Archive for February, 2015

Bikebiz – CoreBike – EBCO

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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.

Full article here

BikeBiz – EBC expands sales force

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

EBC has announced that Nigel Watson has joined as senior account manager.

Watson has vast experience in the bike market and is joining from Raleigh where he successfully sold e-bikes.

The company said: “With the growth of the e-bike market in the UK and an expanding portfolio at EBC, it’s great to have Nigel on board to sell EBCO, Ave, D-Cycle and our latest brand, Bergamont.

EBC MD Paul Stanforth added: “It’s great to have Nigel working with us. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts with him and will be working on opening new accounts as well as offering support to our existing customers. He will be out on the road full time and is uniquely placed to sell and promote the benefits of e-bikes to the trade.”

Watson commented: “I am excited to be joining EBC and working with their amazing range of e-bikes, that have price points covering the entire market. I genuinely believe the E-Bike revolution / evolution is under way and EBC are at the forefront of the market in the UK.”

The new recruit will be at Core Bike Show, Whittlebury Hall (Room S7/10) from the 25th – 28th of January.

CoreBike 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

So, COREbike is over for another year. What a fantastic reception we have had, lots of interest in all bikes! The bikes that did raise the eyebrows however, were these few…