Finally, Business Insider spoke with Todd Grant, the executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, a nonprofit that promotes the interests of bicycle retailers in the US. Daniel McMahon: You have a close-up look at the US bike industry. What's your take on Canyon's coming to America? Todd Grant: Canyon's model is no longer unique.
The most talked-about cycling brand in the world right now is Canyon Bicycles, which opened for business in the US on August 15. The German company manufacturers high-end road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes and sells in more than 100 countries. And though its origins date from 1984, Canyon is only now making its American debut. Canyon says it differs from its rivals by offering technologically advanced performance bikes at comparatively low prices.
CHICAGO — One of the best bike racers of all time, Belgium's Sven Nys, lit up the local cycling scene here on Sunday when he jumped into a beginners' cyclocross race at Caldwell Woods and ripped around the 1.5-mile course for a few laps before pulling out and letting the local riders battle it out for the finish. Nys rolled up to the back of the packed field of Category 4/5 riders, the entry level for racing bikes in the United States.
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