Get in the saddle with Easyrent

Michael Maier and Rupert Nagl recognized the "hype around the bike" early on

The company "Top on Mountain" has grown to four sites since starting out in 2014, with a brand new ski rental store in Sudelfeld. It is now operating in Sudelfeld (2014), Bayrischzell (2015), Brannenburg (2019), and Oberaudorf (2020). The recipe for the success of Michael Maier and Rupert Nagl? Plenty of passion for mountain sports, absolute professionalism, and remaining open to new trends. And of course the strength of a successful family business.


The two entrepreneurs quickly recognized the hype around bicycles and heavily expanded the bike division at the sites in Bayrischzell, Brannenburg, and at the new branch in Oberaudorf. For Michael Maier and Rupert Nagl, this means not only hiring out and selling bikes, but the complete package including rider technique training, Trans-Alp tours with guides trained in-house, and corporate events.


"A new interface please!"

The two entrepreneurs use all WINTERSTEIGER product groups, including the Easyrent rental software for the bike division. “Easyrent is perfect for rental and we have worked together to optimize it for sales too,” explains Rupert Nagl. With a great deal of foresight, Michael Maier and Rupert Nagl set out their requirements to the Easyrent team, in order to make their daily work simpler and more effective. This is how the Easyrent interface to Veloconnect came about. Veloconnect is an open B2B interface for maintaining article master data and is supported by 100 suppliers for the bicycle retail sector. Rupert Nagl explains: “There are thousands of small parts in bike sales. Veloconnect prepares the data in such a way that this results in no further effort for us as retailers. Without the interface to Easyrent and the import, we would have to manually enter and check 11,000 articles. So far, we have experienced no errors with the interface. It's been running well, just as a faultless merchandise management system should.”

Achieving a great deal together: Peter Maniak (WINTERSTEIGER Area Sales Manager), Rupert Nagl, Michael Maier, and Gernot Chalupsky (WINTERSTEIGER Easyrent)

The friendly collaboration is a win-win for both parties and shows just what the great combination of innovative spirit and trust can achieve. “We entered into a working relationship with WINTERSTEIGER with positivity. The chemistry is good and we continue to mutually develop,” enthuses Michael Maier, adding: “The trusting relationship with Gernot and Peter is hugely valuable to us; we greatly appreciate their commitment and reliability.”