Rick Vosper

All articles by Rick Vosper

July 8, 2024

Remember all the bikes we sold during COVID? The riders are still out there, and they're still riding.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
June 10, 2024

For sure dealers are getting squeezed on overstocked bike pricing, but suppliers are feeling the same pinch.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
May 6, 2024
Churn, baby.

Bike shops are going out of business ... but new dealers are still stepping up to take their place.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
April 8, 2024

The very nature of our business is changing from relationships to transactions. And the business itself needs to change to keep up.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
March 11, 2024

The 2023 import numbers are in, and they tell an eye-opening story

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
February 12, 2024
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The more things change, the more they stay the same, and 2024 will be no exception

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
January 8, 2024

It's been a tough year for suppliers and retailers, and to get a sense of what happened on a nationwide basis, I reached out to Patrick Hogan, senior research manager for the PeopleForBikes Coalition. Fortunately, 2023 is finally over, and the new year offers a slightly less bleak picture.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
December 11, 2023

Sure, bike shops are going out of business, but new ones are stepping up to take their place at an equal or greater rate.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
November 13, 2023

The Quadrumvirate members may remain constant, but there's plenty of change in the rest of the top ten over the last 13 years.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 16, 2023

Staying small and lean seems to work, at least for some non-aligned dealers.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis