Itís not the Lance Armstrong problem. Itís what I saw at a recent bike club meeting. The average member was over 60 Ė probably over 70. We have lost the youth.
In the early 70ís and 80ís BMX, Freestyle, and Mountain Bikes dominated cycling and were youth oriented. That market has largely evaporated. And despite the fact that billions of dollars have been spent on better bike lanes, participation in the sport has been flat for the last 20 years.
Everyone has a reason and answer but no one has shown any results. We are competing for peopleís time and interest and in an era of intensified instant gratification.
One thing is for certain, the vast majority of the people I saw at the bike club meeting wonít be riding in twenty years.
Thanks for reading Ė John Neugent
Special sale - additional 10% off ALL custom wheels
. Out Internet pricing is already low but for this weekend take another 10% off (discount taken at checkout). Choose from some of the best rims and hubs and have us build the wheels to your specifications.
Or choose from a great selection of close out custom wheels
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Just added to our Specials and Closeout page are some killer deals on cranksets
. We have limite supply of some new cranksets you can get at a very special closeout price.
THIS SALE IS SO HOT I WILL KEEP IT GOING FOR ANOTHER DAY. We still have our great wheel and rubber sale going for at least another day. Get the M28 Aero wheels
(1750 grams) with Michelin Lithion2 tires and tubes for only $45 more (total $214) or the R28 SL wheels
with the same rubber deal for $294.
and FC100 Bike Sale
: How often do you get to buy a truly great bike below wholesale? How often does that bike come with the very latest components and is custom built to your specification? Our alloy F100 is a close copy of the old Cervelo S1 frame. Made in the same factory (thatís right, a pro tour level bike). Our FC100 is made in a factory that used to make many of the Look frames.
Why am I doing this? Itís the winter, I have too much stock, and I am going to discontinue these models largely due to the need for some new graphics. I could also just tell you that I want to turn some inventory into cash but that would probably not work as well.
FC500 Bike Sale
: Of all the products we have ever sold none has come close to the satisfaction level this bike gets. Many of the owner become walking Neuvation sales people. Yes itís that good. For a limited time only get 10% off my already low Internet pricing on the FC500. Discount applied at checkout.