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Posted August 28, 2015

SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — RedWhite Apparel, a Singapore cycling clothing brand that specializes in gear for ultra-long distance rides, has appointed new distributors in South Korea and Japan. 

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Posted August 28, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry announced at Eurobike this week that new wheel testing procedures have been finalized and will be presented to the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI) Equipment Commission in October.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles, which was purchased by Pon Holdings earlier this summer, has taken over its distribution in the Germany and Austria markets, the company announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — From tubes and helmets to folding bikes, footwear and everything in between, new product galore made its debut in the halls of the Messe Friedrichshafen during the first two days of Eurobike 2015.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. , a Chinese private conglomerate, has reached an agreement to buy Ironman for approximately $650 million from Providence Equity Partners.

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Posted August 27, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ready for another addition to the growing number of terms for the “plus” tire size?

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It was standing room only today at the Taiwan Excellence New Products Launch, presented in conjunction with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted August 25, 2015
Siegfried Neuberger, manager, Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), René Takens, CEO, Accell Group; Scott Rittschof, senior vice president and general manager, Cycling Sports Group, Dr. Ulrich Gries, CEO Hollandrad.com and Stefan Reisinger, head of Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The German market had a strong start to bicycle sales in the first half of the year, which industry executives attributed to mild weather, increased interest in urban mobility and e-bike sales.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015
Sunny Demo Day is a welcome break from last year’s rainy Messe debut.
A bird’s-eye view of the Demo Day grounds Tuesday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — High-profile bike brands may come and go from the Eurobike landscape, but the international trade show appears to be as strong as ever with 1,350 exhibitors, 45,000 trade visitors and — on the final day — 20,000 consumers expected to converge on the Messe Friedrichshafen from

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 19, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles will work with distributor Shock Therapy to serve the German and Austrian bike markets beginning Sept. 1.

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Posted August 17, 2015

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports is opening a product showroom in Taichung, Taiwan, to serve OEM customers.

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Posted August 14, 2015

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand Canyon will sponsor a top-level women's professional road racing team in 2016.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted August 14, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — The protective gear brand Leatt Corporation is reporting that sales in its second quarter were up 25 percent over the same period last year, to $5.2 million.

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Posted August 13, 2015

LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN)— Industrialist OP Munjal, chairman emeritus of Hero Cycles and one of the founders of the Hero Group, died Thursday after a heart attack, India news media is reporting. Munjal, 86, was at the DMC Hero Heart Center when he died. Last rites will be performed Friday.

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Posted August 7, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has launched a new sales and marketing team for Germany, Switzerland & Austria (GSA).

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Posted July 31, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Berliner Fahrradschau show, one of the largest European consumer bike shows, announced that the 2016 edition will be held March 18-20.

The event is being held at the Station-Berlin.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 31, 2015

BOLOGNA, Italy (BRAIN) — Andrea Pierantoni, sales and marketing director for Tenneco Marzocchi, is hopeful that a sale of the motorcycle and bike suspension business will keep the Italian brand alive.

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Posted July 30, 2015
Bike-related sales were up nearly 30 percent.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. sales were up nearly 26 percent in the first half this year, to 197 billion yen ($1.6 billion) worldwide. Bike sales were up 29.7 percent. The company said a solid economy in the U.S. contributed to the results, as did the continued depreciation of the yen.
Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 29, 2015

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has signed on with Shimano Europe Bike Holding to distribute the brand’s bicycle security products in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Effective Sept.

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Posted July 29, 2015

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles is opening an office in Melbourne and will soon begin consumer-direct sales in Australia and New Zealand. The company said it would assemble bikes at its German headquarters and ship directly from there to consumers Down Under.

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