almost every Dutch person has at least one bicycle and, more and more people than a regular bike and a road bike, mountain bike or e-bike. According to the bicycle manufacturer That is the market leader in Europe, the demand for sports bicycles and e-bikes has increased significantly, in part due to the coronatijdperk.
"the People want now is a mountain bike or a road bike," says the CEO of Ton Anbeek, in a conversation with NU.nl. The total demand for the bike was, according to the ceo of the company, with its head office in the city of Heerenveen, in the month of may will be about 25 percent higher than in the same month of the previous year.
According to Anbeek is a inhaalvraag. Even though the shops don't close, consumers have to be careful with the purchases made at the time of the lockdown. It was a rainy day, and a bike is a great buy." Traditionally, the months of February, march, april, and may are the months in which the fietsenverkopers first of all it should have.
People have to anticipate on a vacation in their own country,
But for people who have a bike and wanted to buy it, they did it in may, still. "Moreover, the gyms are still closed and people are anticipating a holiday in the country," said Anbeek. "That last one gives more of a demand for e-bikes." With the popularity of e-bikes, all years.
"We're seeing that consumers who already have an e-bike, after about four or five years old with a new need a wider range, for example, or a more powerful engine." The e-bike is in accordance with the fietsenproducent also be seen as a good alternative to the public transport network, and in this coronatijd.
The overall market for bicycles in the Netherlands is around 1 million bikes per year. "True road bikes and mountain bikes with about 30,000 units, but a small part of it. But for now, anyone with a sports bike wants to be in addition to the regular cycle, it will be a total fietsenpark to grow," says That to the CEO.
the Offer does not keep pace with demand < / p> The question is, according to Anbeek, still high, but the demand starts to leave. "The times run on it, and the availability of starting to be a real problem. "Starting from the Chinese new year (end of January-ed.) dried up the supply of frames that are already on it. Since then, the production of afgeschaald, and as the question went out, and his orders are to wait."
it's Dutch now, not only That, but all of the fietsenmakers is an increasing demand to experience, and purchase orders to forward to you. Items are even flown in, which is a prijsopdrijvend to take effect.
"At some stores, it is not a bike for sale," according to Anbeek. "Also, in the stores where our bikes were to be sold and it will be trouble-free. The industry as a whole, the question is not to them." Because of the demand for cycling is not the only high in the Netherlands and other European countries, to discover, in this period of time, to an increasing extent, the bicycle as a safe and clean mode of transport. Some of the models are no longer available."
now, That has brands such as Batavus, Koga-miyata, Raleigh, north carolina, Sparta, and the Babboe.