Marin breaks with tradition and moves to Paligap, snow a bumper video round-up inc Cycle Show and Red Bull Rampage

Top stories of the week on BikeBiz, 18th October 2013

Marin Bikes and ATB Sales split after 25 years
This week saw the end of probably the longest distribution deal in the UK trade (let us know if we’re wrong on that in the comments) when Marin and ATB went their separate ways.

Paligap picks up Marin distribution
…It’s Paligap that is picking up distribution duties for the Californian brand on these shores, with stock arriving next month. Full details can be found here.

Vulpine expands with ex-Rapha and Timberland hires
The clothing label has jumped from three staff to seven with new staff, just a year and a half since launching, and now offering manufacturing, events and service expertise.

Is it time to stock up on sledges and studded tyres?
After reports of an impending ‘snow-pocalypse’ arriving in Britain next month, it turns out the Met Office is not quite so sure. Read all about it here.

‘World’s smallest’ anti-bike theft GPS tracker launches
It’s not the first of its kind, but this latest bike GPS tracker uses a number of different tracking technologies, has a battery that lasts a month and can be kept tabs on by smartphone, tablet or PC. But is it small enough…?

Other news stories catching the eye of the bike trade this week included Time’s super chic composite framed city bikes built for luxury brand Hermes, Adam Biggs jointing Boardman Bikes and news of the 10th edition of Core Bike.

Onto the videos: First we’ve got a video with a few familiar trade faces, courtesy of Cycle Show: 

There’s a good chance you’ve seen a lot of Red Bull Rampage already, but in case you missed it, this is the biggest mountain bike backflip in history:

Next up, Muc-Off Media joined Rapha-Condor JLT on the final three days of the Tour of Britain and brought a camera with them. Here’s the first part:

Back at the Cycle Show, there’s a consumer-facing video from the NEC event too:

Finally, here’s a tour behind the scenes of British Cycling’s National Cycling Centre, courtesy of Gatorade.

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