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The Zeta road post has 25 millimeters of drop.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Getting road riders on board with a dropper post is no small challenge — off-road riders accept change much more readily than the pavement crowd, KS Suspension’s Rick Taylor believes. 

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Dahon hopes to release the electric MoDe:Me in 2016.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Just over a year ago, Dahon announced its partnership with Ford Motor Co. to develop a line of bikes inspired by the automaker’s classic cars.

Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Rise of dollar against euro leaves little doubt that prices will have to be raised.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite the uncertainty over how the high-priced dollar will impact sales in Europe, the merger of COLIBI and COLIPED, two longtime European trade associations, unites European bicycle manufacturers and component makers for the first time.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Praxis Works’ 10-40T 10-speed cassette will retail for $129.99.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works’ Adam Haverstock believes you shouldn’t have to cut a fat check to SRAM or Shimano or Frankenstein your existing 10-speed mountain drivetrain to get a wide-range 1-by setup.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taking on a category-defining brand like Garmin may sound like a risky move, but Lezyne owner Micki Kozuschek figures his accessory brand’s strong background in LED lights — currently 45 percent of the company’s overall turnover — gives it a leg up.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou touted the island’s bike manufacturing prowess at Taipei Cycle’s opening ceremony Wednesday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — While exports of Taiwan-made bicycles took a minor dip in 2014, the export of LED cycling lights registered a 41 percent increase as cyclists paid more attention to their safety, according to government data released at the opening of Taipei Cycle on Wednesday.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although Taipei Cycle has been displaced by Taichung Bike Week as the premier OE spec show, the March expo remains an important event for international distributors to get a jump on next-model-year aftermarket product — and exhibit space is once again sold out.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Components’ facilities near Taichung surround a peaceful expanse of green grass, open spaces and awesome dirt jumps — a welcome oasis in this industrialized region.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

FURTH, Germany (BRAIN) — Zentro Porindis GmbH, the distributor of Marin Mountain Bikes in Germany, has hired industry veteran Jörn Gersbeck as sales & marketing manager for Marin Germany.

Tagged People

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry's bicycle committee will hold its yearly public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan next week. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Taipei Cycle Show

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired industry veteran and mountain bike racer Jeff Kendall-Weed as the international sales lead in the company's U.S. office. Kendall-Weed joins WTB from Ibis Cycles, where he served as international sales manager.

Tagged People

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The 227-page report issued late Sunday by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission to the UCI offers a probing and insightful look into how UCI officials were more concerned with racing’s worldwide growth and how to protect the sport’s reputation rather than aggressively work to clea

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Retired pro Jens Voigt battles with Lawson Craddock on Zwift.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Online cycling and fitness entertainment platform Zwift has brought aboard former professional racer Jens Voigt of Germany and current World Tour pro Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands as its first two ambassadors.

Tagged People / Web/Internet

RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Light and accessories brand Knog is launching an online film competition and festival that will award $15,000 worth of prizes to winning filmmakers who chronicle their nighttime adventures.

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based cycling commentary, PR and production company Cyclevox has introduced an online women’s cycling video channel: Voxwomen.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its second global conference, which will be held July 9-11, Roth, Germany, in conjunction with the DATEV Challenge Roth event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Sommerville Sports Cyclewear is now available in Australia via Melbourne-based distributor C4U Sport. C4U Sport will offer Sommerville's complete cycling and triathlon custom apparel lines, as well as select retail and footwear products.

Tagged Distributor news

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — K-Edge has signed FE Sports for its Australian distribution.

Tagged Distributor news

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