An article on the financial website Seeking Alpha paints a rosy picture for the future of the bicycle industry. The article states, “The global bicycle market shows significant growth revenues exceeding $61 Billion through 2011.” They list Dorel Industries (owner of Cannondale, Schwinn, GT and Monogoose), Giant, Trek, and Shimano as the leading global bicycle manufacturers. Aptly named Giant is the largest, with an 8% profit growth this year and global output expected to reach 10 million units by 2014. Electric bikes represent one of the fastest growing markets.
The article is an interesting read if you like this sort of thing.