SOLA have been busy doing up to 30 Fox suspension service jobs per day that are sent in from bike shops around Australia. Bicycling Trade recently visited SOLA Sport at their headquarters in the western suburbs of Sydney NSW. The interview below is one of three stories that we'll be publishing.
Major wholesaler SOLA Sport, whose brands include Bianchi, Peugeot, Netti and Fox racing shocks have now acquired two prominent Sydney bicycle stores. As mentioned in a previous edition of Bicycling Trade, they have already acquired Atelier De Velo, which is on Clarence Street in the CBD and was founded in 2012 by two former Clarence St Cyclery employees, Chris Herron and Mike Shaw.
SOLA Sport recently announced its move to a new modern warehouse, workshop and office facility close to major transport and more central to its core customer base. "The move has allowed SOLA to expand its Fox service facility, as well as increasing its warehouse capacity, which will in turn facilitate quicker turn-around times on orders and more efficient logistics handling," explained SOLA Sport CEO Mr George Nisbet.
Atelier De Velo is an ambitious new bike shop / coffee shop opened by past Clarence Street Cyclery employees Mike Shaw and Chris Herron not far along Clarence Street from their former employer's iconic store.