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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:00 pm 
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afaik Radon is the brand that offers best bang for bucks ratio.
http://www.radon-bikes.de


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We just got the mrs a 1k hardtail on cyclescheme . Did loads (I mean loads) of research and testing and talking to shops.

We came away with a cube ltd race by FAR the best value


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daj wrote:
We just got the mrs a 1k hardtail on cyclescheme . Did loads (I mean loads) of research and testing and talking to shops.

We came away with a cube ltd race by FAR the best value
Yup, I think only the Boardman can beat it for VFM

We're looking to move some of our eggs from having all our eggs in a Cube shaped basket and diversify our brands, thing is Cube make all other available brands look poor VFM in comparison


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What is your current range?


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What a tough choice!
I thought you meant what you did with teh list you gave - same as everyone else
Thats what i meant with the exclusivity, but as you say it generally means more money

What are fuji like? (if your not already on your lists! :oops: )


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What is your current range?
Claud Butler and Cube, we've just started stocking Ridley road bikes, but we're looking into the MTB side of things


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There is a german brand that do cheap bikes which are good value for money but i cant remember the name!
They keep their bikes cheap by inly doing one bike per application
(1 DH bike, 1Xc bike etc.)


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kaiser wrote:
What is your current range?


The reason I ask is I think you have the VFM bit covered with Cube, adding Focus for instance wouldn't really be diversifying. Lapierre or Commencal would compliment Cubes racy VFM image.


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cyfa2809 wrote:
What a tough choice!
I thought you meant what you did with teh list you gave - same as everyone else
Thats what i meant with the exclusivity, but as you say it generally means more money

What are fuji like? (if your not already on your lists! :oops: )
Indeed, quite a toughie

The list is what other dealers within 2-3 miles stock.

I'd love to get Orange in, but our customer base wouldn't buy them, just too expensive for 99.9% of them

The Fuji's I've seen were mid range £300 bikes, not that good really

It's the £500-£1k hardtails and upto £2k (mostly upto £1500) full suss bikes that currently sell


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What is your current range?


The reason I ask is I think you have the VFM bit covered with Cube, adding Focus for instance wouldn't really be diversifying. Lapierre or Commencal would compliment Cubes racy VFM image.
I'm looking into both those brands as well as Saracen

Most of our riders are XC/trail based, quite a lot of our MTB's don't even get to see a proper trail, just light off road usage now & again.


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