Wintersteiger, the leading Austrian provider of ski maintenance equipment, has entered the growing bike category as a counter-seasonal business. After two years of market research and product development, it has launched a new Bike Services division, offering a package for bike rentals that includes automatic bike cleaning as well as drying, storage and maintenance. Its new automatic bike cleaning function is also on offer as a service to end users who are not renting a bicycle. The service can be provided by bike dealers or any sports retailers, including ski specialists, hotels and petrol stations. Wintersteiger’s Easystore bicycle hanging system can also be installed by companies to store the bikes used by their employees to commute to the workplace.