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Brands - interesting statistics, maybe?

Old 06-07-16, 08:54 PM
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Brands - interesting statistics, maybe?

The three most common bikes at this year's Gran Fondo New York include usual suspects, but after that there are some real surprises. Because of all the foreigners, some brands were more well-represented than they are on any other weekend in the NYC area. For example, Canyon came in at 7th most common/popular. What got me, though, was Stevens; never even heard of them, but they were more common than Bianchi, Focus and Ridley COMBINED. They counted 93% of the bikes that officially started, so the rankings/proportions are reasonably reliable.


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Old 06-07-16, 09:12 PM
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Where's Motobecane?
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Old 06-07-16, 09:16 PM
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Considering Canyon is 7th and it's not even sold in the states, I'd say these figures have little value in terms of representing the average brand sales.
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Old 06-07-16, 10:08 PM
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This post makes me sad. I watch GCN, Bike Radar, even Durian Rider. There are so many makes out there I can't touch in the States.

LBS 1 - Specialized, Cervelo, Bianchi, Intense, Focus (bonus, I want to check these out, so many rave reviews on their entry level packages).

LBS 2- Trek, Giant

Performance - You know.

LBS in my old neighborhood - Noticed it right when I got into cycling. I walked my used CL bike over there to have it fixed. Researched it later and it turns out they are one of the best bike shops in So Cal. They aren't a Specialized or Trek house. For fast inventory they have the usual Cannondales and Giants. But they have BMC's and few brands I haven't seen yet in a store. Fantastic stuff to check out.

Bottom line. In the States, you can almost bump into a Specialized or Trek shop on accident, or find yourself in the Cannondale or Giant outlet. But anything else you need to spend some time to look for. Others you can't get unless you want to import yourself.
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Old 06-07-16, 10:15 PM
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proud to own a bike in the "other" category
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Old 06-07-16, 10:50 PM
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Twice as many De Rosas as Ridleys. Huh.
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Old 06-07-16, 10:56 PM
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Felt not making a showing. I think those bikes look great.
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Originally Posted by San Pedro View Post
Felt not making a showing. I think those bikes look great.
I will agree with this. Have 2, love them.
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The only bicycle brand I have on that list is Giant ... I have a Giant OCR3 on my trainer.

All the rest of my bicycles don't make the list, or are in the "Other" category.



Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
... Because of all the foreigners ...
Just an aside and incidentally ... apropos of nothing ... the first thing I think of when I see the word, "foreigners" is "US Americans".
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Much fewer Fuji giant and bianchi than I'd expect

More derosa and wilier than I'd expect
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Where's Motobecane?
Motobecane, Cipollini, Pegoretti and my Casati are all in the "other" category. I didn't see any other Casati, but I did see one or two of each of the others.


Originally Posted by Xherion View Post
Considering Canyon is 7th and it's not even sold in the states, I'd say these figures have little value in terms of representing the average brand sales.
No, it's not a random sample of bikes sold in the US at all. Nearly 60% of the participants were visitors from foreign countries; and it was a more "serious" group of riders than average.


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Felt not making a showing. I think those bikes look great.
I suspect part of the reason is, again, the high proportion of participants NOT being from the US, where it is generally well represented. At local races, I'd say it's in the top 10 most common brands, and I imagine that at time trial and similar events, it's better represented.

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The only bicycle brand I have on that list is Giant ... I have a Giant OCR3 on my trainer.

All the rest of my bicycles don't make the list, or are in the "Other" category.
And you have "lots" of bikes!

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Much fewer Fuji giant and bianchi than I'd expect

More derosa and wilier than I'd expect
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Twice as many De Rosas as Ridleys. Huh.
The number of Wilier surprised me, but I almost expected more DeRosa - they are a sponsor, and there's a contingent of "brand ambassadors" on Protos with Super Record; if it weren't for them, DeRosa would have been down a couple of spots at least.

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Old 06-08-16, 10:53 AM
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Very cool statistics! Didnt realize so many people traveled from outside the US for this.
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Cool graphic. Looks like more Brazilians than Californians.
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Old 06-08-16, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I'm surprised to see Cervelo and Pinarello ahead of Giant, but as you say, there was a large international presence.
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