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Posted May 14, 2012

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 11:14 AM MT—Construction is under way on Velodrome Suisse, a CHF 15 million ($16 million) track, sports hall and training center planned next door to BMC’s Swiss headquarters in Grenchen.

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Posted May 11, 2012

ALCOBENDAS, Spain (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 1:53 AM MT—Spanish brand BH opened the doors to its first-ever concept store last week in the Rio Norte Business Park in Alcobendas just north of Madrid.

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Posted May 7, 2012

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Nicole Formosa

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Posted May 7, 2012

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Nicole Formosa

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Posted May 7, 2012

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in International
Posted May 7, 2012

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Nicole Formosa

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Posted May 7, 2012

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in International
Posted May 7, 2012

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in International
Posted May 7, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Monday May 7 2012 9:32 AM MT—The first quarter was a bit of a mixed bag for Taiwan’s publicly traded manufacturers, according to numbers released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

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Posted April 30, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) Monday April 30 2012 2:45 PM MT—The European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether the EU bicycle market is being threatened by lower cost Chinese products imported from government-subsidized manufacturers.

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Posted April 26, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 4:44 PM MT—E-bikes with a motor output of up to 500 watts and pedal assistance of up to 25 kilometers will now be classified as bicycles instead of mopeds in Switzerland.

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Posted April 16, 2012

LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 7:57 AM MT—A proposed 20 percent increase in duties on bikes imported into India from China stands to raise retail prices in that emerging market, according to local media reports.

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Posted April 12, 2012

HANNOVER, Germany (BRAIN)Online registration has opened for this year’s Eurobike design and green awards. The website for registration is www.ifdesign.de, and the deadline to enter is July 20.

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Posted April 4, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 9:16 AM MT—Shimano Europe Holding has bought Bike Fitting BV, a 25-year-old Dutch company that develops bike fit measuring instruments.

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Posted March 19, 2012

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (BRAIN)—Spanish helmet manufacturer Catlike is going direct in the U.S. It recently opened an office and warehouse in Virginia and is building up an independent rep force as it looks to grow its helmet sales.

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Posted March 15, 2012

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Chinese bike manufacturers are beginning to look at expanding into new markets in Southeast Asia in the face of rising labor costs and restrictive export duties to Europe, said Xiao Yun Huo, vice secretary general of the China Bicycle Association.

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Posted March 13, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) Mar 13, 10:18 MT—Dorel Industries' Cycling Sports Group will begin selling Cannondale and GT bikes direct in China this summer, the company announced Tuesday.

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Posted February 27, 2012

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN)—The bicycle business in Germany contributes 5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) annually to the country’s economy, according to figures released by German trade organization Verbund Service und Fahrrad at last weekend’s Vivavelo congress in Berlin.

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Posted February 24, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:18 MT—Trek is transitioning sales in Poland away from its long time distributor SSC to a dealer direct model, the company said Friday.

The company expects the transition to take about four months.

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Posted February 20, 2012

F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi Spa has bought 'a significant minority stake' in its Australian distributor, Sport Outdoor Leisure Australia Pty Ltd (SOLA).

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