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Cycle Republic adds Brompton to store lineup

Cycle Republic has added Brompton bikes to its lineup across 21 nationwide stores. This follows the announcement last month that Halfords Group and Brompton Bicycle have agreed a long-term strategic partnership. All shops now feature a selected range of bikes and accessories, and nearly a third will have 20 Brompton …

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Gore launches C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 jacket

Gore has launched the Gore C5 1985 Gore-Tex Shakedry insulated jacket. The jacket combines the Gore-Tex Shakedry product technology with Polartec Alpha, a polyester knit featuring low-density fibres that "allows sweat to move freely to the outside". Product manager Jürgen Erd said: “We chose this versatile insulation material because it is …

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Pivot’s Les Fat bike increases wheel size

Pivot Cycles has announced the Les Fat bike with new 27.5 inch wheels and tyre spec. Complete bikes are offered with a Pro XT/XTR build, rigid or Manitou Mastodon fork options and 27.5 + by three inch or 27.5 inch by 3.8 inch fat bike tyres. The 27.5 inch build …

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Powabyke clinches Italian deal

Powabyke UK has secured sole UK distribution rights with Italian brand MBM for its new range of e-bikes. MBM has been manufacturing bikes since 1973 and the company’s new range of e-bikes was launched earlier this year, featuring Italian designed and built 80Nm crank drive motors. The range comes with a …

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Rad Power Bikes introduces 2019 line-up

Rad Power Bikes has announced its 2019 line-up, including the new RadMini Step-Thru. The range also features upgrades across the RadRover, RadWagon, RadMini, RadCity, and RadCity Step-Thru models. It is scheduled to be released in January. Mike Radenbaugh, co-founder and CEO of Rad Power Bikes, said: “By combining our pioneering …

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Footfall declines in October

Footfall in October fell by two per cent on the previous year, according to the latest BRC Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor. This was a deeper decline than September when footfall fell by 1.7 per cent. High Street footfall fell by 2.3 per cent, with Northern Ireland and Greater London the …

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Troy Lee Designs names Dutch Schultz as COO

Troy Lee Designs (TLD) has hired Dutch Schultz as chief operating officer, Bicycle Retailer reports. Schultz had previously been executive consultant at TLD, and had also previously served as senior vice president of global product for Volcom. TLD chief executive Jason Steris said: "Having closely worked alongside Dutch at Volcom, …

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Fazua partners with Comodule to develop e-bike app

Fazua has partnered with Comodule to develop an app for e-bikes users with the Fazua ‘evation’ drive system. The app is compatible with all e-bikes equipped with the system, and includes GPS navigation, tracking and a speedometer. Fazua head developer Pablo Diez said: “The idea behind the Fazua app was to …

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Cycling market ‘to grow to $44.4 billion by 2022’

The global cycling market will grow to $44.4 billion from 2018 to 2022, according to figures revealed by Research and Markets. The rise will be largely driven by the rise of e-bikes, integration of mechatronics and IoT, and increased diversification. The predictions were revealed at the Taipei Cycle Show, which had 37,000 …

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Lime launches in Australia

Lime-E electric assist bikes are now available in Sydney, with the aim to help ease congestion in the city. The new comes as the first Lime-S electric scooters launched in Australia earlier this week, less than a month after launching in Auckland and Christchurch. On 7th November, the company announced …

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