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Posted August 16, 2013
Dr. David Hon
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dr. David T. Hon, the CEO and founder of Dahon, has been nominated for the University of California, Berkeley Excellence in Achievement Award for “his contributions in high-power lasers as well as his role in revolutionizing the modern-day folding bicycle.”
Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted August 15, 2013
Drawing from Knog's patent application.

RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Knog said it has won an intellectual property fight in Australia against a Chinese factory. The litigation involved Knog's Australian patent on a silicone-strap LED headlight.

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Posted August 14, 2013
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing's revenue for the first two quarters of this year totaled $906 million, a 4 percent increase over the same period last year.
According to a statement released by the Taiwan trade group TAITRA, Giant's f
Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 13, 2013

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — WD-40's Australian division has launched its bike products in the country, including its lubes, degreasor, foaming bike wash and frame polish and protectant.  

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Posted August 12, 2013

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — CamelBak has selected Sea to Summit as the exclusive distributor of its hydration packs and reusable BPA-free water bottles in China. Sea to Summit will take over distribution after Nov. 1 from Beijin Snowpeak Trade and Technology Co. Ltd. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 12, 2013

AMES, IA (BRAIN) — A shipment of KHE tires bound for the U.S. went down with the container ship MOL Comfort, which sunk 200 miles off the coast of Yemen after breaking in half in a storm in June.

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Posted August 9, 2013
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After more than 20 years of licensing its brand name to an Italian company for use outside of North America, Bell Helmets has reacquired the worldwide rights to its brand in the powersports market.
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Posted August 9, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) Advanced Sports International will shift production of bikes destined for the EU to Ideal’s China and Poland factories to achieve more competitive pricing, reduce logistics and shorten lead times.

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Posted August 9, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle and World Bicycle Relief raised $90,000 through its July "Trek Match" program. Trek will match the donation to WBR, which will be used to provide about 1,500 bikes to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 7, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s overall sales through June were $1.4 billion (133.1 billion yen), up from $1.3 billion (123.6 billion yen) over the first six months last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 7, 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Organizers of next year’s Taipei Cycle Show are calling out now for entries in its annual design and innovation contest—one of the premier events at the international expo.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted August 6, 2013

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica Group reported for a second straight quarter that strong performance in its wholesale division, which includes Southern California-based Oakley, helped propel improved sales for the Italian eyewear company.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 2, 2013

OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe.  Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes.  Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 2, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle. 

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Posted July 31, 2013
Chris Wilmshurst
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Vital Media Network will soon launch a U.K. edition of its VitalBMX website. will launch Aug. 15. Visitors in the U.K.
Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 30, 2013

BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — F.S.A. Europe will be closed for summer holidays from Aug. 5-19. The office will re-open Aug. 20.  

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Posted July 29, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Electric bikes and cargo bikes were the stars of the ISPO BIKE show held here last week.

Some 5,500 trade visitors attended the show at Munich's expo center and a survey found that 66 percent of visitors said e-bikes and pedelecs were their "top destination" for the show.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Accell Group NV posted a 19 percent increase in profit in the first half of 2013 compared to last year despite challenging weather conditions in Europe and the United States.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales slumped 5 percent in the second quarter, a decline parent company Amer Sports attributed to a late start to the cycling season in the U.S. and Central Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 23, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — When the tweets, follows and likes were all tallied, Chris Froome was the overall winner in this year's Tour de France social media race, as tracked by Bicycle Retailer.

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