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Parkers acquire Stateside

Parkers (Manchester & Bolton Ltd.), the catalogue returns supplier and importer of Iron Horse, has taken over the UK trade distribution of Stateside BMX and MTBs from Concept Cycling.

It is our intention to position the Stateside brand between our returns business and Iron Horse, said David Wilson of Parkers.

Stateside comprises a full range of BMX bikes and a limited range of MTBS (topping out at £200).

Parkers will be exhibiting at the Cycle & Leisure Show and will have a variety of show offers said Wilson.

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