ANNUAL DEALER GUIDE:
Mountain Bikes

Our October Annual Dealer Guide on Mountain Bikes includes
stories about the latest products in the Australian market

- Released 25th September 2020 -

Mountain Bikes – Will the MTB Sales Boom Continue?

There’s no doubt that mountain bike sales have been going through a boom over recent years. To our industry’s collective disadvantage, unlike the USA and Europe, in Australia we don’t collaborate to produce sales statistics broken down to type of bike. Therefore this article can only be based upon anecdotal evidence from within Australia and hard data from overseas. But that Australian anecdotal evidence is strong and consistent… mountain bike sales have been super strong, only constrained by a lack of stock. The critical question for dealers as...

ANNUAL DEALER GUIDE:
Clothing and Helmets

Our September Annual Dealer Guide on Clothing and Helmets products includes
stories about the latest products in the Australian market

- Released 28th August 2020 -

Annual Dealer Guide – Clothing and Helmets

What Fits You Best? Clothing and helmets are both high turnover P&A categories within the bicycle industry that also offer dealers the potential of high margins, but not without challenges. On the plus side, you can stock and display a large amount of product in a relatively small floor space, so the margin per square metre and therefore per dollar of rent that your paying, can be much higher than that of complete bicycles. On the other hand, this same high value for small volume equation makes these...

ANNUAL FEATURES:
Kids

Our August Annual Dealer Guide on Kids products includes
stories about the latest products in the Australian market

- Released 31st July 2020 -

Why Kids Bikes, BMX and Scooters Are So Important!

Dealer Guide to Kids Bikes, Scooters and Trailers Over the years, if I’ve been in a bike shop talking to the owner and the subject turns to kids bikes, there’s often a deep sigh. You only have to look at two of the photos accompanying this article to see the main reason for that sigh. On one hand you have K-Mart and the other mass merchants selling kids bikes for under $100. On the other hand, most dealer brand kids bikes for kids of the same age start at around...
BMX Track Windsor

How BMX International Has Shaped the Story of BMX in Australia

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Save Time and Simplify Your Kids’ Range Sourcing!

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Here’s Why Globber Will Scoot Out of Your Store!

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- Sponsored Content - The award winning Globber Primo series of scooters has long been a favourite with...

ANNUAL FEATURES:
Electronics

Our July Annual Dealer Guide on Electronics includes stories
about the latest products in the Australian market

- Released 26th June 2020 -

Electronics – Good Things Come in Small Packages

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No segment of technology changes more rapidly than electronics. In the case of cycling products that you can sell...

Rotor and Stages Make Groupe Sportif Your One Stop Power Shop

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ANNUAL FEATURES:
Shoes and Pedals

Our June Annual Dealer Guide on Shoes and Pedals includes stories about
the latest products in the Australian market

- Released 29th May 2020 -

Shoes and Pedals – The Perfect Upsell to Boost Your Profits

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Once upon a time, clip in style cycling shoes and pedals were expensive and only for ‘hard core’ roadies and mountain bikers.

ANNUAL FEATURES:
Indoor Trainers & Software

Our May Annual Feature on Indoor Trainers and Software includes stories about
the latest products in the Australian Indoor Trainer market

- Released 24th April 2020 -

Indoor Training’s Revolution

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It feels a little surreal to be writing an annual feature about a product that you currently can’t sell because, to the...

Why Dealers Are Loving JetBlack’s New Volt

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Next Month… Shoes & Pedals

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Next months edition of The Latz Report - Annual Features section, will include the latest products and feature stories about the companies...

ANNUAL FEATURES:
Lighting and Cameras

Our April Annual Feature on Lighting and Cameras includes stories about the latest products
and the leading companies in the Australian Ebike market

- Released 27 March 2020 -

Lights, Cameras, Action!

Welcome to our Annual Feature for bicycle lights and cameras. We’ve deliberately timed this for late March as next month, daylight savings ends in those states and territories that adopt it during summer. This is almost like the starter’s flag falling to get the peak lighting sales season underway. Lights It says a lot about human nature that many of our customers go though the summer knowing that their old lights are really due for an upgrade, but it’s not until daylight savings ends and they suddenly find themselves riding home...

Magicshine Offers Massive Lumen Outputs and Great Value

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Six Great Reasons to Sell Serfas Lights in Your Store

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Lezyne Upgrades Their Popular KTV Lights

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- Sponsored Content - Lezyne was founded on March 1st, 2007, by industry icon Micki Kozuschek. Micki already...

ANNUAL FEATURES: Ebikes

Our March Annual Feature on Ebikes includes stories about the latest products
and the leading companies in the Australian Ebike market

- Released 28 February 2020 -

Ebikes: The Next Big Thing Is Here Now

On 25th September 2014 I wrote and published an opinion piece in Bicycling Trade entitled ‘I’m Calling it Right Now!’ In that article I predicted that ebikes would become mainstream globally, including Australia, but that it would take, ‘…another three to five years to really make an impact in Australia.’ With the benefit of hindsight I was out by a few years in predicting the timing. Ebike sales have been growing at about 50% per year here for the past three years. But because they’ve started from such a low base, even an optimist...

Why Dealers Love Australian Designed Dyson Bikes

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- Sponsored Content - Naomi Dyson and David Metzke have spent years refining their range of ebikes...

Innovation Keeps Merida at the Cutting Edge

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- Sponsored Content - Unlike most brands whose bikes are sourced from third party manufacturers, Merida develops and...

Orbea Rapidly Gains Ground

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- Sponsored Content - Spanish brand Orbea may have a century long heritage, but they’ve been at the...
Rev Bikes

Rev-Bikes & Conversion Kits Come With 15 Years of Passion and...

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- Sponsored Content - Rev-Bikes Founder Rebecca ‘RevBecca’ Lee started riding ebikes 15 years ago and has been...

Smart Motion Grows With Dealers

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- Sponsored Content - Australian brand Smart Motion Electric Bikes has seen amazing growth through building close partnerships...

Sleek, Minimalist… and Electric!

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- Sponsored Content - Ebikes may be the hot new growth market for the bicycle industry today, but...