Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Who will supply pure plays?

They may be diddy now but what about in the future? Should pure play internet bike retailers be allowed to buy goods at the same trade prices as IBDs with rents to pay, heating bills to find and shop windows to clean?

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Raleigh react quickly to IBD complaint

The InSync safety check up - news of which was broken first on www.bikebiz.co.uk - was handled on behalf of the industry by Raleigh. Not every IBD was happy with Raleigh taking a lead...

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99 days and counting…

...until the official opening of the Sustrans' National Cycle Network. And just 99 days left to work out how your business can link in to the many events surrounding the NCN launch and the Millennium Festival of Cycling

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Champers all round!

Did you pop a business card in to any of the free prize draws at the Cycle & Leisure Show? Check here to see if you came up trumps...

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Cheeky

By popular demand, heres a gratuitious shot of Kelli Simone, Isons downhilling rep, whos big into latex hotpants...

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AMENDED: Post-bubble bursting, the web will still rule

Repping wont be killed off by the internet, says Crabtree MD Julian Pointon, but only those reps who can sell will thrive. Order-taking reps will be supplanted by B2B websites that IBDs can order from at any time day or night.

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Dupouey Joins Team Giant

Christophe Dupouey, one of the mostpowerful and accomplished cross-country racers in the sport, says a press release from Giant, ended months of speculation this week when the 98 World and 96 World Cup Champion signed with Giants Global Mountain Bike Racing Team.

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