Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Better the devil you know?

So, you think discounting product to the bone is a disease specific to the bike trade? Think again, and thank your lucky stars you dont work in the rag trade...

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A database to die for?

Imagine having a database which listed all of the products of all of the main suppliers which you could easily add to your website, pictures included. Then imagine that any changes were modified automatically, keeping your website bang up to date. Furthermore, imagine that this database was dynamically linked to your EPoS system. It could all be a reality soon thanks to Mane Systems and Simon Watts

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Tools for the trade from IBD-friendly website

The new Shop managers button on Bikemagic.com takes you straight into the IBD section where you can update details on your shop and for free customise an online customer creation and retention programme. And the long-promised free microsite web space is now up and running.

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BikeLive gets TV plugs

This weekend's BikeLive witnesses one of the best ever collections of downhill stars on UK soil. And it's attracting the media...

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These pedalling Playmates love Lycra

The US branch of Castelli emailed BikeBiz to tell us about their new shorts insert and their new designs for the Italian racing team in the Olympics. Fascinating. But then the bit at the bottom caught our attention: the company is also sponsoring the PLAYBOY XTREME TEAM. Now thats news! (NB This article contains images and may take a while to download)

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B3: so good well bring it out twice

Still wading through the hundreds of returned data correction forms (and still booking ads) so the BikeBizBible wont be out until mid-September but, get this, well produce it twice a year

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Get more chicks on bikes

RockShox co-founder Christi Feeter-Stark will be launching a new line of women-specific cycle products at Interbike in September

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Haynes makes moves online

Flatter profits from Haynes but the car and bike book publisher says future innovations will include internet-only literature

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