through which business executives network and broker deals is nothing new, but the growth of road cycling in this space is a relatively recent phenomenon. International Cycling Executives has...
  • American carbon bicycle maker takes on Asia

    - Jun 15, 2012
    Californian-based ‘American Artisan Bicycles’ launched in July 2011 as a nonprofit carbon bicycle manufacturing cooperative with an objective to “design and build superior quality, innovative carbon bicycles in the USA that are cost competitive with Asian...
  • Beijing Bike Week: China exhibits cycling shift

    - Mar 22, 2012
    Since departing his native Australia for China in 2006, former urban planner and velophile Shannon Bufton has honed his considerable energy into bringing the bicycle back to Beijing. Last weekend, he went all out; unveiling a...
  • Corporate vehicles: a cycling strategy

    - Jan 17, 2012
    Corporate sector investment into cycling is diverse and fragmented. It could be the CFO of a major financial institution purchasing his first Colnago, an IT company sponsoring a local cycling club or a law firm providing...
  • Specialized v Volagi: open and shut lawsuit

    - Jan 6, 2012
    Earlier this week, news broke that Specialized was embroiled in yet another lawsuit; this time, with near-neighbor Volagi bikes. Even 15 months after initial filing, the thrust of the case has not been exactly clear. Cycling...
  • Fuel Performance: changing gears of bicycle business

    - Jan 5, 2012
    As commerce increasingly migrates to online ‘pure play’ platforms, the reactions from high street businesses are diverse as the stores themselves. Cycling iQ speaks to one bicycle industry player with a dual-mode model that hedged against...
  • Jeffson: custom steel bicycles Kiwi style

    - Jan 1, 2012
    Unless you’ve got a house in Guangdong province, Tianjin or Taichung, the chance of stumbling across a bicycle manufacturing facility is minimal at best. So it was a pleasant surprise to do just that when on...
  • More Wiggle room: UK online retailer settling into Australian home

    - Nov 24, 2011
    Wiggle, the UK-based e-commerce giant that last year claimed to ship more than 400 individual parcels per day to Australia, has announced a partnership with two bicycle “service points” in Sydney and Melbourne. In an email...
  • Super Retail: opposites detract

    - Nov 1, 2011
    Last month Cycling iQ analyzed Flight Centre Limited, the Australian-based global travel agency that, in 2008, diversified into selling bicycles domestically. Super Retail, another publicly-listed Australian enterprise best known for its ‘Super Cheap Auto’ automotive accessories...