On this site last month, and in the November print magazine, a whole load of cycle trade success stories were given prominence. Such as the record October's both Specialized and Trek had experienced, almost globally. Such as Dahon's increased sales and bullish forecasts for 2002. Such as Tandem paying down its debts with positive first half of 2001 trading figures. On the downside, I may have mentioned - in passing, you understand - the Chapter 11 of the Derby Cycle Corporation as one of the less positive stories of the year. However, the former president of that Corporation, takes issue with that assessment because Raleigh Cycle Ltd., the company which bought DCC's brands , owes its existence to optimism...Read More »
Tell us your thoughts: How was business in the first half of 2023?
We’re almost halfway through 2023 and the bike trade has suffered a turbulent start to the year. As …
Muc-Off partners with Bikebook, the bike servicing finder platform
Muc-Off, the bicycle care and performance brand, has announced its partnership with Bikebook, a plat…
BikeBiz’s guide to the latest kids’ bikes and accessories
This piece first appeared in the May edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here 1…
Sigma appoints Andre Bachmann as managing director
Andre Bachmann has joined the management team of Sigma-Elektro GmbH. In his new position as managing…
Reynolds launches new downhill and enduro wheels
Reynolds Cycling has introduced a new range of wheels, the 307 and 309 Gravity collection. Available…
Is Segway the Sinclair C5 of its generation?
The Segway Human Transporter - a hi-tech scooter - was unveiled to a waiting world on Monday. "Is that it?" asked one of the presenters of ABC TV's Good Morning America. The disappointment could be cut with a knife. Why? Because this invention is the one hyped since January as "bigger than the internet". Long before its unveiling, Apple's Steve Jobs was reported to have said cities of the future would be redesigned around this contraption, now seen to be of possible value to porky US postal workers but too dorky for everyone else...Read More »
At last, a bike trade link to the Harry Potter craze!!
According to www.singletrackworld.com, Endura cycle shorts star in the first of the three Harry Potter movies. Mind you, they're well hidden...Read More »
Millennium Commission hands over final pile of cash to Sustrans
Sustrans has announced that it has reached its target and completed its lottery funded project to build 6000 miles of cycle paths. Sustrans said it will continue to expand the National Cycle Network and will complete 10 000 miles by 2005Read More »
IBD helps to bring MTB DH World Cup event to UK
Damian 'Foss' Forster, owner of Off Beat Bikes in Fort William, has been instrumental in bringing a UCI sanctioned DH event to Scotland for June 2002. He's got a hill to climb though: there's the small matter of raising £250 000...Read More »