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Posted March 6, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — German electric bike motor manufacturer Bosch will be the official eBike Systems sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 6, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will display a selection of bikes from the Igler Collection with bicycles dating back to the 1860s. The Igler Collection will form one of two permanent displays at museum. The other will be the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

Posted in North America
Posted March 6, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — With a new general manager and a ground-up grassroots plan in place, French tire company Hutchinson is focusing on growing its North American market in 2014. Hutchinson is one of the world's oldest tire manufacturers, founded in France in 1890.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014
Utah executives are hoping to draw new companies to the state.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Five local officials from Utah, including Mike Caldwell, the mayor of Ogden, Utah, are walking the halls at the Taipei Cycle Show meeting with more than a dozen companies in hopes they will open offices in the Beehive State.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) -- At a press conference held at the Taipei Cycle Show, folding bicycle manufacturer Dahon announced its return to Taiwan with a new company, Dahon TW. Dahon also plans to go public on the Taiwan stock exchange.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Over the last few years Cambodia has snatched a chunk of manufacturing and assembly business away from Taiwan thanks to rock bottom wages and a European Union tariff of zero.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he won't tolerate an increase in bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.

Foxx said he had experience with bike transportation issues as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., prior to becoming Transportation Secretary less than a year ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 5, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As the Taipei Cycle Show got underway this week, the state of the industry in Taiwan was explored further during the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting in Taipei.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014
WTB's booth at the 2013 Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Sharing the same birthplace in California's Marin County, WTB and mountain biking are, in many ways, childhood best friends.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — As the National Bike Summit is underway in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists is promoting a Twitter campaign in an effort to gain support in Congress.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 5, 2014
Kask's Diego Zambon and Ylenia Battistello at the Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ―Diego Zambon, general manager for KASK, a high-end Italian helmet brand, said the company is looking toward Asia and, he predicted, sales of its KASK line could equal or surpass its sales in Europe within a decade.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Z.E.G, the largest dealer organization in Europe, will―for the first time―exhibit at Eurobike, ending years of a sometimes contentious relationship.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014

St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2014
Discounting, restructuring costs cut into bike profits

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported an increase of 8.3 percent, or 18.8 million, in fourth-quarter revenue across its recreational and leisure division.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 4, 2014
Riders gather for their start at Washington Square Park in New York City.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A group of 10 women from five East Coast advocacy organizations came together to ride from New York City to the National Bike Summit, happening this week in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 4, 2014
The 7-speed XO1 DH rear derailleur comes in medium and long cages.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is lanching two new single-chainring downhill groups that include technology borrowed from its single-ring XX1 and XO1 cross-country mountain bike groups, including wide-narrow X-Sync chainrings, Cage Lock and Roller Bearing Clutch  features in the rear derailleur and a 7-speed X-Dome cassette

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 4, 2014

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco has adopted a Minimum Advertised Price policy for 2014 and said it will sell only to authorized distributors and retailers.

Posted in International
Posted March 4, 2014

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association has scheduled a technician training course at ProdecoTech's headquarters for May 1-2.

ProdecoTech, an electric bike manufacturer, is based just north of Fort Lauderdale in a new state-of-the-art factory.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 4, 2014
Torcano Industries goes IBD-exclusive with ‘disruptive’ products and accessories.

LADERA RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime Serfas general manager John Denson has left the company and launched his own IBD-exclusive sales and distribution venture, Southern California-based Torcano Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Company Profile
Posted March 4, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — At a press conference that kicked off the 24th annual Taipei Cycle Show, the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council and the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters' Association presented 49 products with d&i awards. Five products, covering an eclectic range of designs, were given top honors.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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