Outside reps have long been an invisible army within the bike business. Now the NBDA is stepping up to make them easier to find for suppliers and retailers.

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A confessed "trade show junkie" declares The Big Gear Show a success.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / The Big Gear Show / (e)revolution

As dealers and suppliers struggle to meet inventory demands and wait times continue to lengthen, trade show organizers are steadfastly bullish on their future.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic / Tradeshows and conferences / The Big Gear Show / (e)revolution / Eurobike / CABDA
Suzette Ayotte

After years in PR and marketing, Suzette Ayotte is back to her roots, making sales cold calls on bike shops. She says some things have changed in the bike industry. Others have not.

While the rest of the market is scrambling for product, the e-bike sector just keeps on growing. And that's a good thing for the IBD.

Tagged Supply chain / Electric bike

2021 is truly a supply chain nightmare, but that doesn’t mean the American Bicycle Business cannot quickly learn and adapt.

Tagged Supply chain

2020 brought unprecedented change to the bicycle industry. But when we look at the 2021 dealer count, the most surprising thing is how few surprises there are.

Ted Schweitzer says "no problem" is not an appropriate response when a customer thanks you.

Famed political theorist Harold Lasswell succinctly defined politics as "who gets what, when and how." It's important to keep this in mind when discussing the value of tax credits for the desired goal.

Tagged From the Magazine
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Pre-2020 there were two things equally as rare: COVID-19 and the 'Sold Out' badge on online cycling stores. You'll now unfortunately find both in abundance, with the latter following you around the site like your own shadow; plastered across product pages, category pages, and home pages alike.

The industry is in an unprecedented scramble for more product. But be careful what you wish for.

Tagged Supply chain

Tim Jackson says Arkansas has recently passed two pieces of anti-transgender legislation that are not only hurtful and endanger transgender children and athletes, but they create a real crisis of conscience for the sport and industry of cycling in the U.S.

Jay Townley

As an analyst and observer of the American bicycle market and business for the past 60 years, I began to ask how you can have a Bike Boom when U.S. imports of bicycles were "not exceptional"?

Showers Pass founder Dave Morrow says the Biden administration intends to take on climate change in a substantial way.

Kendall Young, who owns a brand management company, says single-source supply chains are risky, as we are learning.

Tagged Supply chain
A framemaker at the KHS Bike factory in Taiwan.

Sales rep Ted Schweitzer says the question is only partly rhetorical. He says domestic production would have many upsides.

SO 2013: Cannondale experimented with concept stores years ago.

Like them or not, brand-owned retail stores are here to stay, with Trek in a commanding position to lock in key markets nationwide.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The industry probably can't control when the current boom will end (although we'd all like to extend it). But it might be able to influence how it ends.

Tagged Supply chain / Broken Chain

The industry futurist says if the situation reduces inventory turns to unprofitable levels, that would be a glut to be concerned about.

Tagged Supply chain

This is not a goodbye, rather an introduction to follow me in my new role as president of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.


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