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Elan acquires RaptoBike

Published on 16 March 2015 21:09, edited on 16 March 2015 22:34 (1385 times viewed) 1Comments

With effect from 1 April acquires the RaptoBike brand from it’s founding father Arnold Ligtvoet and will continue it’s activities

Arnold Ligtvoet: "After several good years with the start of RaptoBike I wanted RaptoBike to find a good home, where the brand gets a firmer base and literally gets room to grow."
As of April 2015, the brand RaptoBike can be seen and tried at the new location of in the 'Dutch Bicycle Center'. All activities will be continued by "Of course, all new customers are welcome for a test drive at our facility, however existing customers can also come to us for maintenance, service and any warranty cases. With this acquisition Elan gets a nice extension of our broad portfolio and we can offer our customers even more choice. " says Hans van Vugt.
The Dutch Bicycle Center becomes a true centre of recumbents with the brands Challenge and RaptoBike. Of course, all other brands (including Nazca Flevobike HP Velotechnik, Hase, Intercity Bike and Velomobiel) are also available at Elan for purchase and test rides.
To facilitate the transition from RaptoBike to RaptoBike shop will be open on March 21. On this date there will be an attractive discount on special models, some one-off pieces and lightly used parts. There will be no complete bikes or frame kits for sale on these days. Running orders will be fulfilled by RaptoBike.
Starting from April 18 RaptoBike can be found in it’s new home at Elan. To celebrate this joyous occasion the sixth annual RaptoRide will take place on April 19 from the Dutch Bicycle Center so that all RaptoBikers can get acquainted with this beautiful location and
The store Elan is found in the Dutch Bicycle Center on the Waal Dijk Band 8B in Nijmegen.
More information via Hans van Vugt or Arnold Ligtvoet.


Comments (1)


Arnold, hartelijk dank voor het op de kaart zetten van een nieuw ligfietsmerk en je enthousiasme om er iets moois van te maken. Tevens hartelijk dank voor je ondersteuning van team Cygnus!

Hans, heel veel succes met dit mooie merk!

janmarcel, 17 Mar 2015 09:00 2.0

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