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"They're just bits of plastic" - why cyclists buy fake Oakleys

"They're just bits of plastic" - why cyclists buy fake Oakleys

Oakley Radarlock sunglasses retail for £175. An almost identical pair - but fake - can be bought online for £20, shipped. Fake Oakleys are so common they are known as "Foakleys," ...

Carlton Reid
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Sham chamois - never mind the quality, feel the width

Sham chamois - never mind the quality, feel the width

RAPHA Simon Mottram, CEO and founder

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Moles, meet the molecatchers - officialdom takes on the counterfeiters

Moles, meet the molecatchers - officialdom takes on the counterfeiters

With the bulk made in China, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition estimates the global value of counterfeit goods at $1.77 trillion. Seven percent of the world's total trade is counterfeit in nature, ...

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Don't mess with the mafia - is it dangerous to expose the fakers?

Don't mess with the mafia - is it dangerous to expose the fakers?

"Don't name me - it could be life-threatening; we're really talking mafia behind the counterfeiting." That was the request and claim from one of the bike industry executives BikeBiz spoke to ...

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On your marques - what can manufacturers do to foil the fakers?

On your marques - what can manufacturers do to foil the fakers?

As well of employing in-house anti-counterfeit investigators such as Andrew Love at Specialized, or external take-down specialists such as Convey's Michele Provera, bike- and parts-manufacturers could use monitoring services such as ...

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Get real - how and why to avoid buying a fake

Get real - how and why to avoid buying a fake

Price is the obvious first factor to take into consideration when working out whether you're buying the genuine article or a clever fake. But it's not the only factor, and in ...

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Hope Tech's bike

Hope unveils 'no-compromise' carbon concept bike HB.211

Hope Technology's co founders Simon Sharp and Ian Weatherill have long held the ambition to produce a bike and now the bike in question has been revealed. 

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New Pivot LES

Pivot launches new LES hardtail at Sea Otter

Pivot Cycle has launched its new LES hardtail at the Sea Otter Classic. 

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Lay-offs, promotions and reorganisations at Specialized Australia

Lay-offs, promotions and reorganisations at Specialized Australia

The new MD of Specialized Australia Pty is Tony Smith, replacing Canadian Sam Monardo, who was MD for six years. Ten other staff have also been laid-off from the Melbourne-based HQ of ...

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Industry responds to UCI's suspension of disc-brakes in road racing

Industry responds to UCI's suspension of disc-brakes in road racing

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has issued a statement saying it supports the UCI's decision to suspend the trial of disc-brakes in the pro peleton but makes ...

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