Rose Bikes Stops Promoting Bikes within the UK Attributable to Brake Lever Legal guidelines
Germany’s Rose Bikes has introduced it can cease promoting bikes within the UK market on account of legal guidelines dictating which aspect brake levers have to be fitted on full bikes.
The information was initially broken by road.cc earlier this week who noticed an e mail despatched to a possible buyer asserting the modifications. At the moment, Rose Bikes has launched a press release confirming the information and explaining the explanations for it exiting the UK market.
Within the UK, market requirements and legal guidelines dictate that bikes bought will need to have the entrance brake operated by a lever on the proper hand aspect of the bars and the rear brake by a lever on the left hand aspect of the bars.
Whereas Rose beforehand provided a la carte type bike constructing, the place clients may choose and select components to finish their builds, they’re at the moment within the means of streamlining that and shifting in the direction of customary specced fashions. Rose claims this may guarantee sooner supply instances for purchasers however we have now little question that it is usually a less expensive option to run issues for Rose too.
Throughout this transitional interval, Rose has determined to cease promoting to the UK because it at the moment units all its bikes up the opposite approach spherical and “putting in the brake cables and brake levers on the other aspect would require the kind of particular answer for the UK that we merely can’t realise proper now.”
Rose is hoping this can be a brief change and can start on the lookout for a long run answer as soon as the transition interval is over.
Assertion: Rose Bikes
As a few of you could have already seen, we not too long ago needed to discontinue the meeting and delivery of ROSE bikes for the UK. This was a troublesome resolution for us, so we wish to take a while to clarify it to you.
Within the UK, bicycles are constructed otherwise than in the remainder of Europe: the market requirements and legal guidelines in Nice Britain, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Eire clearly convey that the entrance brake lever have to be mounted on the right-hand aspect of the handlebar and the rear brake lever on the left-hand aspect. For the remainder of Europe, it’s the precise reverse.
With the technical complexity of our bikes rising, we face the ever-growing problem of having the ability to provide reasonably priced Rose bikes with a excessive stage of high quality and security. And since we wish to shorten our supply instances for our clients, this summer season we determined to steadily shut down the configuration of bikes, in order that we’re capable of preserve our normal requirements. Putting in the brake cables and brake levers on the other aspect would require the kind of particular answer for the UK that we merely can’t realise proper now.
We wish to have the ability to assure each Rose bike rider that they’re sitting on a secure bike and preserve the identical stage of high quality. As quickly as we’re completed with the transition in our manufacturing and get extra readability about the way forward for doing enterprise with the UK, we are going to search for a long-term answer. As a result of we hope to quickly have the ability to provide our bikes once more to the UK and its very important market.
Till then, you’ll be able to nonetheless discover our bikes on www.rosebikes.com and in our shops in Germany and Switzerland. We’re hoping on your understanding.
rosebikes.co.uk continues to be energetic and can proceed promoting clothes, components and equipment till an answer is discovered.