Rose Bikes will no longer ship any orders to the UK, including those for parts and accessories.
Earlier this year, Rose announced it was pulling out of the UK bike market, having deemed it impractical to continue supplying bikes with the brakes set up ‘moto’ style (right = front) as required by UK law.
With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit now looming and key deadlines for agreeing a trade deal in time for the end of the current transition period passing by the day, Rose has now gone further and put a stop to all orders from the UK, including those for parts and accessories.
UK visitors to Rose’s website are now greeted by a pop-up explaining this. It states that existing orders shipped by 20 December – this Sunday past – will still be fulfilled, but those that can’t meet this deadline would be cancelled.
Where goods can’t be shipped in time, Rose has promised to email customers affected, and expressed an ambition to be able to resume taking UK orders in the future.
For the time being, however, this means that current owners of Rose bikes in the UK will not be able to buy spares for their bikes including essential replacement parts such as derailleur hangers, that might be needed after a crash or damage. Rose also sells a wide range of aftermarket components.
Even if the current stoppage on parts and accessories orders can be resolved, we still don’t know if or when Rose might sell complete bikes to the UK again.
Rose’s bikes have been consistent high-scorers in our tests over the years, with models such as the Pro SL Disc 105 offering huge value for money, competing head-to-head with the likes of Canyon and Ribble Cycles.
We’ve asked Rose for further comment and will update this article when we know more.