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Mike Van Abel speaks at the meeting.

MADRID (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe welcomed 11 new nation members to its ranks on March 29 at the first official General Assembly since its creation in 2012. The General Assembly was the first order of business at IMBA Europe's third annual summit, which drew 52 participants from 18 countries to bring their distinct perspectives to bear on the future of mountain biking in Europe.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Future PLC's cycling magazines and websites in North America and Europe will be unaffected by recent changes and layoffs at the company, a Future executive told BRAIN on Monday.

Tagged Media/Publishing
Kristoff on Sunday. Photo by courtesy of Showers Pass.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Pro cycling fans around the world watched the first "Monument" single-day race of the 2014 season on Sunday, the historic Milan-Sanremo classic. This year's edition was 246 kilometers (153 miles) and included a monumental amount of rain throughout.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
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.

Tagged Distributor news

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show / Distributor news

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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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