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Posted May 24, 2012
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 3:28 PM MT—The bike business in Europe is showing resilience despite daily headlines on the continent’s turbulent economy that are bound to push buying to the back of some consumers’ minds.

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Posted May 23, 2012
PLOVDIV, Bulgaria (BRAIN) Wednesday May 23 2012 5:53 AM MT—Dahon has begun producing bikes for the European market in Bulgaria through a partnership with local manufacturer Maxcom.

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Posted May 22, 2012
JAKARTA, Indonesia (BRAIN) Tuesday May 22 2012 9:05 AM MT—Schwalbe has expanded its factory in Indonesia and is now producing its own tubulars at the 80,000-square-meter (861,000-square-foot) plant in Jakarta.

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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.

Giant Bicycles
2012: 2,465 shops and 1.87 million units sold in China in 2011.
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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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