Electric bike

Posted May 16, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bosch has launched a new trail riding feature for its Performance Line CX. This new feature, called eMTB mode, will automatically change between assistance modes depending on pedal pressure to optimize support on different types of terrain.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted May 12, 2017
Greg Ford is promoted to national sales manager.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Bikes USA/Easy Motion USA has appointed a new president, Caryle Walker, and a new national sales manager for the company's e-bike division, Greg Ford.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted May 4, 2017
Still room for more exhibitors, organizer ECRM says; Canyon Bicycles signs on.

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp organizer ECRM said Thursday that it saw a surge in exhibitor signups last month coming out of the Sea Otter Classic, and now has 21 brands set to attend the June 19-23 event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp / Electric bike
Posted May 2, 2017
Pon said it was surprised by the 'sudden' end to discussions.

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group said it will not continue talks with Pon Holdings about Pon's takeover offer, which was made April 11. Accell informed Pon at the end of trading Monday that it was ending the talks. 

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 28, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Four years after its pioneering survey of e-bike riders in North America, Portland State University has launched a second online survey to gauge how the market is maturing.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 25, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Faraday Bicycles, the electric bike brand purchased by Pon Holdings, has filed suit against Faraday Future, a California startup hoping to challenge Tesla in the electric vehicle market.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 25, 2017
Victor Sheldon at last year's Kamikaze e-MTB race.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch and Troy Lee Designs are producing an electric mountain bike races at a California ski resort this summer.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 24, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Final attendance numbers were still being tallied Monday, but early numbers pointed to a record year for the Sea Otter Classic, which ended Sunday. The annual bike festival, expo and race hosted more than 400 exhibitors, five miles of branded fence and 920 sponsor banners.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 20, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Now that the novelty is over, the e-MTB race at Sea Otter can focus on fun.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 20, 2017
Vintage Electric Café

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Sea Otter.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 18, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has added a new feature at OutDoor Demo, where retailers will have the opportunity to test and review electric mountain bikes from participating brands, with the results being published in Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted April 13, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — The state of Arkansas has signed into law a new electric bicycle bill, HB 2185, making it the fifth state in the U.S., after California, Utah, Tennessee and Colorado, to pass e-bike legislation modeled after a pioneering California measure to create three classes of e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 7, 2017
New route will include a 24 percent grade hill and a gravel speed trap.
Bosch’s Brian Sarmiento competes in the 2016 Industry Challenge.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the second annual e-MTB race at the Sea Otter Classic have created a course designed to challenge the electric bikes and their riders.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 6, 2017

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed HB 17-1151 this week, a bill defining a three-class system for electric-assist bikes depending on their top speed and whether the electric motor assists while pedaling.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 3, 2017

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Retail Academy, the retailer training website for Giant USA, is hosting the recently released 10-part BPSA e-bike video series. The 10 videos and quizzes, produced by the Bicycle Product Supplier's Association, are designed to help retail staff explain and sell e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 29, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Motostrano, an e-bike retailer with two stores in the greater Bay Area, has launched a pilot mobile e-bike repair and service program. The service allows e-bike owners to have their e-bike serviced at their home or office.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 24, 2017

HANGZHOU, China (BRAIN) — Herrmans has announced that China Star Union is now the brand's agent in China for e-bike components.

Headquartered in Hangzhou, China Star Union has five sales offices throughout China. The company is a leading supplier of controllers, throttles, and displays for e-bikes.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 22, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is planning a sales support class for retailers to be held during the Sea Otter Classic next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – There is little doubt that 2016 was a rough year for Taiwan's cycling industry. Complete bike exports decreased just over 26 percent by volume, from 3.9 million units in 2015 to 2.94 million in 2016, and fell nearly 22 percent by value last year compared with 2015. 

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show / Electric bike
Posted March 13, 2017
Best In Show winner Peacock Groove.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — It’s been called the epicenter of bike innovation. And as you walk the aisles of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s easy to see why. From radical to subtle, the artistry is wide-ranging.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show / Electric bike

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