De två schweiziska cykelföretagen Bold Cycles och Scott meddelar idag att de går ihop i ett strategiskt samarbete. Vad samarbetet i detalj kommer att innebära får framtiden utvisa. I pressmeddelandet (se original nedan) nämns inga ingående tekniska detaljer mer än att Bold i samarbetet kommer att kunna tillhandahålla skräddarsydda cyklar för individuella behov. Bold kommer fortfarande att vara ett eget varumärke och kommer få stöd av Scott när det gäller inköp, logistik, distribution och marknadsföring.

För den som inte har koll på Bold så är det ett relativt nystartat cykelmärke som grundades 2015. Företaget med grundaren Vincenz Droux och hans fem anställda tillverkar MTBs med en hel del innovativa och egna lösningar. Det mest spektakulära med Bolds cyklar är att de integrerat bakdämparen helt inne i ramen. Bolds nuvarande produktutbud innehåller två heldämpade 27,5+/29-modeller; Linkin Trail med 130-150 mm slaglängd och Unplugged med 160-180 mm.

Cykelkanalen fick en pratstund med Vincenz på Eurobike ifjol där han gick igenom alla unika lösningar på deras senaste modell Unplugged

 

Pressmeddelande från Bold Cycles och Scott

“Press Release

Bold Cycles joins Forces with SCOTT Sports

Multisport brand SCOTT Sports, established in 1958, today announces a strategic collaboration with Bold Cycles. The Swiss based company was founded in 2015 by Vincenz Droux in Biel, close to SCOTT’s global headquarters. Bold Cycles has earned a reputation as a radical innovator in the bike industry. Thanks to highly sophisticated technological frame solutions and, as a result, winning several awards such as the Eurobike Award 2015 and the Design&Innovation Award 2016/2019, Bold Cycles has come a long way in a short time.

Beat Zaugg, CEO SCOTT Sports: “Bold is a very promising start up company with highly passionate employees and a great vision. Their values and their innovation spirit fit very well to the culture of SCOTT. We furthermore see a great potential with Bold Cycles to serve a customer segment that wants to tailor their bike to their individual needs.”

Vincenz Droux, a passionate MTB enthusiast and multi-award-winning professional designer, will continue to lead Bold Cycles as the R&D mastermind. The company will be further operated by him with the help of his five employees as an independent brand but will be strategically supported by SCOTT with regards to sourcing, logistics, global distribution and marketing.

Vincenz Droux CEO Bold Cycles Ldt: “From an idea, a technology has grown, and based on our passion a brand was born. With SCOTT, a partnership has now been developed with which we are prepared for the future in an exciting market environment. With Bold, we want to remain at the forefront of innovation and surprise the bike world with new products. Within the SCOTT Sports Group we find the best conditions for this objective and we will be able to concentrate even more on product development. It remains our concern to maintain our independence and to stand up for it. With SCOTT, we are pleased to have a strong partner on our side who will continue and expand the path we have taken.”

About Bold Cycles:

In 2015 Vincenz Droux turned his vision into reality and presented the “Linkin Trail”, a bike with an internal suspension system. Bold Cycles was born. Vincenz Droux and his design agency “Flow” previously designed and developed products and corporate designs for several international brands. Bold Cycles is in Biel, Switzerland.

About SCOTT Sports:

SCOTT is an international sports brand with a global approach, developing and distributing Bike, Winter, Running and Motosport products.  R&D, Sales and Marketing are managed from the SCOTT headquarters in Givisiez, Switzerland. SCOTT employs more than 1000 people worldwide and sells products in more than 100 countries. “Innovation – Technology – Design” is the mission statement, expressing exactly what SCOTT Sports‘ products stand for.”

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