Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mobiky x 2

First the Genius model, now the MY16 with bigger 16" wheels. The top of the line model has an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub.

mobiky genius and MY16
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I like the ability to pop on and off the subway with a small footprint and no fuss. Why are these not readily available in the U.S. ?

1 comment:

  1. It's the distribution channel.

    Currently, Mobiky has no US distributor so retailers have to deal directly with the headquarters/factory in France. Naturally, individual dealers buy in smaller quantities and this drives up unit cost. Additionally, with no distributor to handle warranty claims, local dealers have to communicate with France for parts. Lastly, the value of the Euro has substantially increased unit cost. I know because I sell this bike...

    Larry Lagarde