FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) — Looking to take the guesswork out of stocking headsets, Cane Creek is offering free to retailers a market report on headset trends.
The 2013 State of the Headset Market report analyzes headset spec on more than 3,000 model-year 2013 bicycles and provides a breakdown of mid- and high-level models, including straight versus tapered headtube and Press-Fit versus integrated, as well as stocking guidance for each headtube type.
“There are two questions we get most often: ‘What the heck is going on with headsets?’ and ‘What inventory do I need to stock to meet the needs of my customers?’” said Chris Strout, director of aftermarket sales for Cane Creek. “Bicycle headtubes and headsets have changed dramatically in just a few short seasons. Nobody has looked at the big picture before on behalf of retailers. This in-depth analysis of the market allows us to make practical recommendations for their inventory.”
The report is available on the Cane Creek website. To download, click on this link and enter the password “canecreekrocks.”
Cane Creek also continues to offer its Headset Fit Finder, a searchable database of more than 10,000 bicycle models with their headset requirements.