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E-bikes are hot topic; dates for TBW in 2018 up in the air.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung Bike Week drew some 470 exhibiting companies at five hotels in the city this week. Although the timing is late for U.S. product managers, Taiwanese vendors see it as their last chance to attract OE spec for the upcoming model year.

The Boogaloo events include races and demos, sponsored by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch e-Bike Systems.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Boogaloo, a Class 1 eMTB race and demo event presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems, is heading to Southern California, following an earlier race at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth. 

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — HydraPak has hired Akimbo Communications to oversee the company's media relations in North America.

A Utah shop dog.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer's Dealer Tour visited Utah's capital in May of 2014. Since then, several shops we visited have added new locations, while one rebranded and another retailer remodeled and reopened three shops as Giant Partner Stores.

Mariano Gon

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has hired Mariano Gon as the brand's new global sales director and Saris Mercanti as its new marketing manager.

Legislative meetings focused on TIGER and TAP programs.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes brought together 10 bike industry leaders for a women's executive fly-in earlier this week.

TAINAN, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Charles Wu, who founded KMC Group in 1977, has passed away at his home in Tainan. He died Sunday at the age of 77 surrounded by his family. A funeral date is pending.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stores have closed, sold, opened, remodeled and expanded since BRAIN's Dealer Tour of the Denver area in 2011. And we've all gotten a little older.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is renovating a 20,000 square foot facility in South Asheville that will house a regional headquarters, with sales, finance, R&D, service and distribution for the company. Fox said the facility will eventually create about 47 new jobs.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V.'s board informed shareholders at a meeting Thursday that it will appoint Ton Anbeek as CEO and chairman of the board of directors, as it previously announced.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions has released dates for its winter Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, its Summer Market and its Winter Market events through their 2022 editions.

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T America has hired former PressCamp operations manager Chad Battistone as its customer connection manager, charged with helping drive sales of the entire 3T America product range.

Prior to joining PressCamp, Battistone worked with VNU Expositions on its Interbike event.

New Product

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike industry journalist, adventurer and mechanic Nick Legan has written a new book for VeloPress called GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking.

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Accell Group 25.76-0.078%
Amer Sports 12.34-1.241%
Dorel Industries 32.94+1.42%
Emerald Expositions 22.60-0.48%
Fox Factory 44.20+1.73%
Giant Manufacturing 158.00-1.25%
Ideal 10.95-0.90%
Merida Industries 141.00+1.08%
Shimano 132.77+0.45%
Sports Direct 388.00+0.34%
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