Cyclorise Ceases Trading, and other industry news

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In a year where it’s hard to keep up with all the industry news, we’ve got a quick round up on recent developments for you:

Goodbye Cyclorise

First up, it’s been reported that Cyclorise – the UK distributor for Revel Bikes, RevGrips and Timber! Bells, among other products, has ceased trading. We’ve received the following email, which went out this week, reading:

“It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that Cyclorise Ltd has ceased trading.

“Both Sian and I [Tom] would like to thank all of our customers for the high levels of support you have shown us in the last 7 years.

“We sincerely apologise to any customers who have outstanding orders with us. We will be in touch with you all individually in the coming weeks.”

Their Instagram account has been removed and the website says ‘down for maintenance’.

As a small and enthusiastic operation, and our source of Timber! Bells over the years, we’ve always enjoyed our interactions with the folks at Cyclorise, including hearing of how having a child and gradually discovering the changing joys of riding with a child brings new experiences to mountain biking. We wish Sian, Tom and family well in whatever comes next.

PON Group Restructure Continuing?

Other news we’ve spotted this week is that PON Group is reported to be closing its CSG operations in the UK. Until recently, CSG was the distributor for GT, but that has now shifted to ‘Pon Bike Performance’, which now also distributes Santa Cruz and Cervelo. This leaves CSG with brands such as Cannondale, Mongoose, and Schwinn. However, indications are that Cannondale at least will be continuing to have a presence of some sort in the UK.

Raleigh UK Drops Parts and Accessories

In a move that narrows the available suppliers for local bike shops, Raleigh has dropped its Parts and Accessories function. That means the brands like MET, Bluegrass and Stans will be looking for new UK distributors. Raleigh UK and Moore Large, who went into administration earlier this year, were important suppliers, particularly for smaller bike shops. They’ll now be looking to source new accounts for workshop spares, as well as helmets and other products.

Wiggle CRC uncertainty continues

As Wiggle CRC and other SIGNA Sports brands continue through the administration process, we’ve seen a wave of redundancies across the industry. Some long term friends or STW have taken new roles, while others are still there holding the fort and waiting to hear if there’ll be a buy out or rescue package that will secure their jobs. We wish everyone well as they head to pastures new, or play the waiting game.

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  • dawson
    Full Member

    Argh, where will I get Smoove from now? Wonder if someone else will bring it in instead.. 

    Free Member

    Curious that Smoove wasn’t mentioned along with Revel, Revgrip and Timber. I always thought it was one of their more visible brands.

    When did Santa Cruz stop coming through Jungle? Thought that was the longest lasting pairing in mountain bike history.

    Full Member

    I think Pon own Santa Cruz who own Jungle. Don’t quote me on that though.

    Free Member

    That’s sad news, and rough timing. Good luck to all those affected.

    Full Member

    When did Santa Cruz stop coming through Jungle?

    They didn’t, PON own Jungle

    Santa Cruz acquires UK distributor Jungle Products

    Full Member

    Here you go… the “Pon Bike Performance UK” mentioned in the story as GT and Santa Cruz distributors “is” Jungle…

    “Jungle Products Ltd T/a Pon Bike Performance UK (hereafter referred to as Jungle Products)”

    Full Member

    Sad about Cyclorise, nice people. They did sell some rather premium priced products, maybe quick to feel the squeeze when there is a feeding frenzy on discounted gear from other suppliers?

    Full Member

    Very sad about Cyclorise. Also a Smoove fan – best lube imho.

    Full Member

    Didn’t see that one coming…

    I hope all shops are sent their orders or their money returned ASAP.

    Full Member

    Sad times. Best wishes to the people and families involved. Not a great Christmas present.

    Full Member

    Really sad to see Cyclorise go. The best people and definitely the best lube in Smoove.

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