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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Just a week after Eurobike announced plans to move its show from late August to early July in 2018 the organizers of Taipei's Cycle Show announced an even larger calendar shift: from its current dates in March to late October.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike / Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) – Pinarello has issued a statement following various news reports that the LVMH Group, parent company of Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands, was in talks to acquire the high-end Italian brand.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Testing will resume next year with rounded disc rotors.

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry said it appeciates the UCI's decision to resume testing of disc brakes in the pro peloton next year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Trade show does away with consumer day and aligns with earlier product cycle in effort to unify industry under one show.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers have announced new dates for the 2018 trade show. Eurobike will move earlier in the year, kicking off on Sunday, July 8, and it will be exclusively for trade visitors, eliminating its consumer festival days.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
2020 BMX championships awarded to Houston; Mont-Sainte-Anne to host 2019 mountain bike worlds.

DOHA, Qatar (BRAIN) — The UCI has awarded 15 world championship events in multiple disciplines to venues around the world, including the first ever UCI world championships to be held in Turkey.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Speedsleeve products are now being distributed to U.K. retailers by Velobrands.

"We have been looking for a solid distributor in the U.K. since we started a few years ago and waiting until we found a group like Velobrands," said Speedsleev's Rob Allen.

Larry Pizzi will head up Raleigh Electric, based in California.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group NV plans to separate its North American e-bike business into a focused, stand-alone business called Raleigh Electric, which will be based in California and headed up by Larry Pizzi.

Tagged Electric bike

REMAGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Johannes C. Schauff, a member of a noted bike industry family in Germany, died Sept. 23 at 83. The Schauff name was perhaps best known in the U.S. during the 1970s bike boom, when the company exported thousands of its 10-speed bikes to the U.S.

ROMANO D'EZZELINO, Italy (BRAIN) — The parent company of travel bag maker Scicon has received a capital investment that will bolster growth worldwide and a new 4,000-square-meter (43,000-square-foot) office and manufacturing space in Northern Italy.


WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' Katy Hartnett wants to hear from suppliers who want Congress to ease or suspend import tariffs on parts, accessories or products that they sell in the U.S.

Sea Otter Europe will be held in Girona, Spain.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic are planning an event in Girona, Spain, for next June, in partnership with iOutdoor, a European sports promotion company.

The Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava - Girona Bike Show will be June 3-4.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

BOURNEMOUTH, England (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes has added to its U.K. based international sales team with the hiring of Troy Kniveton as an international account manager. Kniveton will help to support the Reid’s U.S. business as it continues to grow and will work to increase the Australian brand’s EU market share.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The organizers behind the Taipei Cycle Show are quietly surveying exhibitors about whether to move the show — traditionally held in March — to either October or November next year.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show

SPARKS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Many suppliers got a short email notice Thursday from the Sporting Goods Shipping Association (SGSA) with an article from the Journal of Commerce attached.

Plaintiff has already reached settlement with Specialized, says Giant also may have violated patents.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — A privately held Australian company that owns two bicycle seat patents, Icon-Intellectual Property, is suing Merida Industry and Selle Royal and has notified Giant Bicycles that it, too, may be infringing its patents.

Fruita's city manager, Mike Bennett, and Mayor Lori Buck.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Fruita city manager Mike Bennett and Fruita Mayor Lori Buck are here handing out their business cards — in the shape of bike cogs — and meeting European companies, in hopes to recruit them to locate their offices or U.S. headquarters in their Western Colorado mountain town.

Tagged Eurobike
Ritchey Outback gravel road bike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For years Ritchey told dealers asking for complete bikes that it wasn't going to happen while its OEM component sales represented such a large portion of its business. The thinking was that a component maker shouldn't compete with its customers by offering complete bikes.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first half of 2016 proved to be challenging for the German bike market, according to the latest figures from Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), the country’s bike industry association, which includes manufacturers and importers of bicycles, components, accessories and e-bikes.

Tagged Eurobike

REUTLINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As goes the electric bike market in the Netherlands, so — eventually — will go the rest of Europe. That is the crystal ball prediction of Claus Fleischer, head of the Bosch division that produces its wildly successful mid-drive e-bike systems.

Tagged Eurobike
Courtesy photo from this week's press preview at Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For the first time in its 25-year history, consumers will be able to demo bikes at Eurobike. The show expects to offer roughly 3,500 bikes for demo over the weekend following the trade-only days, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Tagged Eurobike


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