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“I Don’t Want Bikes to Become the Next Hand Sanitiser!”

We recently visited Pon.Bike Australia, the only major bicycle wholesaler to be headquartered in Adelaide, SA. Pon’s major bike brands include Focus,...

POC Launches Australian Subsidiary

On 8th October POC announced in a press release that they were creating a new Australian subsidiary to distribute all of their...

BikeExchange Hires ex CarSales.com CFO

BikeExchange, has appointed the former CFO of ASX listed carsales.com, Andrew Demery, to the new role of Global CFO. Following a 12-month...

Magura Australia Launches Fully Factory Owned Subsidiary

Magura was established in Germany in 1893. They are a diversified global company, but within the bicycle industry are best known for...

Supacaz Goes Dealer Direct

Parts and accessories brand Supacaz recently announced that it was going dealer direct in Australia. Supacaz was founded in...

New Electric Vehicles Importer Secures National Distribution

On 30th September 2020 e-Motion Concepts (eMC) and Ride Sports announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for exclusive rights for...

Bike Supply Won’t Fully Recover Before Mid-2021 – At Best!

A lengthy article recently published in the USA trade magazine Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) is a sobering reality check for...

Tour de France 2020 Was Remarkable, Both On and Off the Bike

Against all odds and a backdrop of an exponentially growing second wave of Coronavirus in France, the 2020 Tour de France proved...

How’s Business? – November 2020

Welcome to our monthly conversation with bicycle shop owners across Australia and New Zealand. It would be lovely to...

Zwift, Now Valued at Over $1.37 Billion, Developing Its Own Trainer

Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, California-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D-generated worlds, just raised a hefty US$450...

What Do Tesla’s Battery Day Announcements Mean for Ebikes?

After months of largely Coronavirus induced logistical delays, on Tuesday 21st September, Tesla finally presented their much hyped and anticipated ‘Battery Day’...

Online Brand Canyon’s Sales Top $650 Million – With Huge Buyout Rumoured

German based global manufacturer Canyon saw its global sales grow by 30% to 400 million Euros (A$656 million) for its most recent...

Bianchi Creates Australian Distribution Business

Effective from 1st November 2020 a newly formed entity, Bianchi Australia Pty Ltd will be taking over distribution of Bianchi Bicycles from...

A Metre Finally Matters in Victoria Too!

After years of lagging behind the rest of Australia, on 7th October 2020 the Victorian government has finally announced that it pass...

Cardboard Cut-out Pump Tracks!

A mountain biker based in Turin, Italy has invented a unique solution for quickly, cheaply and easily installing a pump track.

16 Cycling Organisations Vote to Combine As AusCycling

At a Cycling Australia (CA) Special General Meeting held on September 19, six of CA’s eight state and territory associations voted in...

Bicycles Ride Into Federal Parliament

On 8th October, Australia’s peak cycling advocacy group, We Ride Australia, announced the establishment of Parliamentary Friends of Cycling – the culmination...

August Import Data Shows the Depth of the Bike Shortage

Bicycle import numbers for August 2020 have now been released and they underline the relative inflexibility of the global bicycle supply chain.
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Here’s a Great Way to Gain a Competitive Advantage for your Store

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Drive More Customers To Your Shop With Podium

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Three Retailers Share Why They Offer Consumer Finance

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World Class Wheels With Superior Service and Margins

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Opinion

Is It Fair We’ve Virtually Legislated the Necessity to Own a Car?

By Christian Haag* Decades of transport planning policy that has given the car unchallenged primacy of place has proved...

Let’s Seize This Golden Opportunity!

Clearly we’ve seen a global tragedy unfold over the first half of 2020. At the time of writing this (23rd July 2020)...

Increased Global Bicycle Demand Could Mean Re-Stocking Delays for Australia

It’s becoming apparent to me that the Covid-19 related bike boom will have two distinct phases and that the second phase will...

Here Are Five Reasons Why Covid-19 Represents an Opportunity for Our Industry

We’re still only a few months into the Covid-19 Pandemic and things continue to change at a rapid...

Equipping Your Customers for Their Next Adventure

In last month’s blog, we heard from two local retailers about their identification of the need to equip local cyclists for new...

Two Dealers See Opportunities Ahead for Bicycle Tourism

By Anna Gurnhill This month I spoke with two local bike retailers about their perspectives on bicycle tourism, and...

Customers Who Stay Longer in Your Shop Spend More!

How do you create a welcoming space where cyclists, including bicycle tourists, will visit more frequently, stay longer and spend more?

Three Simple Ways to Attract More Bicycle Tourists to Your Business

Those elusive bicycle tourists – Who are they? Where are they coming from? How do they hear about you and support your...

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UCI Announces World Championships for Indoor Cycling

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recently announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zwift, the global online training and racing...

Are You Fully Selling Road Disc Benefits?

Disc brakes for road bikes have finally reached a tipping point in terms of market acceptance. The most surprising thing is not so...

Letter from America – November 2019

SANTA FE, New Mexico If there’s anything that can be said about the U.S. bicycle industry, it’s that...

Three Ways You Can Capitalise on the Bicycle Tourism Boom

The global bicycle tourism industry is worth three times more than the bicycle product industry. If you own a...

Bike Shops Have a Bright Future in Our Internet Age!

I have no doubt that the future is bright for independent bicycle dealers (IBD’s) throughout Australia and New Zealand. But it’s not bright for...

Six Tips to Make Your Customers Want to Spend More Time in Your Store

You may not have heard of the term ‘Third Place’. The First Place is your home, the Second Place is your regular work...

New Technology Will Mean Greater Range, Smaller Batteries for Ebikes

Bosch is investing approximately one billion Euros (A$1.63 billion) in new silicon carbide semiconductor technology that is due to enter production in the first...

Giant’s Ebike Manufacturing Growing at 56% Year on Year

Giant expects to sell 600,000 ebikes in 2019, up from 385,000 in 2018. That’s a growth rate of 56% year on year. Giant...

Adventure Brands Goes Global

On 1st October Jamie Walsh, founder and owner of Adventure Brands announced the sale of his business to Global Fitness and Leisure.

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