Many consumer-facing websites already carry time-lagged ‘news feeds’ from BikeBiz.com so it makes sense to make these stories available to all.
The bulletin board and trade-sensitive news stories will remain off-limits, requiring access by passwords.
Despite so much of the site being trade-only to date, BikeBiz.com is one of the biggest bike sites in the UK. Earlier this year it was ranked third in the £4000-a-year Hitwise web popularity measuring statistics, beaten only by Singletrackworld.com and Bikemagic.com.
The BikeBizBible address directory and the always-packed-with-jobs SitsVac pages power the public-access parts of the site. And now, with regular news items, the site will become even more of a draw.