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Posted August 31, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Business and advocacy leaders gathered at the first Advocacy Summit held at Eurobike Thursday to discuss how to unlock 6 billion euros of government funding for new cycling infrastructure to stimulate bicycle sales in a stagnant market.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will race in Rapha clothing next year, the team and clothing supplier announced Thursday.

As part of a four-year agreement, Rapha will also supply Team Sky with off-the-bike clothing, the company said.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day said on Thursday he still feels taking the company public is the right decision for the long-term, and will initiate an IPO as soon as stability and visibility improves in global financial markets.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first day of Eurobike's indoor trade show (following an outdoor demo on Tuesday) drew in thousands of retailers and media from around the world.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012
Mike Cooper

DRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — They are not particularly compact or cute, nor do they feature racing stripes. But the Cooper bicycle line has some strong connections to the Mini Cooper automobiles, starting with the bike brand's founders, the Cooper family.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012
Ken Avery

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN) —Vittoria wants to grow its market share in mountain bike tires in the U.S. and recently hired Ken Avery as a dedicated brand and product manager for its Geax off-road tire line.  

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences / People
Posted August 28, 2012

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—Thousands of retailers, media people and suppliers came to this town Tuesday to test ride bikes under stunning blue skies.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 28, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Market factors such as the devaluation of the euro, Europe’s economic slump and poor weather are all weighing on the minds of many gathered here for the start of Eurobike on Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2012
Eurobike 2012: Workers complete the pump track on Tuesday

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike, the global industry’s largest and most important tradeshow starts Tuesday, drawing 40,000 visitors to the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany during its four-day run.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 23, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle tempered its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday due to a weaker than expected spring selling season caused by poor weather in much of Northern Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 21, 2012

BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Magura has restructured its bike parts sector internally at its German headquarters in an effort to deliver fast and efficient workshop services to dealers and end consumers.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 20, 2012

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)Hans Bergman announced Monday that he is stepping down as general manager of Assos North America to take a position with the ski clothing company Kjus North America.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 19, 2012

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)Munich’s ISPO Bike show closed on Sunday after a four-day run in Bavaria. In its fourth year, ISPO Bike drew 290 exhibitors and 6,000 trade visitors from 46 countries, according to organizers at Messe München International, where the fair is held.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 8, 2012

NANJING, China (BRAIN)Asia Bike will move out on its own next year after coupling with the Asia Outdoor show for its first two years.

Posted in International Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 7, 2012

TORONTO, Ontario—Organizers of the ExpoCycle 2012 show are planning two industry networking events for the first evening of September 9, the show's first trade-only day.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 19, 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—If Trek was looking for more space to showcase its 2013 products to European retailers when it opted out of Eurobike this year, it certainly found what it was looking for.

Posted in International Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 18, 2012

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has brought on former U.S. pro track racer James Hibbard as its new public relations manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 12, 2012

BOLOGNA, Italy (BRAIN) Thursday July 12 2012 11:15 AM MT—Marzocchi forks will be assembled by Hodaka in Taiwan starting in October this year, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International
Posted July 11, 2012

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (BRAIN) — BH Bikes has partnered with its Australian distributor, JetBlack Products, to form BH Bikes Australia. The companies announced the move in a press release saying that this will cut out the middleman and allow BH to be sold at “extremely competitive prices.”

Posted in International
Posted June 21, 2012

Shimano, Pearl Izumi debut at Outdoor Show • German trade group gains stronger voice • ISPO to study business opportunities in Brazil

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