Bicycle industry

  • What does Brexit mean for cycling?

    by - 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

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

    by - 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
  • High-end bicycle manufacturing zone to open in India’s north

    by - 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?

    by - 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

    by - 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

    by - 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
  • Vertical limit: how e-commerce has changed the bicycle industry

    by - Dec 8, 2011
    The unexpected popularity of Cycling iQ’s ‘Vertical limit’ series of articles, reviewing twenty years of change in the bicycle industry – from the first days of mail-order to the present dynamic online marketplace – appears to...
  • Vertical limit: surviving compression fatigue

    by - Nov 21, 2011
    Consumers of cycling products have been taken for quite a ride during the last two decades. Bicycle brands, their distributors and retailers, demonstrated a remarkable endurance and capacity to sustain a profitable, trust-based supply chain model...
  • Vertical limit: what just happened?

    by - Nov 16, 2011
    The emergence of e-commerce in the bicycle market was an affront to almost every aspect of an industry business model that had for years thrived on handshakes, muffin-toting sales representatives and the seductive embrace of high...