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

    by - 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...
  • 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
  • Reader’s Survey: BIKE magazine, South Korea

    by - Feb 7, 2012
    When BIKE magazine (South Korea) published the results of its annual reader’s survey, I thought it might be interesting to share a small snapshot with Cycling iQ readers. An enquiry email was sent to BIKE’s Chief...
  • Merida enters India sans road bicycle

    by - Jan 24, 2012
    Perhaps due to bicycle industry commotion about how China’s emerging middle-class will secure growth for every brand under the sun, India is often overlooked. 25 years after its first export, Merida, Taiwan’s second-largest bicycle manufacturer, is...
  • Fuel Performance: changing gears of bicycle business

    by - 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...
  • Vertical limit: blissful detachment, export utopia

    by - Nov 5, 2011
    1991. Shimano STI was introduced, Miguel Indurain’s five-year Tour de France dominance began, teens moshed to ‘Nevermind’, and the World Wide Web officially launched to the public. Bicycles were purchased in bike shops and carbon fiber...