Industry

  • Insight: Credit Suisse’s analysts upgraded Shimano stock to Outperform. Why?

    - Nov 26, 2016
    Rising 4.3% to JPY18,220, Shimano stocks last month posted their biggest daily gain since the beginning of the year, precipitated by the release of Credit Suisse’s first ratings upgrade since the Swiss investment bank initiated coverage of the world’s largest...
  • What does the future hold for Italian bike brands?

    - Aug 24, 2016
    It seems that whenever mainstream media talks about road bikes, Italian brands feature frequently as the ultimate representation of our aspirations while, in contrast, those from Taiwan are suggested as affordable stepping stones to something better. But...
  • What does Brexit mean for cycling?

    - Jun 27, 2016
    In Cycling iQ’s latest piece for CyclingTips, we explore how the UK’s imminent departure from the EU might impact cycling and explain how it’s not just a concern for cyclists in Europe....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Jun 1, 2016
    This week: Indonesia’s tight deadline for new Asian Games velodrome; Oil prices impact Astana Pro Cycling Team; Netherlands the EU’s largest bicycle exporter in 2015; Giant planning to go direct in India?; Trek Bicycle’s NZ subsidiary...
  • High-end bicycle manufacturing zone to open in India’s north

    - May 11, 2016
    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal continued to spruik the establishment of a ‘cycle valley’ in the district of Ludhiana after a joint meeting of the national bicycle associations of India and China at the 2016 China Cycle...
  • Is the bicycle industry overlooking the value of used bikes?

    - May 3, 2016
    The bicycle industry spends a lot of time focusing on how to sell more bikes, yet strangely overlooks the untapped value of the market it already has. Cycling iQ examines the potential benefits of a certified pre-owned program....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - May 2, 2016
    This week: SCOTT Sports opens first Technology Centre in Bangalore, considers local assembly; India’s bicycle manufacturers concerned with imports of Chinese-made bicycles; Shimano announces disappointing FY2016 Q1 results; 2016 China Cycle show underway Friday; Australian 3D-printed...
  • Shimano: the ASO of the bicycle industry

    - Apr 7, 2016
    Shimano’s dominant role in the bicycle industry has interesting parallels with Amaury Sports’ influence in professional cycling which highlights a left-field opportunity that might be worth exploring....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Mar 18, 2016
    This week: two new ‘Smart road bikes from China; Ridley to sell ‘localised’ bikes in India; the Australian Bicycle Industry discusses how to deal with the internet; Campagnolo back in the hunt for OEM business....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Mar 10, 2016
    This week: Indonesia’s PT Insera Sena expects 5% of global sales to come from China and UK; a video tour of SRAM’s new global HQ; Trek Bicycles to open new subsidiary in New Zealand?; high-end bicycle manufacturing in...
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