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Posted March 26, 2013

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Bike maker SwiftCarbon Technologies HK Ltd. is opening its first U.S. subsidiary, which will be located in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and managed by former Blue Competition Cycles manager Chance Regina.

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Posted March 26, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Castelli, which established a separate triathlon division earlier this year, has signed two top triathlon pros to exclusive apparel contracts for 2013.

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Posted March 25, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The international Taipei Cycle Show posted double-digit growth as visitors from a variety of Asian nations continued to step up their interest in higher-value bicycles, components and accessories.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 21, 2013
Cratoni's Lennarz-Kellner

News from the Taipei Cycle Show, plus newsletter download

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Posted March 20, 2013
Taiwan dignitaries including TBEA chairman and Giant president Tony Lo, Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-yih and Giant founder and chairman King Liu cut the ribbon, signifying the opening of the 26th edition of Taipei Cycle.

A remark by Giant’s and TBEA’s Lo catches show attendees off guard. Date change would come in 2015 at earliest.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Organizers are anticipating another packed house this year at Taipei Cycle, which kicked off Wednesday.

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Posted March 19, 2013
Walter Yeh, executive vice president of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), provides the latest Taiwan export figures during a pre-show press conference Tuesday afternoon. 

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — News of export figures kicks off Taipei Cycle Show, opening Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2013
From the magazine

LYON, France (BRAIN) — The bicycle industry may not be as sexy as social media or biotechnology, but Patrick Keating believes it offers plenty of opportunity for investors.

Posted in International Tagged From the Magazine
Posted March 15, 2013
Rob Kozich

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon has added Rob Kozich as its European market development manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 14, 2013

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 13, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Phil White is taking a larger role within the Pon Bicycle Group, the bike division of Pon Holdings, which bought Cervélo a little over a year ago.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2013

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has selected Shock Therapy as its new distributor for the German and Austrian markets. Shock Therapy has been in business for 16 years. The company started out rebuilding suspension and more recently has added Pivot bikes to its lineup of products. 

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Posted March 11, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which was purchased late last year by Lake Rudd Capital Partners, has signed 10 new international distributors, the company announced Mon

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Posted March 8, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.

Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.

Posted in International Tagged People / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 5, 2013
The EuroVelo network

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cyclists' Federation has launched a new website, www.eurovelo.com, that provides information to those wishing to cycle the EuroVelo routes.

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Posted March 5, 2013

CAMPAGNOLO CREMASCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Deda Elementi is urging its European dealers to watch out for wheels and components stolen from its warehouse here last month.

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Posted March 4, 2013

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, which represents the bike industry to the UCI and the International Olympic Committee, will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show this month.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2013
A Trek Project One with Qhubeka team paint job

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek will donate $200 to a rural South African youth program for each Project One Trek sold with a special MTN-Qhubeka team paint job.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 1, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond Inc. has announced its latest list of international distributors for its Revolution trainers.

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Posted March 1, 2013
The SRAM G8 hub

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan. The new line was developed over the course of 22 months at SRAM's facility in Schweinfurt, Germany, where the company has traditionally manufactured much of its internal gear products.

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