A German bike company could turn the entire industry on its head

No industry has been entirely immune from the disruption brought on by online shopping. But so far, the high-end bicycle¬†business has mostly remained in brick-and-mortar bike shops. This week, however, an anticipated direct-to-consumer bike brand from Germany called Canyon comes to the U.S., a move that may have a marked effect on the industry. The main players in the bike world are Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, and Giant. And the way those companies and most others offer bicycles has been the same for years: through a bike shop. Founded in Germany…

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