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SPECIALIZED WILL BEGIN TO OFFER CONSUMER-DIRECT BICYCLE SALES NEXT WEEK

It’s been reported that a number of the shops that Trek has purchased had been Specialized dealers previously. It appears that Trek has been trying to increase its market share in the U.S. by increasing the availability of Trek bikes. The option of consumer-direct purchasing of Specialized bikes will likely make it even easier for buyers to purchase Specialized bikes in the year ahead, so the move by Specialized could help them gain back the market share lost to Trek.

Hard Tales: How to Start Your Own Bike Shop

We asked Rich Bartlett, the founder of Block Bikes in Lancaster, California, if he could share some of his thoughts on what it takes to start a bike shop. As brick-and-mortar bicycle shops seem to become more and more obsolete, the need to be a true destination is more important than ever. The key elements […]