December2011

  • Frequent flyer: art of the travelling cyclist

    by - Dec 22, 2011
    Serious cyclist? Is your passion all-consuming? You’ll already know that an optimal cycling lifestyle is achieved when the support system and environment around it is stable. Frequent travel, especially work-related, can easily destabilize a cyclist’s routine...
  • Book mini-review: Hell On Two Wheels

    by - Dec 18, 2011
    At first, it may appear mono-dimensional; facing four consecutive days on a boat, this cycling tragic reaches to a book about cycling to help the hours pass. But author Amy Snyder’s account of the notorious ultra-distance...
  • Spinning: BIA holds position in PC stoush

    by - Dec 13, 2011
    The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission report on the ‘Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry’ was made public last week. The bicycle industry’s wholesale peak body, Bicycle Industries Australia, wasted no time in delivering...
  • PureBlack Racing cycling dream needs sponsorship edge

    by - Dec 12, 2011
    Lately, sponsorship uncertainty has shadowed the apex teams of professional road cycling like a Grim Reaper. Potentially, this creates a trickle-down alert for prospective sponsors seeking to engage even at UCI Continental levels – destabilizing the...
  • GreenEDGE launch

    by - Dec 10, 2011
    Following a novel training session with the Melbourne Storm rugby league team yesterday, cyclists from the Australian GreenEDGE professional cycling team were today presented to a small crowd outside Melbourne’s Town Hall by Lord Mayor, Robert...
  • Marginal gains: Giant Bicycle’s China yield play

    by - Dec 8, 2011
    From rather humble beginnings as a maker of bicycle products for other brands, to becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycles, Giant Manufacturing Co Ltd has pioneered global brand development in the bicycle industry. From the...
  • 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...
  • Time warp: weird world of bicycle product cycles

    by - Dec 7, 2011
    So long, November. As cycling consumers finalise their Christmas 2011 shopping list of bikes and gadgets, the bicycle industry’s Product Managers have returned from Taichung, Taiwan, after ordering parts for the bikes those same consumers may...
  • 2012 UCI Road Cycling calendar Asia-Pacific

    by - Dec 6, 2011
    The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has uploaded all 2012 road cycling calendars, in table form, to the UCI website. Awesome, but we’re visual people. Cycling iQ has put together a simple map of all scheduled UCI World Tour,...
  • Princes, thieves and make-believe: Pinarello fights for its name

    by - Dec 1, 2011
    ‘Chinarello’ has become the lead character in a new online fantasy world where eager players can select a favourite bicycle hero, dress him with a personalized costume – or leave him in default stealth black –...