Rounding up on the month’s goings on, this issue documents the Bicycle Association’s AGM, including a few role changes documented earlier on BikeBiz. There’s also strong reasoning from FSA head Claudio Marra on why the BB 386 EVO could be a game changer in competitive cycling.
The news pages are a plateau to introduce upstart distribution firm Pure, who as well as own branded goods are also now exclusively handling Answer racing goods in the UK. There’s also news of Storck Raddar upscaling and a particularly active period from fraudsters looking to swindle many in the trade.
Mystery Shopper visits Ashford in Kent and Halfords comes out on top of the pile, find out why on page 14.
The Bike Hub Levy is given the retrospective treatment on pages 22 and 23.
This is followed by one of the quirkier product launches BikeBiz has attended, Charge Bikes 2012 bike line launch, held within the London department store The Conran Shop.
For those attending next month’s IceBike event at Madison’s distribution centre, flick to 29 for a guide on what to expect from this summer’s exhibition.
Those aforementioned 2Pure goodies are up for grabs on 32. Over £1,000 worth of goods, including Cobalt wheels are on offer to one lucky trade member. 30 runners up will also be rewarded to the tune of a brand new pair of Candy 3 pedals.
There is of course plenty more from the magazine, including that BMX guide, found from pages 49 through 53.
Special thanks to Seventies Distribution for supplying one of the best covers on a copy of BikeBiz to date, marking the ‘BMX issue’ with a hefty grind to drop from the warehouse’s mezanine level.