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Posted November 30, 2012

STOCKTON SPRINGS, MAINE (BRAIN) — The U.S.-based Light Electric Vehicle Association has made its first hire in Europe to help broaden its reach into the e-bike crazed EU.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 29, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The Grinch stole Argentina’s bike market this year, but the industry hopes the spirit of Christmas softens the government’s stance and import laws are softened in time for the holidays, the traditional start of the Argentine bike season.

Posted in International Tagged From the Magazine
Posted November 29, 2012

DHAKA, Bangladesh (BRAIN) — The company behind a new factory in Bangladesh says business is picking up, with the ink drying on a deal to produce a half-million bicycle frames for a European supplier for the next five years. 

Posted in International
Posted November 29, 2012
Change Cycling Now looks to reform pro cycling and the UCI

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is the latest to join the self-described "global pressure group" Change Cycling Now, which is holding its first meeting and press conference in London this weekend. The group was formed after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke and is pushing for changes to professional cycling in general and at the the international cycling union UCI in particular.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted November 29, 2012

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has added a Russian distributor, Veloolimp Ltd., for its folding bikes. 

Posted in International
Posted November 26, 2012

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike. 

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted November 26, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A recent European Parliament decision about electric bike regulation was lauded by some cyclists' advocacy groups and industry groups, but a retailer group, ETRA, slammed the decision on Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 26, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers will be allowed into the Interbike trade show via a retailer invitation soon, according to an announcement by the show's organizers.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted November 21, 2012

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced that its annual trade show will be held Sept. 8-10, 2013, in Montréal. After a year in Toronto, the show returns to Montréal for the next two years, and will fill the halls of the Palais des Congres de Montréal convention center.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 20, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A bike is a bike is a bike, and a motorbike is something else. But where to draw the line between an electric bike and a motorbike is a thornier question.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 20, 2012
Cantelearist heads sales for BMC in California; FSA bulks up European office; Still promoted at SmartEtailing

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — A few personnel changes in the bike industry this week.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Juergen Eckmann is stepping down as president of Pearl Izumi, the company announced Tuesday, after 11 years with the company. Eckmann will be replaced by Mike O'Connor, who is being promoted from vice president of consumer service, retail & distribution.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2012

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN) — No need to wait for Black Friday. Holiday shoppers with a cycling fan on their list can get started today thanks to The Robb Report's "21 Ultimate Gifts" issue.

Posted in International
Posted November 15, 2012

NANJING, China (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Asia Bike show announced that they are moving the trade show into October to avoid overlapping with the Chinese Moon Festival holiday, which falls Sept. 19-21.

Posted in International
Posted November 15, 2012
Kenda's Jake Scott

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Kenda is planting roots in Germany in order to raise the profile of the Taiwanese tire maker in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 14, 2012

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike distributor Lambert has appointed Edward P. Wright as national sales director and Edouard Lauzier as sales manager for the Quebec and Atlantic markets.

Posted in International
Posted November 14, 2012

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The Accell Group is anticipating higher sales during the second half of the year, and for full-year revenue to exceed 2011’s numbers.

Posted in International
Posted November 14, 2012

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Ride On hosted two fewer exhibitors this year, but that didn’t seem to slow the steady traffic up to the 27th floor of Taichung’s Hotel One, where the spec show has been held for the past two years.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 14, 2012
Mayor Jason Hu shaking hands with Eurobike's Erich Reiss and Eurobike show director Stefan Reisinger looks on.

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung’s gregarious Mayor Jason Hu officially welcomed the industry to the city at a formal dinner Wednesday evening at the swanky new Millennium Vee Hotel. 

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 13, 2012
MRP's Paul Aieta

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — U.S.-based White Brothers is assembling its newest generation Loop Series suspension forks in Taiwan to serve its OE customers.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week

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