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Posted March 4, 2014

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — In 1980, BETO founder Lopin Wang moved from Taipei, Taiwan, to San Jose, Calif., where he worked for four years in a factory that supplied parts to Apple and Atari.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014
Asahi workers painting a carbon frame in its factory in Tainan City

TAINAN CITY, Taiwan—Asahi’s factory in Tainan City at the southern end of Taiwan has the capacity to paint and assemble up to 200,000 units annually, but the company is currently turning out just 30,000 a year.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014
Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-yih visited the Taipei Cycle Show in 2013.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Industry executives in Taiwan are eager to put 2013 behind them and move quickly into manufacturing and delivering bicycles, components and accessories for a soon-to-start 2015 model year.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 3, 2014

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday:  senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International is launching a five-event series of balance bikes race this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 3, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern Bicycles founder Josh Hon has been selected as an expert for a panel discussion on urban transportation at next month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.

Posted in International Tagged People / Events
Posted March 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) – Australian parts and accessories maker JetBlack Cycling has promoted its U.S. brand director, Mike Ely, to international sales director. Ely joined JetBlack last spring — to lead an expansion of the brand’s U.S.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014
Photo of the capital posted by League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke on Twitter

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Despite a snowstorm that has caused the cancelation of hundreds of flights and a shut down of most government offices in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists' annual National Bike Summit and National Women's Bicycling Forum opened as planned Monday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted March 3, 2014

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group said it is transitioning operations of its Australia business to Monza Imports, an action sports distributor based there. The change is effective May 1.

Posted in International
Posted March 2, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessory brand JetBlack has promoted Mike Ely from U.S. brand director to international sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look at how fat bikes are helping Nordic ski resorts get through lean times.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 28, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released an updated version of its adult bicycle Owner's Manual.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 28, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the goal of getting more women on bikes, Leigh Donovan has announced partnerships with Liv/Giant, SRAM, RockShox, Troy Lee Designs, CamelBak and KINDbar to launch her bike skills clinic business, ichoosebikes.com.

Posted in North America
Posted February 27, 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers to sponsor bike program at Austin conference.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — For the third year, folding bike maker Tern will be making its bikes available to attendees at Austin's South by Southwest music, film, and interactive conference, held this year March 7-16.

Posted in North America
Posted February 27, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has partnered with industry association Triathlon Business International to launch Triathlon Retailer and Industry News, or TRAIN.

Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 26, 2014
The event builds off of last year's E-Bike media event.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are joining forces to launch Charged Up, a media event focused on electric bikes and outdoor technology.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 26, 2014

QBP pulled the plug on the T-shirts before their planned launch at last weekend’s Frostbike open house and expo.

Posted in North America
Posted February 26, 2014
California lighting manufacturer to appear in three episodes of How It's Made.
Discovery Channel crew filming production at Light & Motion.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lighting company Light & Motion will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel show How It's Made.

Posted in North America

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