Rick Vosper

All articles by Rick Vosper

January 10, 2022
Experts disagree all the time. It’s when they start agreeing that you need to watch out.

We’ve just closed our second year of record COVID-driven bike sales, and the question everyone is asking is whether the boom will stay in place for 2022 or dial itself back to 2019 levels.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
December 13, 2021

The only thing we know for sure is that nobody knows for sure.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
November 15, 2021

Industry-watchers may be missing out on the biggest story of the decade.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 13, 2021

Why college Economics professors teach the bicycle business as an example of Perfect Competition.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 7, 2021

A version of this article ran in the October issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Most ambitious shop staffers look ahead to rising up through the ranks in the industry. How many of you have talked to a successful company's sales rep and thought, "I wish I had their job!"

Posted in Industry News
August 9, 2021

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.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
July 13, 2021

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

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
June 15, 2021

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.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
June 9, 2021

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.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
April 12, 2021

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

Posted in Opinion/Analysis