CoreBike: Silverfish, EBCO, Hotlines, Extra and Endura
Miss CoreBike? Though BikeBiz can’t offer you the same show deals, we can give you a taste of what product is on the way.
Representing the electric bike business at Core was EBCO, who have taken on Bergamont e-bikes since last year’s show.
Paul Stanforth, co-director of EBCO, told BikeBiz: “In year one we’ll aim to have around 25 Bergamont dealerships and there are a few already signed up. We’ll have stock from this month and a range spanning £1,900 through to £4,500.”
AVE electric bikes are also now back in production following a restructuring in 2014 and EBCO has stock of a catalogue of bike ranging £2,000 to £3,000.
It was the own-label UCR 60 that had Stanforth most excited however. He said: “The new Trans X mid-motors are coming through now, though largely for £2,000 and above. Our UCR 60 retails at £1,499 so it’s an excellent choice for those who are wanting quality on a budget.”
EBCO’s business as a whole is enjoying the benefits of an emerging electric bike market in the UK, with the firm having grown turnover by 70 per cent in 2014. The firm has already set itself the goal of growing a further 100 per cent in 2015 and is looking to take its current 40 strong dealerbase toward 100 by the end of the year.
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