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"A true epic ... Brilliant read" - Faking It series gets thumbs up

"A true epic ... Brilliant read" - Faking It series gets thumbs up

Calling it "essential reading" Simon MacMichael of Road.cc said the BikeBiz "Faking It" series was the "most in-depth analysis of the nature, extent and impact of counterfeiting on the bicycle industry ...

Jonathon Harker
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Knog to appoint new UK distributor

Knog to appoint new UK distributor

Australian lights-to-locks brand Knog is to appoint a new UK distributor. The announcement will be made tomorrow. Knog has been distributed in the UK by Moore Large of Derby for ...

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Disc brakes: Trials continued 'despite numerous red flags'

The eagerly awaited introduction of disc brakes to pro road riding was suspended earlier this month after injuries sustained by Movistar team rider Francisco Ventuso at Paris-Roubaix. 

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i-ride.co.uk

Area Sales Manager
South East UK

i-ride.co.uk is the UK’s leading lightweight cycle distributor. Our growing portfolio includes Fulcrum Wheels, Argon 18, Orro, De Rosa, Continental, Speedplay, Thomson,  Etixx Nutrition, 3T, Northwave and many more prestigious brands. 

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Zyro buys Fisher Outdoor Leisure to form Zyro-Fisher

Zyro has announced the acquisition of Fisher Outdoor Leisure, merging the two businesses together to create Zyro-Fisher; a new distributor of Parts, Accessories and Clothing to the UK and Irish ...

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Miguel Galan-Davis joins BIKE as commercial manager

Miguel Galan-Davis joins BIKE as commercial manager

Miguel Galan-Davis has been recruited as the newest member of BIKE, the 24-hour cycling channel, and will take the role of commercial manager.

Kieran Howells
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Bespoked 2016 in pictures

Bespoked 2016 in pictures

Now in it's sixth consecuitve year, Bespoked has risen to become a staple of the cycling calendar.

Kieran Howells
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Faking It

Faking It

"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper," wrote the great 19th-century social thinker John Ruskin, "and the people ...

Carlton Reid
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Cream, Competent or Cowboy - which factories are faking it?

Cream, Competent or Cowboy - which factories are faking it?

An often repeated claim - from buyers of fake frames, and even some low-rent vendors - is that counterfeited big-brand bike frames are made in the same factories as the genuine ...

Carlton Reid
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Alibaba and the forty fakers - who's retailing the counterfeits?

Alibaba and the forty fakers - who's retailing the counterfeits?

"Buy Smart. Buy Direct." That's the tagline on Chinese e-tailer DHgate.com, suggesting that you're buying factory-direct, cutting out the expensive middleman. A search for "road bike" brings up 3,808 items, with ...

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When a fake isn't - open molds vs. the knock-offs

When a fake isn't - open molds vs. the knock-offs

Aliexpress.com sells carbon bicycle frames. Amazingly, it also sells the clamshell molds needed to make these frames. Carbon cycle frames are baked in these molds. Despite modern non-tube carbon frames being ...

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