We have a new interview with Todd Carver and Cliff Simms of Specialized's RETUL division. We are going to talk about the trends they see in the industry and how they see it shaping the future of cycling and cycling products. Hopefully you heard last week's interview on "The RETUL Story" - our version of How This Was Built. If you missed it, you can go back to episode #154 to check it out.
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Last week we spoke to the three founders of RETUL about the story of the company, how the three found each other, how they leveraged their unique skills, and how they navigated their way to success.
This week we shift gears a little, shifting from a discussion of the past to a vision of the future. We want to know what trends they are seeing in the industry? What are some of the products innovations that Specialized is developing? What is driving e-bike growth? Are there any secret products that they are working on that we can learn about first?
Let's get into the interview with Cliff Simms and Todd "TC" Carver.
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Articles on 303 Triathlon:
About 34 million ebikes were sold worldwide in 2017 From <https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/ebikes-electric-bikes/index.html>
263,000 bikes, a 25% gain from the prior year. From <https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/ebikes-electric-bikes/index.html>
2017’s tally north of 263,000, a new record for the market. Of that number, 215,000 were believed to have been imported into the USA during the year, with a further 15,000 thought to have been built domestically by various assemblers. From <https://cyclingindustry.news/number-of-usa-electric-bike-importers-jumps-440-year-on-year-suggests-industry-analyst/>
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