Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

What to do next when shutting up shop

As a third national lockdown continues, the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is offering guidance to IBDs throughout the country. ACT PR and marketing executive Tabitha Walker outlines some of the help available to bike shops On 4th January, the Prime Minister took the necessary step of enforcing yet another …

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BikeBiz February edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz February is now available online. This month, we hear about key industry trends from Jazz Walia, Adrian Warren and Jez Williman, catch up 2020’s BikeBiz Awards P&A winners Madison and Muc-Off, and look at what Brexit means for the bike industry. This month’s sector guides …

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Extra secures exclusive distribution of Motorex in UK and Ireland

Extra is to start distribution of Motorex Bike Line products for the UK and Ireland from today, 1st February. Founded in 1917, Motorex is an independent family-owned Swiss company. It offers a comprehensive range of bicycle maintenance products which includes biodegradable cleaners and lubes, greases, hydraulic brake fluids, specialist sprays …

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Intense Europe forms exclusive distribution partnership with Parts Europe

Intense Europe has formed an exclusive partnership with Parts Europe to distribute its new Tazer MX PRO e-MTB throughout Europe. Parts Europe is the European arm of US-based Parts Unlimited. This new collaboration with Intense Europe is based on the launch of the Tazer MX in the US last October. “Having …

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Bianchi establishes new French division for direct distribution

Bianchi has opened a French division for direct distribution. Starting today, 1st February, Christophe Soenen will assume his new position as director of Bianchi France, following a career as managing director of another company in the cycling industry. With Soenen, Bianchi is aiming to strengthen its international team of managers, …

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Pure Electric agrees distribution deal with Analog Motion

Pure Electric has agreed an exclusive distribution deal with Analog Motion to offer its customers the new Analog Motion AMX Le Classic. “The e-bike is set to define the highly competitive lightweight commuter category,” said a statement, “following a series of customer-led refinements by Analog Motion from the original AM1 …

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Continental restructures management of Specialty Tires business unit

Continental has changed its management in the Specialty Tires business unit. Wolfgang Thomale, head of the entire Specialty Tires business unit, is now also responsible for the associated Two-Wheel Tires segment, which was previously under the management of Thomas Falke. Falke is now responsible for the Commercial Specialty Tires segment, which …

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CloseTheGap, UpShift Sports collaborate for export business development

Mathijs Wagenaar and Phillip Lucas have announced their collaboration for export business development for the CloseTheGap brand through Lucas’ consulting entity UpShift Sports. After seven years as editor of Fiets, Wagenaar founded CloseTheGap in 2015 with the HideMyBell. With five years of local manufacturing experience and product refinement under its …

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Hutchinson Tires becomes Hutchinson Cycling Dpt, launches new website

Hutchinson Cycling Dpt., formerly known as Hutchinson Tires, has unveiled its new website. The brand has invested time and resources in building a new content-rich site to improve online interaction with customers and provide a comprehensive catalogue of its complete current range of tyres, technologies and accessories covering all disciplines …

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Stan’s NoTubes expands distribution, strengthens European presence

Stan’s NoTubes is expanding its representation in Europe, Scandinavia and the United Arab Emirates. It has welcomed four new distributors: Damil Components/Montalbetti in Italy, Zelvegian Brothers in Greece, Ikandomore in Denmark covering the Nordic region, and The Floating Pivot in the UAE. The brand has also increased stock levels at …

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