KCNC establishes UK footing

Clee Cycles speaks out two years after picking up the brand
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KCNC's line-up of high quality, lightweight bike components is attracting increasing numbers of trade fans, according to the brand's UK distributor.

Speaking to BikeBiz, Andy Jones, Clee Cycles owner and KCNC distributor, said: “The smaller IBDs that have customers looking for weight savings for competition bikes, or just something that looks a bit different. The range of anodized colours seem to be making a comeback, and some lower value items such as jockey wheels, headset spacers and bolts can really add a classy finish to a custom bike.”

Pricing has been an essential part of dealer attraction to KCNC: “The draw is excellent value for money compared to other brands. We’ve kept prices competitive during the last 12 months to try and keep the brand alive during the economic downturn – this has been maintained for 2010 with no price rises.”

Jones originally took the brand on after the demise of its former distributor: “The UK distributor folded meaning we had no supply, so we approached KCNC directly and it agreed to supply us. We continued to retail, then decided it was worth pushing its products in the UK, so agreed a distribution contract. This is our second year of distribution and the brand is establishing a good reputation.”

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