Rick Vosper

All articles by Rick Vosper

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
March 15, 2021
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.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
January 11, 2021

As the market changes, so does the way suppliers and retailers interact.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
December 7, 2020

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

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
November 9, 2020

As retailers scramble to get enough product for 2021 and suppliers seek to increase their slice of pie, a new dynamic is emerging in the specialty retail channel.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 12, 2020

In a market defined by COVID-19, the controversy over a sales rep's value-add is more important — and contentious — than ever.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
September 14, 2020

As dealer and supplier strategies head in opposite directions, the Bike 3.0 model may face its toughest test ever.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis