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Chris Froome is investing in Factor Bikes – a Q&A with Factor CEO Rob Gitelis

The Factor founder talks new investments, growth plans, and industry bottlenecks.

Rapha's Custom division has been shut down

Rapha said it had "struggled to deliver an experience ... that our customers, local teams and communities expect".

Shimano expands consumer-direct options, but not for components

First Shimano North America, and now Shimano Australia has followed with direct-to-consumer e-commerce.

In the fight against climate change, should bikes be more like cars?

Can the cycling industry become more environmentally friendly, sell more bikes and encourage a circular economy?

Bikes projected to outsell cars in Europe two-to-one by 2030

Three cycling associations this week announced a new forecast for the cycling sector, which showed that Europeans are expected to buy an ...

Canyon eyes future growth as annual sales top €400 million

Today Canyon announced that its co-founder and current CEO, Roman Arnold, is stepping down and will become the chairman of the newly esta...

Cannondale and GT have ditched model years

Cannondale and GT appear to be following the lead of Cervelo and most boutique brands by removing year models from their websites and mov...

Colnago has a new owner

The 66-year-old Colnago brand has been acquired by a privately-held Abu Dhabi investment company, Chimera Investments LLC. According to I...

Boom and doom: Bike shops are in an anxious state of flux right now

While tumbleweeds roll through many major cities in Australia, the nearby suburbs are seemingly a buzz of activity. COVID-19 is changing ...

Zwift lays off senior staff, says it’s a strategic restructure

As recently reported by digital tech website DC Rainmaker, late last week Zwift laid-off a number of senior employees in what’s said to b...

Interview: BicyclesOnline’s founders on Cell bikes, Aldi, and international growth

Australia’s population may only be small, but its cycling industry punches well above the weight of many other, far more populated, marke...

Where have all the women's bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market

I had my first experience with the women's specific movement in 2002. “I ride a Trek 6700 WSD,” my 12-year old self would say, smugly, to...

Wahoo acquires Speedplay pedals

Wahoo Fitness, a company best known in cycling for its indoor smart trainers and GPS bike computers, has announced its acquisition of Spe...

Wahoo acquires The Sufferfest training platform

The Sufferfest has come a long way from its early days of offering basic ride-along videos to become one of the most loyally followed ind...

JRA with the Angry Asian: How much does 'soul' matter for bike brands?

Enthusiast cyclists often toss about the term "soul" when it comes to bike brands and bike models. Which brands have it, which brands don...

Australia has a new helmet standard on the way. Why?

When news of a proposed change to the existing Australian helmet standard began to circulate last week, it was something that made people...

Retail is changing: Decathlon Sports to open first full-scale USA store

As the world’s largest sporting goods retailer, the French company Decathlon will soon open its first full-scale store in the USA. Known ...

Representation matters in cycling, too

SRAM’s coordinated media blitz for its new Red eTap AWS and Eagle AWS wireless drivetrain components obviously created quite a stir yeste...

Industry tradeshow Interbike cancelled for 2019

America’s largest cycling trade show, Interbike, has been cancelled for 2019. Event owners Emerald Expositions announced the news today a...

What's happening at Rapha? An interview with founder Simon Mottram

Rapha recently turned 14. Like many 14-year-olds, the apparel brand is spending a lot of time thinking about precisely what it is, and wh...

Opinion: Amazon Australia and what it means for the cycling industry

For those in Australia, the biggest news hitting the country is that Amazon has just launched. Where Australians have long been regular c...