Solothurn (ots) – The electric bike surpasses himself: 39’200 new bicycles to the engine whispers have been sold in Switzerland during 2010, representing 11.2% of the workforce of the new bikes. Topping the charts of cycling, as found in the past the number of sports bikes 195’500 units.
In 2005, it was up just 1,800 e-bikes in Switzerland, and here is barely 5 years later they are 22 times more, ie almost 40,000! These bicycle-friendly environment, sophisticated technology and comfortable lead thanks to the support of an engine, are used and appreciated today by large segments of the population. With high reliability, fai-able maintenance costs, high maneuverability and notable performances, they are ideal for multiple uses. A few years ago, and flown into town to town as alien craft by a handful of fans in search of individualism, these E-bikes have gained from their letters-very noble in quantity of variants and models, conquering both mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, pedal and persecuted by urban congestion.
The city bikes have lost ground to the E-bikes!
The bike “normal” daily, generously equipped with lighting, fenders, cargo racks, etc.. – More commonly called Citybike – has collected roughly competition of electric bicycles in 2010. With 116,000 units sold, it fell 15,000 units compared to the figure of last year. Connoisseurs of the industry attribute this decline to the fact that many buyers and buyers have opted for e-bikes instead of city bikes.
The bike is a popular sport
136,000 new ATVs, 15,400 racing bikes, 16,500 and 27,500 cycles Crossbike for juniors (20 to wheels 24 inch) split the sport bike segment in 2010. The ATV or “moun-tainbike” so appreciated even have accentuated its dominance with a jump of 8,000 units. Its popularity is due partly to the diversity of leisure and fitness of a society increasingly focused on the occupations of free time, but then also its multiple possibilities of use on paved roads or not.
One can generally observe that the bike valiantly conquered ground in the field of leisure and multiplies the miles, while signaling a slight flat on a daily basis and in terms of quantity. True to the motto: biking in sport or recreation is delivered in the wind and pleasure, to get to work or to shop, it has (yet) a nice potential. The segment of “bike daily” offers a wide range of activities in the cycling industry for the future.
Good prospects for 2011 season
The current positive trend in consumer caress the branch with a breeze of optimism. Just a little luck of weather and less turbulence in the economic universe that started the year turns into a good year for cycling.