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TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — The private equity firm L Catterton has closed on the transaction to purchase a majority stake in Pinarello, an investment the companies announced last December.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Dutch Cargo Bike, an Australian distributor of cargo and urban bikes —  has taken over all responsibility for distributing Tern bicycle in Australia, effective this month.

Tagged Distributor news

SENNFELD, Germany (BRAIN) — Susanne Puello, a long-time managing director of the Winora Group, is leaving the company, citing "Irreconcilable differences regarding the new reorganization activities ('refined strategy') of the Dutch Accell Group." Accell Group is the parent of Winora, which manages the Haibike, Sinus

A riders at the Crankworx Whistler women's session. Liv photo.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv Cycling is inviting female riders to enjoy an exclusive trail session alongside sponsored Liv athletes and ambassadors during next week's Crankworx Rotorua in New Zeland.

Lintaman is seeking distributors in U.S., U.K. and Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lintaman, a new brand based in Taichung, Taiwan, is now working with PowWord Communications, a U.S. marketing communications firm owned by industry veteran Tim Jackson. 

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

HANGZHOU, China (BRAIN) — Herrmans has announced that China Star Union is now the brand's agent in China for e-bike components.

Headquartered in Hangzhou, China Star Union has five sales offices throughout China. The company is a leading supplier of controllers, throttles, and displays for e-bikes.

Tagged Electric bike
The line includes "mini velos" with small wheels.
The Tern Surge LTD7 is a limited edition model.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is now distributing its non-folding bike line, Roji, to markets outside of Japan.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lezyne has added a route-building function to its GPS cycling computers and watches. It allows users to create riding or running routes on the company's GPS portal website.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite what has been a sober accounting of the decline last year in bicycle exports from Taiwanese manufacturers, accessory suppliers appear to be faring a bit better.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Who is this female impersonator? Let us just say that the champagne was freely flowing and all were having a good time. But wearing a faux blonde wig was part of the price paid to sip a few glasses of late-show alcohol.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — A roundup of chatter at the show.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The topics ranged from e-bikes and engineering to bike share and infrastructure at the Taipei Cycle Show's inaugural Bike to the Future urban cycling forum held on Thursday.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Xplova isn't yet widely known, but this Taiwanese maker of computers and power meters is hoping to crack more major markets — including the U.S. — later this year. The company launched its latest updates to its X5 computer at the Taipei Cycle Show this week.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) —  POC is continuing its sponsorship of the Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team for the 2017 season. The relationship began last year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Group talks about need for pro riders to publicly support disc brakes.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As the Taipei Show prepared to kick off Tuesday, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) committees, including the technical and disc brake committees, met to discuss UCI standards such as aerodynamic regulations, weight limitation and disc brakes.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — There is perhaps no rider who can put a brake to the test better than a World Cup-level downhill racer.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It’s a bold concept. Think of an Airbnb-like website where cycling consumers can find and book rental bikes, bicycle-friendly hotels and hostels, tour operators andtour guides, events and races all with the click of a mouse.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – There is little doubt that 2016 was a rough year for Taiwan's cycling industry. Complete bike exports decreased just over 26 percent by volume, from 3.9 million units in 2015 to 2.94 million in 2016, and fell nearly 22 percent by value last year compared with 2015. 

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show / Electric bike

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has partnered with Fabric to produce a Grinduro event in the UK this July.

The event, open to 400 riders, will be held on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. 

Jeff Weiss addressing the audience during the keynote.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports is presenting its 2018 model year product line to international distributors at Dorel's International Sales Show here this week.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – Since being added to the Taipei Cycle Show in 2012, the d&i awards have recognized innovating design from all corners of the industry, including products in four categories.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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