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Total failure

Futures Total Mountain Bike hasnt got one. A future, that is. Subscribers were told the current issue Jan 2000 will be the last.

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Is training a waste of money?

PAUL CLAPHAM believes training is important. But youve got to get it right, there are too many training courses good for employee CVs but not so good for employers. This applies to both IBDs and suppliers. Clapham cuts through the crap and tells a few home truths about training courses. NOTE: only one paragraph of this article appeared in the printed BikeBiz we have a lot more room in cyberspace!

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SRAM scale down race sponsorship…

...but ramp up support for IBDs and consumers. Robert Priest, SRAMs UK marketing manager, emailed BikeBiz with his take on the seismic moves that SRAM and other race-supporters are having to take as it becomes clear MTB racing isnt what it used to be.

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REVISED: Going, going, gone

Steel yourself: only £500 000 was raised from the sale of Raleigh's frame making plant bought for millions (mind you, this was what was expected)

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Trade Show 2000

If you're an exhibitor at this show, or are planning to exhibit, please read this important commercial interlude

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End of an era

Today the last Nottingham-built frame rolls off the Raleigh production line. Tomorrow the plant is split into lots and auctioned off

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Big Bang for bikes this weekend

TVs biking boffin Adam Hart-Davis, presenter of BBC Local Heroes, will open the Cycle the Solar System, a 10km scale model of the solar system on Saturday, where even dozy cyclists can ride at ten times the speed of light!

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Its official: more bikes sold in 99 than 98

Using figures we dont think Mintel or the Bicycle Association will dispute as inaccurate we believe bike production figures in 1999 look set to be 2.387 million, better than 1998 but not as good as either 1996 or 1997.

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