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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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — CTS is opening its first training center outside the U.S. with a new operation in Mexico City. The company, founded by Chris Carmichael, said it plans additional centers in Central and South America. CTS has four location in the U.S.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic’s worldwide sales were up 16 percent in the final months of 2014, capping an 8 percent increase for the year in Amer Sports’ cycling division.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LONDON (BRAIN) — Former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins will work with the Rapha clothing brand on a new line of clothes following Wiggins' departure from Team Sky this spring.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pocketed an extra $518.7 million last year as sales hit $2.8 billion (333.168 billion yen), with most of the increase coming from the company's cycling division.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Mavic's current North American marketing director will relocate to France.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Chad Moore, the current marketing director for Mavic in North America, will relocate to Mavic's headquarters in Annecy, France, in June to take on the role of global brand manager. Moore, currently based in Colorado, will also lead global sports marketing efforts for the brand.

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