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

I would like to take this opportunity to share our brand vision for retailers and riders alike. More importantly, I want to emphasize our belief in human connection and the retail network we operate with; plus celebrate all retailers who drive the cycling life in America.

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

The more things change in the bike business, the more they stay the same.

It's the middle of summer and inventories are still up while sales are still down. So what do we do now?

Inventories are up, sales are down. So why are bike companies still spending millions on professional road racing teams?

After digging into the available data and information emerging about the economy, the American consumer, and the dynamic changes brought about by the pandemic, I offer the following working theories for your consideration.

More Americans are riding bikes now than at any point during the past 20 years. So why aren't they buying new ones?

Guest Editorial by The Out-of-Class Electric Vehicle Working Group

Tagged Electric bike

Between record high inventory levels and record low sales, spring can't get here soon enough. So where the heck is it?

Industry consultant Jay Townley says the industry bears responsibility to deal with e-bike safety concerns.

Tagged Electric bike

Can powersports brands successfully invade the IBD e-bike market? Answer: They're trying, but it's complicated.

Tagged Electric bike

Former retailer Tobie DePauw says there is incredible potential for retailers who can harness the momentum of excited riders in the wake of the bike boom. Like in judo, you can use their inertia to your advantage.

Every day at IMBA, we’re hearing from a land manager, an IMBA Local partner, a local trail champion, or a recreation professional about e-MTBs. From questions about the class system, to identification, management, enforcement, speed, trail etiquette — while mountain bike trails and riding styles vary widely, we’re observing a common set of challenges with e-MTBs.

Too many bikes is nothing new. In fact we’ve been oversupplying ourselves for a decade.

Steve Maxwell, co-editor of The Outer Line, takes a look at the cycling media landscape, reviewing the myriad challenges of recent years, and suggesting five key factors for future success.

Former members of the professional mechanics' group provided an update.

Tagged Retailer education / Advocacy/Non-profits
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The IBD isn't dead, but it definitely ain't what it used to be. Suppliers, too. In fact, the entire specialty retail channel is adapting to a new way of doing business.

While the industry strives to diversify its audience and product offerings to become more inclusive, Marley Blonsky and her organization All Bodies on Bikes are taking the lead to welcome and include riders of all sizes.

Clint Sandusky.

E-bike rider education — and how retailers can foster it — was highlighted at the California Association of Bicycling Organizations' CABDA West Expo booth.

Tagged Electric bike


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