Cycle Republic....?

hopper1 Posts: 4,389
edited July 2009 in Road beginners
Whilst up in my local city today I thought I'd pop into Cycle Republic to see if there was anything of interest.
Now, I remember it was only a few months ago (beginning of the recession!) that these stores opened, and I remember being told that it was the 'new' arm of Halfords, trying to sherk their poor name.
So, I was surprised today, as I turned the corner to see the shop had been rebadged with a massive 'Halfords' sign!!!
As Cycle Republic the shop had always been quite busy, now they've renamed it Halfords it's dead!!!
Not Halfords best idea, must have been a huge needless expense too, changing all the signage.
Has anyone else noticed a change in these shops, now that they've come out of the closet?
Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!


  • carl_p
    carl_p Posts: 989
    Halfords have ditched the Bikehut and Cycle Republic branded shops as they were poor performing compared to their online and superstore outlets.
    Specialized Venge S Works
    Cannondale Synapse
    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed

    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Weird... I wouldn't ever use a Halfords store, but I did use Cycle Republic a few times!
    Manageds to get a Giro Ionus for less than a £100, too...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!