It’s almost as though the wheel has turned full circle. For almost 100 years from about 1880, when bikes first became mainstream, through to perhaps the late 1970’s, most bike shops were in small, traditional shopfront locations, often in the inner city and older suburbs.
A few months ago, Cycling Sports Group Australia hired, Jeremy Goodale from outside the bicycle industry to be their new General Manager. Bicycling Trade recently met Jeremy and discovered that he’s making big changes fast, with more coming soon.
In a rare coup, Sheppard Cycles Australia was permitted show some 2014 Scott Bicycles at their Australian season launch event before their broader global launch at Eurobike. Ben Chand attended Sheppard’s event at Melbourne Olympic Park and Interviewed the General Manager of Sheppard Cycles Australia, Steven Paraskevas.
Giant have allowed visitors to tour their main factory for many years, but until recently, their C-Tech carbon fibre factory has been off limits. During my recent visit to Taiwan, I was given the opportunity to tour both the carbon and aluminium frame factories.
We all know you can watch your speed, check the gradient and so on with your Garmin. But how much else can you do? Michael Hanslip discusses how you can really get the most from one of these gadgets.
These days it seems to be de rigueur to have a Garmin GPS computer on your bike. For the uninitiated, all of the Garmin models take traditional bike computer functions like speed and distance and throw in the ability to record a trail of exactly where you went and how fast you were going at each point. From the comfort of your home PC you can then upload the fine details of your ride for a variety of uses (more on this later!).