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
Posted March 10, 2017

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — On the strength of e-bike sales in Europe — especially in Germany — Accell Group's sales last year were up 6 percent, breaking the one billion-euro barrier for the first time in company history.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Electric bike
Posted March 1, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released a series of 10 two-minute video training sessions to help retail staff connect with and sell e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 22, 2017

PRZASNYSZ, Poland (BRAIN) —Kross S.A., the largest Polish bike manufacturer, has purchased Multicycle, a Dutch e-bike brand that declared bankruptcy last year.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 15, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has hired veteran bicycle engineer Michael A. Fritz as the brand's director of engineering. Fritz will oversee all aspects of Pedego electric bike engineering, technology and product development as well as customer support, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 15, 2017

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has appointed Scott Macwilliam as its director of global sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises, the owner of ASI and Performance Bicycle, is realigning key staff in its product development department.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 6, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes our annual Electric Bike Report, which includes results from BRAIN's recent survey of U.S. retailers on their experiences selling — or their reasons for not selling — e-bikes in their stores.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Electric bike
Posted January 24, 2017
Jefferson County rangers to discuss e-bike study at a forum in Golden on Wednesday.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jefferson County Open Space rangers tested visitor awareness and acceptance of e-bikes last month at a small but popular urban park in the Denver suburbs.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 23, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Haibike is moving its U.S. headquarters from Simi Valley, California, to Denver, and bringing on a new operations manager, Jed Paraso. The brand's new office is located in southeast Denver and will house sales, service, marketing and logistics.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 10, 2017
Dutch conglomerate expands e-bike brand mix.
Adam Vollmer and the Faraday Porteur at the Interbike 2014 show

ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 3, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Friday is the last day to take Bicycle Retailer's survey on electric bikes. Please tell us what you think of their potential, and how much (if at all) they factor into your business.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike / BRAIN News

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