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Posted January 11, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ever wanted to work for a pro cycling team, helping top athletes prepare and recover, washing their clothes, making their food, and basically acting like a combination coach, physical therapist and mom?

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Events
Posted January 10, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European parts and accessories trade association Coliped returns to Taipei Cycle this year as the biggest exhibitor with 93 booths in 9,000 square feet of space. 

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted January 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies is donating 1,000 of its NuVinci continuously variable hubs to Worldbike for use in developing countries.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 10, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — A Belgium software company, AFAS Software, has stepped up as a major sponsor of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, to be held here the first weekend of next month.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 3, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — The mountain bike racing community is mourning the loss of South African racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car while training in his home country on Thursday.

Stander, 25, was a 2008 and 2012 Olympian and the 2008 UCI World Cup champion in the U23 category. 

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The early months of this year could bring resolutions on one or more duty- and subsidy-related investigations currently under consideration by the European Commission relative to trade between Asia and the European Union.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013

NOIDA, India (BRAIN) — U.K. trade show organizer ITE Group is launching India Bicycle Expo in November as the first international exhibition of bikes and bike parts for the growing premium market. 

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 2, 2013

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Pon Holding’s German subsidiary is now the sole owner of Derby Cycle and has moved to de-list the company from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 2, 2013
Offering a Euro helmet helps break the U.S.-helmet 'stranglehold,' Saddleback says.

BRISTOL, England, U.K. (BRAIN) — Lazer has appointed Saddleback Ltd. as exclusive U.K. distributor if its helmets and eyewear, effective Wednesday.

Posted in International
Posted January 2, 2013
The new Lampre-Merida team jersey by Champion System

HONG KONG, China (BRAIN) — Starting at this month's Tour Down Under and for the next three three years, Team Lampre-Merida will be racing in Champion System cycling clothing, the team announced Wednesday. The new kit features Lampre's trademark blue and fuchsia combined with Merida's green.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 1, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — Shimano Latin America announced a new UCI Continental team on Wednesday to be based on Buenos Aires and led by Walter Perez, gold medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a prolific Argentine athlete.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A shipping strike on the East Coast was averted Friday just hours before a contract's expiration. 

Posted in International
Posted December 27, 2012
2013 Corsair Konig, with 7 to 8 inches of adjustable travel

RENO, NV (BRAIN) — Corsair Bikes is seeking a U.S. distribution partner as the premium freeride mountain bike brand rolls out an international relaunch.

Posted in International
Posted December 21, 2012

SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — Foxconn, the company best known for manufacturing iPhones in enormous factories in China, has invested $200 million in action camera company GoPro.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 20, 2012
Arno Raaijmakers

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — Arno Raaijmakers has joined JD Group as Benelux service manager for the company's TransX electric bike drive systems.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted December 19, 2012
(From left) Bernhard Johanni, Marcus Schneider and Richard Rüttiger

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has established a new management structure at SRAM Deutschland GmbH as the company transitions its facility here from manufacturing to a development and training center.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 18, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cyclists’ Federation scored a big win Tuesday when the European Parliament opened the door to billions of euros for investments in cycling projects. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 18, 2012

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN) — Clifton Pemble will become president and CEO of Garmin Ltd. on Jan. 1, succeeding co-founder Dr. Min Kao, the company announced.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European TwoWheel Retailers’ Association is hosting a meeting on Jan. 10 in Brussels to clear up any confusion around the new e-bike legislation. 

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 17, 2012

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN) — Urban bike accessories brand Chrome Industries has opened a pop-up retail store in the heart of Berlin for the holidays.

The location serves multiple purposes: during the day it's primarily a retail store, but after hours it becomes an art exhibition and messenger bar. 

Posted in International

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