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Why the bike trade should ask 'why', not 'what'

Why the bike trade should ask 'why', not 'what'

Is the bike trade overlooking the emotional connection to cycling and getting bogged down in the technical specifics? David Evans of Spin PR thinks so… 

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Paligap: 'Why we're saying 'no thanks' to trade shows in 2016'

Paligap: 'Why we're saying 'no thanks' to trade shows in 2016'

There's a notable absence from this week's trade shows. Paligap's Managing Director David Lane explains to BikeBiz why Paligap has changed its show strategy this year...

Jonathon Harker
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Olympics

COMMENT: Will 2016 be like 2012 all over again?

Remember the London 2012 Olympics? Your accountant probably does. It turns out we’ve got another one this year.

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Cooke Components

Sales Agents – South East & London / South West & Wales
Southern UK

Cooke Components Ltd are looking for experienced & enthusiastic sales agents, covering the South of the UK, split into two areas – South East / South West.

Comment: It's about time women's cycling got more R&D cash

Comment: It's about time women's cycling got more R&D cash

It’s being going on for longer than bicycles have existed. Back in the spotlight with Save Our Soles’ ‘Sockgate’ and Colnago’s social media department’s recent error of judgement – for ...

Mark Sutton
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Online's reputation as a bike shop and print mag killer is in doubt

Online's reputation as a bike shop and print mag killer is in doubt

TV was meant to kill the cinema, online retail was meant to kill local High Street shops and the internet was meant to kill print magazines.

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Online sales

Amazon proves bricks & mortar shops still appeal to online retailers

This week we heard that uber online retailer Amazon is opening its first physical shop. No, it won’t be stocking bicycles (you’ll probably be glad to hear), but books.

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Sales rep's view: There's no next big thing, but lots of little things

Sales rep's view: There's no next big thing, but lots of little things

John Styles is an independent sales agent in the bike trade. Here the former marketing manager, product manager and in-house sales rep talks winter trading...

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Comment: How long until we're all on e-MTBs?

Comment: How long until we're all on e-MTBs?

It might have snuck under the radar for those not keeping a trained eye on the electric bike market, but some bold claims have been tossed about lately in relation ...

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Comment: Investing in the broad church of cycling

Comment: Investing in the broad church of cycling

Take a look at the below image, snapped at the August Boyley Jam (held in memory of former local rider Richard Ball) at White Rock skatepark in Hastings. It’s one ...

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HARKING ON: Investors are still keen to grab cycling assets

HARKING ON: Investors are still keen to grab cycling assets

Before you know it, half the year has gone and you've hardly had time to process the swathe of big name acquisitions we have seen in the first half of ...

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