The Cycling Industry

CASE ID:M-0744

SOLUTION ID:38989

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Case Analysis

This note explores brand evolution in a growing industry. Four high-end U.S. bicycle frame manufacturers (Trek, Seven, Moots, and C?rvolo) compete for brand status in the $2,000-and-up mountain bike market. Challenged by a coming carbon shortage and famed cyclist Lance Armstrong's retirement, the continued domination of Asian imports, and the reduction in the number of local bike shops, this industry faces significant strategy challenges.