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Posted November 9, 2012

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has plans to expand its sales and business operations in Eastern Europe. The company is appointing a new area sales manager who will oversee partner, product and distributor activity in the region.

Posted in International
Posted November 7, 2012
Cyfac's Vintage steel frame

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN) — French builder Cyfac has set up a new dealer direct sales system in the U.S. The company said the new system will lower retail prices and boost dealer margins.

Posted in International
Posted November 7, 2012
At Wednesday’s press event, from left: Michael Tseng, chairman of the A-Team and executive director of  the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association; TAITRA president and CEO Yuen-Chuan Chao; and Taichung Deputy Mayor Ping-Kun Tsai

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of the 2013 Taipei International Cycling Show, set for March 20-23, are predicting another record year for the expo.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted November 5, 2012
Skins chairman Jamie Fuller

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Australia-based clothing maker Skins announced Monday that it was suing the world cycling body UCI. The press release did not say where the suit would be filed. Skins did not sponsor Lance Armstrong.

Posted in International
Posted November 5, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The industry’s Taiwanese contingent may find it friendlier to travel to the U.S. in the future thanks to a newly eased visa requirement. 

Posted in International
Posted November 5, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The city center of Argentina’s capital city hosted its first ShimanoFest this past weekend, a two-day expo and race designed to expose everyday folks in Latin America to elite cycling. 

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 1, 2012

LOUGHTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — Austin, Texas-based urban bike company Fairdale has picked up Triton Imports as its exclusive distributor in the U.K.

Posted in International
Posted November 1, 2012

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Growing sales in North America and Asia boosted Shimano’s sales over the first nine months of the year to $2.3 billion (182.7 billion Yen), compared to $2 billion (161.6 billion Yen) over the same period last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 1, 2012

ALMERE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings continues its buying spree with the addition of Union Bicycles to its fast-growing Pon Bicycle Group division.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 31, 2012

SOUTH MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Australia’s custom framebuilding community is gearing up for its first show, a reflection of the wide-reaching rebirth in handcrafted bicycles.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 26, 2012

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales rose 7 percent in the third quarter of the year led by increased sales in helmets, apparel and footwear, according to an earnings report released by Amer Sports. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 23, 2012

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Dwayne Weddle to its global sales team, where he will be responsible for OEM sales support.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese manufacturer JD Group will show a new electric bike motor targeted at North American bike makers at next month's Taichung Bike Week, a major original equipment spec' event.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 22, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union UCI on Monday drove the final nail into Lance Armstrong's doping punishment, announcing that it would not appeal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's finding that Armstrong doped for much of his professional career.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted October 19, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM Inc. on Thursday announced it was ending its relationship with Lance Armstrong, who used the company's components during his comeback to the sport in 2009 and 2010. SRAM also clarified that Armstrong no longer owned any share in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted October 17, 2012

NIENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — A massive fire ripped through two warehouses at German manufacturer and distributor Hartje on Tuesday evening, destroying thousands of bicycles and bike parts and racking up millions of dollars in damages. 

Posted in International
Posted October 9, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Pon Holding on Tuesday said it would pay the last shareholders of Derby Cycle 31.56 euros per share to buy out the remaining 5 percent interest in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 9, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese manufacturer Velocite Bikes has partnered with electronics giant Acer to demonstrate in real time the airflow benefits of its new aero road frame. 

Posted in International
Posted October 3, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale has dropped one of its non-U.S. distributors that Cannondale said sold some of its bikes to the Costco warehouse chain. 

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Posted October 2, 2012

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—Accell Group is poised to enter the U.S. market with its Haibike brand next year, deepening the Dutch company’s commitment to North America.

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