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Left to right: Ignacio Estellés, Pablo Carrasco, José Manuel Banqueri

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has entered a new partnership with the Spanish private equity firm ProA Capital. The company said the agreement with ProA will "consolidate investment and provide growth capital for Rotor's ambitious business plan.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Rolf Prima has signed with Paragon Technologies to distribute the brand in South Africa and Namibia and handle all business in the region.

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DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has named Asli Bisiklet as its distributor in Turkey. 

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — With a new general manager and a ground-up grassroots plan in place, French tire company Hutchinson is focusing on growing its North American market in 2014. Hutchinson is one of the world's oldest tire manufacturers, founded in France in 1890.

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Utah executives are hoping to draw new companies to the state.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Five local officials from Utah, including Mike Caldwell, the mayor of Ogden, Utah, are walking the halls at the Taipei Cycle Show meeting with more than a dozen companies in hopes they will open offices in the Beehive State.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) -- At a press conference held at the Taipei Cycle Show, folding bicycle manufacturer Dahon announced its return to Taiwan with a new company, Dahon TW. Dahon also plans to go public on the Taiwan stock exchange.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Over the last few years Cambodia has snatched a chunk of manufacturing and assembly business away from Taiwan thanks to rock bottom wages and a European Union tariff of zero.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As the Taipei Cycle Show got underway this week, the state of the industry in Taiwan was explored further during the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting in Taipei.

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WTB's booth at the 2013 Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Sharing the same birthplace in California's Marin County, WTB and mountain biking are, in many ways, childhood best friends.

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Kask's Diego Zambon and Ylenia Battistello at the Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ―Diego Zambon, general manager for KASK, a high-end Italian helmet brand, said the company is looking toward Asia and, he predicted, sales of its KASK line could equal or surpass its sales in Europe within a decade.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ― Z.E.G, the largest dealer organization in Europe, will―for the first time―exhibit at Eurobike, ending years of a sometimes contentious relationship.

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ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco has adopted a Minimum Advertised Price policy for 2014 and said it will sell only to authorized distributors and retailers.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — At a press conference that kicked off the 24th annual Taipei Cycle Show, the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council and the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters' Association presented 49 products with d&i awards. Five products, covering an eclectic range of designs, were given top honors.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — In 1980, BETO founder Lopin Wang moved from Taipei, Taiwan, to San Jose, Calif., where he worked for four years in a factory that supplied parts to Apple and Atari.

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Asahi workers painting a carbon frame in its factory in Tainan City

TAINAN CITY, Taiwan—Asahi’s factory in Tainan City at the southern end of Taiwan has the capacity to paint and assemble up to 200,000 units annually, but the company is currently turning out just 30,000 a year.

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Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-yih visited the Taipei Cycle Show in 2013.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Industry executives in Taiwan are eager to put 2013 behind them and move quickly into manufacturing and delivering bicycles, components and accessories for a soon-to-start 2015 model year.

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AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern Bicycles founder Josh Hon has been selected as an expert for a panel discussion on urban transportation at next month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.

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SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) – Australian parts and accessories maker JetBlack Cycling has promoted its U.S. brand director, Mike Ely, to international sales director. Ely joined JetBlack last spring — to lead an expansion of the brand’s U.S.

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SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group said it is transitioning operations of its Australia business to Monza Imports, an action sports distributor based there. The change is effective May 1.

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, in June to better support its bike manufacturing partners on the island.

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