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Posted March 1, 2016
Burke speaking at Velo-city Global in Taipei on Monday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As he has done before, Trek's president, John Burke, has challenged the bike industry to support advocacy.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is celebrating its fifth anniversary at the Taipei Cycle Show this week, with the introduction of a new non-folding bike line, call Roji.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – Clear blue skies welcomed visitors from all corners of the world and the industry to the 29th Taipei Cycle Show, which opens this week in Taiwan's capital city.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 29, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Due to continued demand for products sourced from Taiwan, ACT Lab will open an independent third-party product safety and compliance testing facility in Taichung, Taiwan, in the third quarter of this year, the company announced.  

Posted in International
Posted February 26, 2016
Global revenues were up 9% last year thanks to e-bikes; profits up 33 percent.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is reporting that its global profits and revenues were up significantly in 2015, largely thanks to e-bike sales in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 26, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lezyne is hosting some of its international distributors at its Taichung, Taiwan manufacturing facility this week prior to next week's Taipei Cycle Show, where the brand's YEAR 10 line-up will be presented.

Posted in International
Posted February 25, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Dave Koesel, the former road brand manager for Felt Bicycles, has been hired by 3T as general manager of its new U.S. operations.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Josh Hon, the founder and team captain of Tern Bicycles, will deliver a talk on "Accelerating the Goal of Sustainable Transportation in Asia" at the Velo-city Global 2016 conference, behind this weekend and early next week in Taipei.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 22, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports Corp., the owner of Mavic and several other outdoor brands, has bought Utah's Enve Composites for $50 million. 

Enve makes carbon rims, wheels and components and has annual sales of about $30 million.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 18, 2016

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers are planning an expanded second edition of its media event, which takes place June 28-30. As many as 30 bike manufacturers are expected to exhibit and meet with some 200 members of the global press in Kirchberg, Austria.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted February 18, 2016

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello announced Thursday that it will not be exhibiting at Eurobike this year, choosing instead to attend smaller regional events and consumer shows.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted February 17, 2016

BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — Prologo is increasing its sales and marketing coverage with the hiring of Steven Merlini as sales and marketing manager. Merlini brings more than 20 years of experience in the saddle business.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 16, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show next month, in addition to several industry-only meetings.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 15, 2016

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Velo-City international advocacy summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro, the European Cyclists' Federation, the event's organizer, announced Monday.

Posted in International
Posted February 15, 2016
Thule outdoor bags category continues to grow.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group notched a 5.1 percent sales increase in 2015 in currency-neutral figures. The Stockholm-based company recorded sales of 5.3 million Swedish Kronas ($623 million) for the year, capped by a 3 percent sales increase in the final quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 12, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 10, 2016
But the company is forecasting a decline for 2016.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's net sales were up nearly 14 percent in 2015, to 378 billion yen ($3.3 billion). Operating income also increased, by nearly 30 percent, to 85.1 billion yen.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 8, 2016

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen is now sponsoring American pro downhill racer Aaron Gwin and the YT Mob team, which is title-sponsored by YT Industries, a Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand. The team also includes young Spanish star Angel Suarez.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 3, 2016

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Bigolin family, which owns the Selle Italia saddle brand, now also has an interest in the Selle San Marco brand, the companies announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 3, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic's owner, Amer Sports Corp., is reporting net sales of 783.7 milion euros ($870 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 6 percent in local currencies from its sales in the same period in 2014. Gross margins increased to 43.8 percent from 43 percent in the prior year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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