Canyon and the economy
This is something I've pondered for a while now but with the popularity of canyon ever increasing, this surely must be a bad thing for the uk economy (at least in terms of the micro economy that is bikes) it just strikes me that for all the bikes I see on the roads, all of the money people have paid for them has gone directly to Germany and out of the uk. I know we're a small part of a large picture so I'm not over emphasising the point here but as a one of a great many niche but rapidly growing markets (niche in terms of the high end) it concerns me that if every sport were to do this we'd begin to lose some of the brands closer to home. We all know the argument for supporting local bike shops vs the Internet but this strikes me on a national scale as supporting your local country vs Europe! From a moral standpoint, are there canyon owners out there that genuinely feel bad or did the discount more than make up for it?! Opinions welcomed on what seems a fairly complicated point!