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JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has opened its online reader survey that will determine the winners of the site's 4th Annual Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards.

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

Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Group talks about need for pro riders to publicly support disc brakes.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As the Taipei Show prepared to kick off Tuesday, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) committees, including the technical and disc brake committees, met to discuss UCI standards such as aerodynamic regulations, weight limitation and disc brakes.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — There is perhaps no rider who can put a brake to the test better than a World Cup-level downhill racer.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It’s a bold concept. Think of an Airbnb-like website where cycling consumers can find and book rental bikes, bicycle-friendly hotels and hostels, tour operators andtour guides, events and races all with the click of a mouse.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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. 

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing's "Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat" is back for its 18th season and will include events in 33 cities this year. The events center around beer, music, and bikes and kick off May 20 in Asheville, N.C. and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tempe, Arizona.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has partnered with Fabric to produce a Grinduro event in the UK this July.

The event, open to 400 riders, will be held on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. 

Jeff Weiss addressing the audience during the keynote.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports is presenting its 2018 model year product line to international distributors at Dorel's International Sales Show here this week.

The ShockStop stem.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Redshift Sports, a Philadelphia company with roots in triathlon, is now having its components distributed by QBP. Redshift offers the ShockStop suspension stem, Quick-Release Aerobars, Dual-Position Seatpost, and a line of accessories. QBP will carry all of them.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts' president, Bruno Maier, will be leaving the company at the end of this month to return to Ohio to be closer to his family. In mid-April, he'll be taking on an entrepreneurial role with a company in the outdoor industry, he said.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sara Jarrell has been appointed SRAM's women's program coordinator. The new position will focus on educating women and developing complementary excitement around SRAM, RockShox and Zipp products.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – Since being added to the Taipei Cycle Show in 2012, the d&i awards have recognized innovating design from all corners of the industry, including products in four categories.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – The Taipei Cycle Show kicked off a day earlier this year with an off-site demo — a first in the show's 30-year history.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite some challenges facing Taiwan's bicycle market, including a nearly 30 percent drop in exports reported in 2016, the outlook for the 2017 Taipei International Cycle Show, which starts Wednesday, remains relatively positive.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Complete bikes make their way down the assembly line at Giant's factory in Taichung.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The numbers are sobering. Last year, Taiwan’s bicycle exports to the U.S. market plunged 27.6 percent, and the overall dollar value dropped 27 percent.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, a manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, is expanding its dealer sales team with the addition of Jessie Gater.

Tagged Sales Reps
Line includes a $1,300 folding e-bike and other models starting at $369.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (BRAIN) —Foldaway Solutions is now bringing Oyama folding bikes to the U.S. for the first time. Oyama, based in China and Taiwan, is a 50 year old brand that has been making folding bikes for about 30 years. The U.S. product line will include seven models, priced from $369 to $1,299.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The Finnish accessory brand Herrmans Oy Ab has opened a new office in Taichung city to manage its Taiwan warehouse and serve regional customers.

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland is now sponsoring mountain biker Rebecca Rusch as a brand ambassador and sponsored rider who will participate in product development.

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