Welcome to our February edition of Bicycling Trade. Once again I’ve been on the road visiting bicycle wholesalers and retailers to gather together another 10,000+ words of stories and photos for you to read in your ‘spare time’!
Specialized Bicycle Components is now offering the ‘Turbo’ electric-assist bicycle to its dealers in Australia. Specialized have announced 18 initial dealers including at least one dealer in all six states and the ACT. For many of the dealers, which sell ‘high end’ road and mountain bikes, this will be their first foray into ebikes.
The National Museum of Australia (NMA), which is headquartered in a striking building on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, is compiling an exhibition to be called ‘Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia’.
According to a press release from Bicycle Industries Australia dated 3rd Feb 2014, South Australia has become the fifth Australian State or Territory to formally adopt the European standard for eBikes, EN15194. NSW, Vic, Qld and the ACT have already adopted the standard, leaving only NT, Tas, and WA to go.