Industry

Pedla – more than another hipster brand

Unlike 10 years ago when the only cycling apparel you could find at bike shops was shop kit or replica team kit, there are now a plethora of start-ups who see the potential in launching a brand. With the ease of creating custom kit these days, almost anyone can delve into making their own kit […]

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BikeBug: How one Aussie bike shop is competing against the big brands

It’s no secret that many local bike shops in Australia are struggling to make ends meet. Last month one of Sydney’s largest bike shops closed their doors owing half a million dollars to creditors. On the opposite end of the spectrum, brothers Frank and Rocky Fortuna have built their BikeBug brand to be a success […]

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Local charities partner with online retailers but face industry fall-out

The local bike shop (LBS) vs online retailers debate isn’t new. It’s been common knowledge for years that consumers can get cycling-related products much cheaper online than in store, but local retailers often claim that overseas retailers have an unfair advantage and that they are killing the local cycling industry. While retailers have had to […]

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Strava – From the Beginning

Thoroughout the past two years I’ve been a keen Strava user and have been watching the company grow at a tremendous rate. I’ve always been interested about their backstory, their business model, and their way forward. Last week I spoke with Strava’s co-founder and CEO, Michael Horvath, to find out the answers to all these […]

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