New BRAIN issue: Sales of pricey niche bikes drove dollar and unit sales increases in 2015

By Stephen Frothingham

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pricey niche bikes — everything from plus-sized mountain bikes to gravel road bikes — helped power increases in dollars and units at bike shops last year, according to stats from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

The average cost of bikes shipped was up 5 percent last year, while the number of bikes shipped was up just a hair, by about 1,500 units over the prior year, to …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News