Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Moore Large hopes to support IBDs with direct home deliveries

Moore Large is now offering direct home deliveries on all bikes and accessories as it looks to further support its dealers who are “keeping the nation moving” during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service will allow IBDs to order any bike or accessory through the Moore Large sales team and have …

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Marin Mountain Bikes offering drop-ship service during COVID-19

Marin Mountain Bikes is introducing a “fully PDI’d” drop-ship service for use throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The bikes will be prepared in a ready-to-ride state having been professionally pre-assembled using sanitary protocols for “utmost safety”. “While we are being asked to avoid direct contact with customers, dealers can still …

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Magura issues business update on COVID-19

Magura has issued a statement on its current business activities during COVID-19. It said that before the official announcement in Germany of school closures, it had put measures in place for its employees including multi-shift systems and regulations regarding working from home. Some of its employees are continuing to process …

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Saddleback to move to “minimum operating environment” amid COVID-19 outbreak

Saddleback is to move to a “minimum operating environment” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Regular sales manager contacts will be out-of-office, so all trade sales and customer service enquiries should be forwarded to either Chris Field or George Wise. Meanwhile, the Saddleback B2B remains operational and a skeleton crew will be …

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Gocycle reduces price of GS to encourage more people onto two wheels

Gocycle has lowered the price of its GS model by £500 as part of a number of measures to make the brand more accessible. The Gocycle GS is now priced from £1,999. All GS orders will come with a free Gocycle Portable Docking Station to enable storage and transit when …

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Accell Group provides business update, withdraws dividend proposal

The Accell Group is withdrawing the dividend proposal 2019 of  €0.30 per ordinary share. The dividend withdrawal is part of a package of managerial measures taken to ensure business continuity for the coming period. The delay in component delivery from Asia combined with the effect of lockdowns, resulting in bike …

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Cane Creek suspends operations

Cane Creek has suspended operations until 13th April due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All online orders placed during that time will be fulfilled as soon as possible on return. Taiwan operations will continue normally, reports Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN). The suspension is because Buncombe County and Henderson County …

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eBay waives fees to support small businesses

eBay is hoping to support small businesses with changes to its fees for new and existing customers. The company is offering a 30-day Indie Retail payment holiday for existing sellers and is waiving fees for all new businesses registering to list or sell until 31st May. “The offer will apply …

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Chicken CycleKit to offer direct to consumer deliveries

Chicken CycleKit will now offer direct to consumer deliveries. The distributor has said this will include ready to ride bikes out of the box, and its full range of components and accessories. The full statement read: It is fantastic to see the industry pulling together to offer as many options …

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Scicon Sports pivots production to develop face masks

Scicon Sports has pivoted its production of bags and protective eyewear to manufacture a selection of personal protection items, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The brand has converted its entire production line to create protective respirator face masks and protective eyewear in response to the request of companies, …

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