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Posted September 13, 2013

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 13, 2013

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids International (TFK) has opened its door to the African continent with the formation of a chapter in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Joshua Poertner, the former technical director of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has purchased the legendary Italian pump brand, Silca, and plans to relocated the brand and all its production to Indianapolis.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 11, 2013
Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell and his wife Cathrina  on Tuesday. Photo: Marc Sani

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — City officials in this old railroad town built on the edge of the Wasatch Mountains have embarked on one of the boldest efforts in the bicycle industry to woo Taiwanese executives in hopes they would open offices in Ogden.

Posted in International
Posted September 9, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has extended its sponsorship of the African pro road cycling team, Team MTN-Qhubeka.

In its first year as a UCI-registered Pro Continental team, Team MTN-Qhubeka scored a major win with Gerald Ciolek victory at Milan-San Remo.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 6, 2013
A new Canadian subsidiary will take over North American distribution for the German bike trailer brand

SAINT HUBERT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Starting next month, the Croozer bike trailer brand will be distributed in North America by its new Canadian subsidiary, Croozer's Germany-based parent, Zwei plus zwei GmbH, said Friday that it has terminated its relationship with Thule North America, which

Posted in International
Posted September 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — U.S. saddle maker Selle Anatomica says it looking for international distributors.

Selle Anatomica saddles are all made in Wisconsin. They feature a patented slot that allows each side of the pelvis to move independently.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 4, 2013
BRAIN's staff dug into its notebooks and camera memory cards to find a few more tidbits from last week's Eurobike show.
Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted September 2, 2013
Chancellor Merkel's visit provides major boost.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) Final numbers have been tallied for the four-day Eurobike trade show, and according to organizers, the show once again surpassed previous attendance records.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Angela Merkel at the show Wednesday. Eurobike photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address at Eurobike yesterday, highlighting the important role of bicycles as part of the transportation system and as an economic driver.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 28, 2013
The company says the system will drive dealer accessory sales

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Almost a year and a half since Shimano acquired Dutch company, the components giant gave a peek at its upcoming fitting system at Eurobike.&nbs

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
Mathias Seidler (left) and Tony Lo at the presentation Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Despite bad weather that dragged down bike sales this spring, industry leaders speaking on a panel Tuesday at Eurobike are optimistic about the spark electric bikes and new technologies will continue to provide the German market. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 26, 2013
Eurobike opens Tuesday with outdoor demo day
Flitzbike's Wooden Racer was a hit at Tuesday's Demo Day. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A wet and cold spring and summer dampened bike sales and inflated supplier inventories in Europe and globally, leading to rampant discounting.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 26, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Skopre S.r.l.  is now the exclusive European importer and licensee of iBike Newton's power meter products.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Distributor news
Posted August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has appointed Saddleback Ltd. its exclusive United Kingdom distributor of its Stages power meter products. Saddleback will become the first international distributor for Stages. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 22, 2013
Caloi factory to assemble bikes for Dorel’s brands for the Brazilian and other Latin American markets.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries bought a 70 percent interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and equipment and one of the largest bike brands in Latin America, the company announced Thursday.
Posted in International
Posted August 21, 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada has been named Tern's exclusive distributor in Canada, Tern announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 20, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel maker Mad Fiber is planning to set up wheel production in Taiwan to serve the OEM market. The company has laid off seven employees at its Seattle, Washington, facility, but is continuing to manufacture wheels there for aftermarket sales, spokesman Jasen Thorpe said.

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Posted August 20, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Sixty-one products have earned a Eurobike award this year. The winners will be unveiled on the first day of the upcoming trade show Aug. 28-31. Ten products will receive a “gold” award.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike


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