By Kate Tracy
From Business Den
Another bike brand is rolling into Golden.
Already home to bike makers Yeti Cycles, Spot and Proudfoot, the city nabbed the U.S. headquarters for Commencal. The bike company is based in Andorra, a small mountainous country between France and Spain.
Commencal leased 8,550 square feet at 150 Capital Drive, in the same office complex as Yeti and Spot. It is relocating its headquarters from Carlsbad, California, and hopes to open in Golden this summer.
“We need to be more central in terms of shipping,” U.S. manager Stephane Pons said. “We are three days between here and anywhere,” he said of the California location.
Plus, the Colorado trails suit Commencal’s products. The singletrack here is similar to Andorra’s in terms of dryness and rockiness – although less steep, Pons said. Since Commencal bikes appeal to downhill or enduro mountain bike racers, the company wanted to be closer to more of those trails and riders.
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