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Posted March 30, 2015

ZWOLLE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Fast Forward Wheels has moved its headquarters to a larger building in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The company said it moved due to growing sales and the need for more storage and workspace. The new headquarters are in an old steel factory.

Posted in International
Posted March 26, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation, a maker of protective gear for motorsports and bicycling, announced 2014 revenues of $18.5 million, up 24 percent over its 2013 sales. 

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Posted March 25, 2015

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — E-commerce vendor Wiggle is moving its distribution base 150 miles, from Portsmouth to Wolverhampton, U.K., in the West Midlands region.

Posted in International
Posted March 20, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Industry veterans Steve Metz and Rafe Schlager are at Taipei Cycle not only to promote a new aftermarket product, but to sell what they see as a valuable technology for both OEs and cyclists.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
In a sit-down with BRAIN at Taipei Cycle, SRAM’s CEO also discusses the company’s move into electronic shifting and its upcoming move in Chicago.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — By mid-morning Thursday, SRAM’S booth at the Taipei Cycle Show was bustling with visitors as Stan Day — the company’s co-founder, CEO and president — stood nearby greeting friends and customers.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
Kask general manager Diego Zambon and sales manager Ylenia Battistello

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Kask, the Italian helmet company, will soon boost its presence in the mountain bike market, showing off samples of a new helmet at Sea Otter. 

Posted in International Tagged Sea Otter Classic / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
The Zeta road post has 25 millimeters of drop.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Getting road riders on board with a dropper post is no small challenge — off-road riders accept change much more readily than the pavement crowd, KS Suspension’s Rick Taylor believes. 

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
Dahon hopes to release the electric MoDe:Me in 2016.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Just over a year ago, Dahon announced its partnership with Ford Motor Co. to develop a line of bikes inspired by the automaker’s classic cars.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015
Rise of dollar against euro leaves little doubt that prices will have to be raised.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite the uncertainty over how the high-priced dollar will impact sales in Europe, the merger of COLIBI and COLIPED, two longtime European trade associations, unites European bicycle manufacturers and component makers for the first time.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015
Praxis Works’ 10-40T 10-speed cassette will retail for $129.99.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works’ Adam Haverstock believes you shouldn’t have to cut a fat check to SRAM or Shimano or Frankenstein your existing 10-speed mountain drivetrain to get a wide-range 1-by setup.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taking on a category-defining brand like Garmin may sound like a risky move, but Lezyne owner Micki Kozuschek figures his accessory brand’s strong background in LED lights — currently 45 percent of the company’s overall turnover — gives it a leg up.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou touted the island’s bike manufacturing prowess at Taipei Cycle’s opening ceremony Wednesday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — While exports of Taiwan-made bicycles took a minor dip in 2014, the export of LED cycling lights registered a 41 percent increase as cyclists paid more attention to their safety, according to government data released at the opening of Taipei Cycle on Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 17, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although Taipei Cycle has been displaced by Taichung Bike Week as the premier OE spec show, the March expo remains an important event for international distributors to get a jump on next-model-year aftermarket product — and exhibit space is once again sold out.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 17, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Components’ facilities near Taichung surround a peaceful expanse of green grass, open spaces and awesome dirt jumps — a welcome oasis in this industrialized region.

Posted in International Tagged Company Profile / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2015
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 12, 2015

FURTH, Germany (BRAIN) — Zentro Porindis GmbH, the distributor of Marin Mountain Bikes in Germany, has hired industry veteran Jörn Gersbeck as sales & marketing manager for Marin Germany.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2015

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry's bicycle committee will hold its yearly public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan next week. 

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 10, 2015

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired industry veteran and mountain bike racer Jeff Kendall-Weed as the international sales lead in the company's U.S. office. Kendall-Weed joins WTB from Ibis Cycles, where he served as international sales manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The 227-page report issued late Sunday by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission to the UCI offers a probing and insightful look into how UCI officials were more concerned with racing’s worldwide growth and how to protect the sport’s reputation rather than aggressively work to clea

Posted in International Tagged Competition

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