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Road to impeccable bike proves impassable for BMC

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.

Andy Rihs: “I will not sell BMC”

In a wide-ranging interview with Swiss broadsheet ‘SonntagsZeitung’, BMC owner Andy Rihs also says there is no better marketing machine than pro cycling and describes Floyd Landis’ positive doping test in the Tour de France as the worst moment in his life.

Cycling iQ Twintel

In this week’s edition of Twintel: Giant and Merida shareholders watch paper fortunes rise and rise; whilst Sonova shareholders go after Director, and BMC owner, Andy Rihs. Tour of China doubles up. New market entries by Boardman and Specialized. Team Sky does its own bike reviews, and Flight Centre Limited’s bike sales take off.

Shadow optic: the manufacturing partner paradox

Who really makes your bike? It is a simple enough question. Country of origin has traditionally been a touchy subject for brands that rely on Asia-based ‘manufacturing partners’, let alone revealing who the partners are. Discovering the factory behind the brand is a stubbornly topical pastime amongst bicycle consumers. What’s all the fuss about?

GreenEDGE launch

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 Doyle. Looking on was team owner Gerry Ryan, founder of caravan manufacturer Jayco and long-time backer of cycling events in … Continue reading

Road cycling INDIA watch out world this is serious

In this continuation of yesterday’s post, Cycling iQ holds a Q&A with Vivek Radhakrishnan, co-creator of Bangalore-based KYNKYNY Wheelsports cycling team, about the road cycling scene in India.

Eurobike: Cadel Evans media conference

Australians stayed awake into the wee hours to watch Cadel Evans seal a historic win at the 2011 Tour de France. Post-Tour engagements have continued to pile up, including a media conference arranged by team sponsor BMC at Eurobike, Germany.