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Posted September 4, 2013

BRAIN's staff dug into its notebooks and camera memory cards to find a few more tidbits from last week's Eurobike show.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted September 2, 2013
Chancellor Merkel's visit provides major boost.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) Final numbers have been tallied for the four-day Eurobike trade show, and according to organizers, the show once again surpassed previous attendance records.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Angela Merkel at the show Wednesday. Eurobike photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address at Eurobike yesterday, highlighting the important role of bicycles as part of the transportation system and as an economic driver.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 28, 2013
The company says the system will drive dealer accessory sales

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Almost a year and a half since Shimano acquired Dutch company BikeFitting.com, the components giant gave a peek at its upcoming fitting system at Eurobike. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
Mathias Seidler (left) and Tony Lo at the presentation Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Despite bad weather that dragged down bike sales this spring, industry leaders speaking on a panel Tuesday at Eurobike are optimistic about the spark electric bikes and new technologies will continue to provide the German market. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 26, 2013
Eurobike opens Tuesday with outdoor demo day
Flitzbike's Wooden Racer was a hit at Tuesday's Demo Day. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A wet and cold spring and summer dampened bike sales and inflated supplier inventories in Europe and globally, leading to rampant discounting.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 26, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Skopre S.r.l.  is now the exclusive European importer and licensee of iBike Newton's power meter products.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has appointed Saddleback Ltd. its exclusive United Kingdom distributor of its Stages power meter products. Saddleback will become the first international distributor for Stages. 

Posted in International
Posted August 22, 2013
Caloi factory to assemble bikes for Dorel’s brands for the Brazilian and other Latin American markets.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries bought a 70 percent interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and equipment and one of the largest bike brands in Latin America, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International
Posted August 21, 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada has been named Tern's exclusive distributor in Canada, Tern announced Wednesday.

Posted in International
Posted August 20, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel maker Mad Fiber is planning to set up wheel production in Taiwan to serve the OEM market. The company has laid off seven employees at its Seattle, Washington, facility, but is continuing to manufacture wheels there for aftermarket sales, spokesman Jasen Thorpe said.

Posted in International
Posted August 20, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Sixty-one products have earned a Eurobike award this year. The winners will be unveiled on the first day of the upcoming trade show Aug. 28-31. Ten products will receive a “gold” award.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 16, 2013
Dr. David Hon

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dr. David T. Hon, the CEO and founder of Dahon, has been nominated for the University of California, Berkeley Excellence in Achievement Award for “his contributions in high-power lasers as well as his role in revolutionizing the modern-day folding bicycle.”

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted August 15, 2013
Drawing from Knog's patent application.

RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Knog said it has won an intellectual property fight in Australia against a Chinese factory. The litigation involved Knog's Australian patent on a silicone-strap LED headlight.

Posted in International
Posted August 14, 2013
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing's revenue for the first two quarters of this year totaled $906 million, a 4 percent increase over the same period last year.
 
Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 13, 2013

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — WD-40's Australian division has launched its bike products in the country, including its lubes, degreasor, foaming bike wash and frame polish and protectant.  

Posted in International
Posted August 12, 2013

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — CamelBak has selected Sea to Summit as the exclusive distributor of its hydration packs and reusable BPA-free water bottles in China. Sea to Summit will take over distribution after Nov. 1 from Beijin Snowpeak Trade and Technology Co. Ltd. 

Posted in International
Posted August 12, 2013

AMES, IA (BRAIN) — A shipment of KHE tires bound for the U.S. went down with the container ship MOL Comfort, which sunk 200 miles off the coast of Yemen after breaking in half in a storm in June.

Posted in International
Posted August 9, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After more than 20 years of licensing its brand name to an Italian company for use outside of North America, Bell Helmets has reacquired the worldwide rights to its brand in the powersports market.

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