How the Stars Aligned for e-Bikes in 2021

Urban e-bikes were among the industry’s greatest growth markets in 2021 and are tipped to experience the highest escalation of sales in the next few years. An expanding array of modern and elegant designs will help boost their popularity among consumers.

Wollongong, NSW 2021 might well have been the most important year in the emergence of e-bikes. Continued sales growth, escalating technological advancements, corporate investment, infrastructure progress and global recognition of their importance to improve our quality of life all combined in an almost perfect storm for the e-bike industry. The validity of this assessment will…

Homegrown Cargo Solution Ready for Retail Partners

Tribe Bikes cargo bike

~ Sponsored Content ~ Tribe Bikes was founded from a personal need for improved mobility. Founders Nick Kalaf and Steve Bull had two young kids each, and found getting out and about on foot or by car was harder than it should be. “As bike enthusiasts, we tried kid seats on our bikes and bike…

Ebikes and Cargo Bikes

Ebike power

Only five years ago, very few dealers had an ebike for sale on their floor. Today, there’s hardly a bicycle brand or bicycle store that does not include ebikes. In fact the data that we recently published here shows that ebike sales through the dealer market have been growing by 50% per year and exceeded…

Cargo Craft Offers 50 Million Kilometres of Proven Reliability

Cargo Craft eBike

– Sponsored Content – For the first time, Australian bicycle dealers can now stock and sell one of the most thoroughly tested, locally designed, bulletproof e-bikes in our nation. COVID-19 has supercharged e-commerce. In many suburbs, Australia Post has stepped up to seven-day delivery, in all weather, road and footpath conditions. Only the toughest vehicles…

Cargo Bikes Offer Great Upsell Opportunities

Gary Cookson with the best-selling Yuba Spicy Curry.

– Sponsored Content – Some dealers have been hesitant in stocking cargo bikes due to their relatively niche market and higher unit price. But as Gary Cookson, explained, there are big upsides for dealers in the high value of accessories they can easily sell with each new bike. Gary is the founder of Cargocycles, the…

Passion, Expertise and Lived Experience Make Dutch Cargo Bike Your Perfect Partners

Tern GSD

– Sponsored Content – Dutch Cargo was founded in 2010 by Jurgen and Emmy Heikamp, two Dutch nationals who brought their experience and passion for day-to-day cycling with them to Australia. Since the start-up, Dutch Cargo secured exclusive Australian distribution agencies for a range of top quality European and global brands including Tern Bicycles, Urban…

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…

Why Dealers Love Australian Designed Dyson Bikes

– Sponsored Content – Naomi Dyson and David Metzke have spent years refining their range of ebikes and building a growing network of loyal dealers. From small beginnings Dyson’s total bike sales have reached the multiple thousands. “We started about eight years ago when we got some off the shelf bikes from China just to…

Innovation Keeps Merida at the Cutting Edge

– Sponsored Content – Unlike most brands whose bikes are sourced from third party manufacturers, Merida develops and manufactures their bikes in-house. “We have our own factory, which lets us focus on the development and quality of our extensive range. It’s a unique advantage,” said Mark Rycroft, National Brand Manager for Merida. Merida’s best selling…