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davechopoptions edspratt's article
Feb 5, 2024 at 8:09
Feb 5, 2024
davechopoptions dariodigiulio's article
Jan 19, 2024 at 0:05
Jan 19, 2024
Hardtail Roundup: 17 Compelling & Progressive Options
Not sure that Rocky Mountain know what a growler is over here?
davechopoptions sarahmoore's article
Jan 9, 2024 at 12:39
Jan 9, 2024
Greg Minnaar Joins Norco - Full Interview
Best news is Kathy returning to the WC scene.
davechopoptions alicialeggett's article
Jan 8, 2024 at 9:33
Jan 8, 2024
[Updated with Company Statement] Orange Bikes Intends to Appoint Administrator
@FuzzyL: Covid was a triple kick in the balls - they didn't have sufficient stock in the boom, then like everyone else ordered loads to satisfy the demand that was apparent - supply chain couldn't cope with the sudden massive upturn in demand and lead times became horrific with some parts lead times from major parts suppliers going to 900 days. When the bikes were finally ready, the freight companies massively inflated their costs, and when the bikes arrived, they were too late for the demand as it had been satisfied by the big brands with the most leverage over their vendors, and Orange (and others) are left with way too much unwanted stock at hugely inflated prices that they had no option but to pay. Sure - the FS stuff is built in the UK, but needs the same parts as the Far Eastern stuff to build, so same story, and the bulk of their line is 100% sourced from Asia. Brexit has had other issues relating to export for them, but the Covid boom/bust is likely the biggest factor along with the fact that the big brands over-ordered horrifically at that time and destroyed the market value of bicycles by slashing their prices to clear stocks. They're still doing it now. Small brands like Orange over-ordered to a far lesser degree, but pay the price of the big brands more unrealistic order volumes. 100% right about the range lacking focus though.
davechopoptions alicialeggett's article
Jan 8, 2024 at 6:55
Jan 8, 2024
[Updated with Company Statement] Orange Bikes Intends to Appoint Administrator
@lewiscraik: They still need to buy components to have at hand to build bikes based on what they expect to sell for each model/size - this is where the money is tied up on the UK made product.
davechopoptions alicialeggett's article
Jan 7, 2024 at 12:37
Jan 7, 2024
davechopoptions edspratt's article
Jan 7, 2024 at 3:53
Jan 7, 2024
Haribo Among Companies Owed Money by Wiggle After it Entered Administration
@justanotherusername: What an odd and unpleasant thing to say.
davechopoptions alicialeggett's article
Jan 7, 2024 at 2:51
Jan 7, 2024
[Updated with Company Statement] Orange Bikes Intends to Appoint Administrator
Ironic that they’re one of the few brands not to offer an in-frame storage solution.
davechopoptions alicialeggett's article
Jan 7, 2024 at 2:49
Jan 7, 2024
[Updated with Company Statement] Orange Bikes Intends to Appoint Administrator
@Allen82: “Those damn foreigners are taking the jobs that we don’t want”…. Care industry and hospitality industry amongst many others now struggling to recruit staff. Utter shitshow.
davechopoptions edspratt's article
Jan 7, 2024 at 2:40
Jan 7, 2024
Haribo Among Companies Owed Money by Wiggle After it Entered Administration
@justanotherusername: You do? Weird as I agree with the others.
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