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Posted March 5, 2014

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.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014

St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2014
Discounting, restructuring costs cut into bike profits

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported an increase of 8.3 percent, or 18.8 million, in fourth-quarter revenue across its recreational and leisure division.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 4, 2014
Riders gather for their start at Washington Square Park in New York City.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A group of 10 women from five East Coast advocacy organizations came together to ride from New York City to the National Bike Summit, happening this week in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 4, 2014
The 7-speed XO1 DH rear derailleur comes in medium and long cages.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is lanching two new single-chainring downhill groups that include technology borrowed from its single-ring XX1 and XO1 cross-country mountain bike groups, including wide-narrow X-Sync chainrings, Cage Lock and Roller Bearing Clutch  features in the rear derailleur and a 7-speed X-Dome cassette

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 4, 2014

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.

Posted in International
Posted March 4, 2014

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association has scheduled a technician training course at ProdecoTech's headquarters for May 1-2.

ProdecoTech, an electric bike manufacturer, is based just north of Fort Lauderdale in a new state-of-the-art factory.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 4, 2014
Torcano Industries goes IBD-exclusive with ‘disruptive’ products and accessories.

LADERA RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime Serfas general manager John Denson has left the company and launched his own IBD-exclusive sales and distribution venture, Southern California-based Torcano Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Company Profile
Posted March 4, 2014

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.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014

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.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014
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.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014
Awise Fiber Tech's Bobby Yin and Lynn Huang

PINGTUNG CITY, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It’s one of those companies that operates slightly under the industry radar—an OE vendor producing carbon frames, stems, wheels, handlebars and other items for well-known consumer brands.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 4, 2014
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.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 3, 2014

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday:  senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International is launching a five-event series of balance bikes race this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 3, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru will provide an overview of its Guru Fit System during two webinars, March 12 and March 26, open to all retailers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 3, 2014

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.

Posted in International Tagged People / Events
Posted March 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) – Australian parts and accessories maker JetBlack Cycling has promoted its U.S. brand director, Mike Ely, to international sales director. Ely joined JetBlack last spring — to lead an expansion of the brand’s U.S.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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