Bike Hub: 2019 Year in Review

Want to know what went down on Bike Hub in 2019? Take a run through the headline numbers, classifieds statistics, most read articles, the top contributors, most viewed and discussed topics... it's all here.

 

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Website Stats - Visitors


In 2019 we saw some modest to steady gains across most numbers and despite a generally negative outlook in our industry, Bike Hub remains on the rise.

 

Unique visitors
2 158 018
+9.78%

Pageviews
55 498 430
+5.18%

Sessions
7 623 159
+8.30%

Average visit duration (minutes)
06:21
-7.46%

 

South African User Split


48.88% Gauteng
31.85% Western Cape
9.92% KwaZulu-Natal
3.68% Eastern Cape
1.37% Free State

1.04% Limpopo
1.03% Mpumalanga
0.91% North West
0.38% Northern Cape

 

International User Split


46.30% South Africa
13.86% United States
5.17% United Kingdom
3.41% France
2.50% Australia

2.00% Canada
1.76% Germany
1.22% Netherlands
1.21% Spain
1.20% Italy

 

 

 

 

All stats for the period 17 December 2018 - 16 December 2019 (and compared to the same period for the prior year).




21 Comments

Veebee, Dec 23 2019 02:51

:clap: :clap:shows i'm still a newbie after all these years, always looking for advice.

Rocket-Boy, Dec 23 2019 04:53

Lol so the most active thread on the cycling forum was about running!

Also Dale you are slacking this year, strange not seeing you at the top of the poster list for a change.                                                                                   

Wannabe, Dec 23 2019 05:01

Where's the stats for the oldest but still active members?

Duane_Bosch, Dec 23 2019 05:07

Those top 10 posters better haal uit en wys on the strava stats thread.

Long Wheel Base, Dec 24 2019 07:57

Strange not seeing Gen, Patch and Pure Savage in the top 10...............

NickGM, Dec 24 2019 09:10

OK I can't keep this in any longer. The hyphen in KwaZulu-Natal is there to join two separate words. It's like Stratford-upon-Avon, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, X-ray or Sir Mix-a-Lot. So please put the hyphen between the Zulu and the English word, not in the middle of the Zulu word ("Kwa-Zulu") because that does not make sense. There, now you'll remember. I hope.

Hairy, Dec 24 2019 12:54

Oh Cr@p

Hairy, Dec 24 2019 12:55

Those top 10 posters better haal uit en wys on the strava stats thread.

Would you also like to see my Endomondo stats?

Jewbacca, Dec 24 2019 06:51

Those top 10 posters better haal uit en wys on the strava stats thread.

I haven't made many Strava's in the last few years.....

Patchelicious, Dec 24 2019 07:35

Strange not seeing Gen, Patch and Pure Savage in the top 10...............


As with Strava stats, been too busy making other people rich this year.

Pure Savage, Dec 26 2019 03:17

As with Strava stats, been too busy making other people rich this year.

And apparently I have been too busy organizing weddings...

Capricorn, Dec 26 2019 05:01

Total listings value

 

R 511 395 478

 

five hundred and eleven million?

In one year?

open or completed sales?

or all sales, active or completed since jan van riebeek landed till date of stats compilation?

Matt, Dec 26 2019 05:11

 

Total listings value

 

R 511 395 478

 

five hundred and eleven million?

In one year?

open or completed sales?

or all sales, active or completed since jan van riebeek landed till date of stats compilation?

 


That's the total value of items listed since 1 January 2019. We don't have data on what % of that figure is actual sales, but from past surveys we'd expect it to be 40-60% of that amount.

Capricorn, Dec 26 2019 08:29

That's the total value of items listed since 1 January 2019. We don't have data on what % of that figure is actual sales, but from past surveys we'd expect it to be 40-60% of that amount.

More than half billion rands worth of stuff pushed through classifieds in a single year..... a small slice of a huge pie is a mighty fine meal..

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Dec 26 2019 09:31

Well, one of my goals for 2019 was realised. Reducing post count year on year. Far lower this year compared to last ones.

Pure Savage, Dec 27 2019 07:36

More than half billion rands worth of stuff pushed through classifieds in a single year..... a small slice of a huge pie is a mighty fine meal..


Must be all the mint deals in the classifieds!!

Long Wheel Base, Dec 27 2019 10:07

That's the total value of items listed since 1 January 2019. We don't have data on what % of that figure is actual sales, but from past surveys we'd expect it to be 40-60% of that amount.

I guess it is hard to properly put a figure on this. So if someone lists a R100k+ bike(and there have been a few this year) and it doesn't sell. Ad expires, the bike sits in their bike room a few more weeks/months and then they decide to re advertise. I assume this then adds another R100k+ to the total.

Long Wheel Base, Dec 27 2019 10:31

OK I can't keep this in any longer. The hyphen in KwaZulu-Natal is there to join two separate words. It's like Stratford-upon-Avon, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, X-ray or Sir Mix-a-Lot. So please put the hyphen between the Zulu and the English word, not in the middle of the Zulu word ("Kwa-Zulu") because that does not make sense. There, now you'll remember. I hope.

I see your post never went unseen. The article has been edited. 

Help.Me.PLUS, Dec 27 2019 01:37

I think with that amount in the classifieds, maybe its time for admin to take a handling fee and work as the middle man. Once the buyer is happy with his purchase monies get paid over to the seller.....

BikeHub Plus, Dec 30 2019 08:24

Interesting to see that gauteng /western Cape switch between users and classifieds. More wheeler dealers in slaapstad?

It's me man, Jan 22 2020 11:54

More than half billion rands worth of stuff pushed through classifieds in a single year..... a small slice of a huge pie is a mighty fine meal..

Sshhhhhhh  SARS will be monitoring our sideline pocket money hobby for their pound of flesh now.