Steep incline: Despite rising demand, competition from mass merchants will limit growth

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Bicycle Dealership and Repair provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from mass merchandisers is expected to hamper sales
  • Recent employment upticks are estimated due to the growing popularity of metropolitan bicycle shops
  • Mass merchandisers are expected to continue to be a source of external competition
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Bicycle Dealership and Repair industry fared well over the five years to 2017. Attracted by the health and environmental benefits of cycling, many individuals turned to bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation. In addition, rising per capita income and increased participation in sports drove sales for industry products, particularly specialty bikes. Looking ahead, as consumers earn higher incomes and are better able to afford luxury items like specialty bicycles, sales and profit for dealers are expected to grow. To this end, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow over the five years to 2022.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    While the rising number of industry enterprises opens opportunity for new entrants, market conditions are difficult for all independent bicycle dealers. Competition against mass merchandisers offering similar products and services is high, and seasoned cyclists return to trusted dealers with their business, making it difficult for a new dealer to develop brand recognition. On top of this, the initial costs for a brick-and-mortar shop, including rent and equipment, can be heavy and require loans, raising the pressure for a new dealer to quickly break-even and obtain sustainable profit margins to cover costs. Pot

    Additional Insights for the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Aggressive marketing/franchising
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Participation in sports in the Bicycle Dealership and Repair industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry?

    Operators in this industry sell new bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. Industry operators often also provide repair and maintenance services. Used bicycle stores and mass merchandisers that retail bicycles are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Mountain bicycles
    Road bicycles
    Hybrid/cross bicycles
    Other bicycles
    Industry Activities
    Retailing new bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories
    Providing bicycle repair and maintenance services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Participation in sports
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • World price of crude oil
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Cycling on the rise
  • Industry structure
  • Competition from mass merchants
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer conditions
  • Trends
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Hybrid/cross bicycles
  • Mountain bicycles
  • Road bicycles
  • Other bicycles
  • Chart: Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 35 and 54
  • Consumers aged between 18 and 34
  • Consumers aged over 55
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bicycle Dealership and Repair

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Bicycle Dealership and Repair Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, household goods and other consumer products.
  • Bmx Bicycle
  • A type of bicycle that is used in extreme sports, such as racing and stunts on rough terrain.
  • Hybrid/Cross Bicycle
  • A type of bicycle that is designed for general-purpose utility and commuting on a wide variety of surfaces. It combines road and mountain bike features.
  • Independent Bicycle Dealer (Ibd)
  • A specialized dealer of bicycles that does not participate in mass merchandising.
  • Mountain Bicycle
  • A type of bicycle designed for off-road cycling.
  • Road Bicycle
  • A type of bicycle designed for use on paved roads.
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