Business

  • 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...
  • Planes, Tunes and Automobiles

    - Jan 7, 2016
    In decades past, some well-known manufacturers in the bicycle industry have focused their resources towards making a name in seemingly unrelated markets – often with disastrous results. Surprisingly, one of the more left-field ideas stuck around....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Jan 4, 2016
    This week: Giant wishes you a Happy MY2017; Biketo.com’s car vs bike brand analogy; Bicycle Cafe retail concept finds flavour in Cambodia; Deadline looms for 2015 Jelajah Malaysia prize money payments; Taiwan’s bicycle exports to Italy booming....Read More
  • WorldTeam an “essential factor” in Merida’s success

    - Dec 18, 2015
    Three years have passed since Taiwan’s second-largest bicycle manufacturer joined the elite club of WorldTeam sponsors. Cycling iQ caught up with Merida VP William Jeng to reflect on whether it has all been worthwhile....Read More
  • No place in Europe for Chinese-made road bikes

    - Dec 16, 2015
    It is by now well established that the majority of the professional peloton’s bikes come from factories in Taiwan as do most of the carbon road bikes on European shop floors. So why is China not getting its slice...
  • Road to impeccable bike proves impassable for BMC

    - Dec 12, 2015
    Five years after Swiss bicycle manufacturer BMC proudly unveiled its new carbon production facility in Grenchen, Switzerland, the reality of achieving the initial objectives behind its creation have proven insurmountable....Read More
  • Infront Sports dismisses RCS acquisition claims

    - Dec 10, 2015
    Zug-based Infront Sports & Media has dismissed Milano Finanzo reports claiming it seeks to acquire RCS Sport, while the latest follow-up article also claims that two other multinationals are now circling the financially-troubled owner of the Giro d’Italia....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Dec 7, 2015
    This week: 2015 bicycle market data from Japan’s Bicycle Promotion Institute; Inabike, Indonesia’s annual bicycle exhibition; 2015 Australian National Cycling Participation Survey; Bicycle Trade magazine; Korea’s booming bicycle industry....Read More
  • InSight: Tianjin Fuji-ta Group

    - Nov 26, 2015
    In marketing a bicycle, it helps to have a unique selling proposition which often includes “lightest”, “fastest” or some other superlative adjective. In pitching themselves to potential clients, bicycle manufacturers seek to cut through in a similar way....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Nov 25, 2015
    This week: a company profile of Taiwan OEM Merida; Hero Cycles acquires Firefox and rights to Trek distribution in India; the ‘Asia Bicycle Industry Alliance’ explained; Southeast Asian bicycle manufacturers growing business in western markets; global bike brands’...