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Posted March 18, 2015
Rise of dollar against euro leaves little doubt that prices will have to be raised.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite the uncertainty over how the high-priced dollar will impact sales in Europe, the merger of COLIBI and COLIPED, two longtime European trade associations, unites European bicycle manufacturers and component makers for the first time.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015
Praxis Works’ 10-40T 10-speed cassette will retail for $129.99.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works’ Adam Haverstock believes you shouldn’t have to cut a fat check to SRAM or Shimano or Frankenstein your existing 10-speed mountain drivetrain to get a wide-range 1-by setup.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taking on a category-defining brand like Garmin may sound like a risky move, but Lezyne owner Micki Kozuschek figures his accessory brand’s strong background in LED lights — currently 45 percent of the company’s overall turnover — gives it a leg up.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 18, 2015
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou touted the island’s bike manufacturing prowess at Taipei Cycle’s opening ceremony Wednesday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — While exports of Taiwan-made bicycles took a minor dip in 2014, the export of LED cycling lights registered a 41 percent increase as cyclists paid more attention to their safety, according to government data released at the opening of Taipei Cycle on Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 17, 2015
The accessories brand is already established in Europe, Asia and other regions.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Supacaz has opened a facility here to service retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Posted in North America
Posted March 17, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has opened a sales office in Temecula, Calif. The company said the new office was a "logical and planned next step in our further globalization efforts."

Posted in North America
Posted March 17, 2015

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (BRAIN) — Life Time Fitness, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a deal valued at more than $4 billion. Other key investors include LNK Partners and Bahram Akradi, Life Time's chairman, president and CEO.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted March 17, 2015
The new PowerTap P1 pedal.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is branching out from its power meter rear hub to new products: a power meter pedal and chainring.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 17, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although Taipei Cycle has been displaced by Taichung Bike Week as the premier OE spec show, the March expo remains an important event for international distributors to get a jump on next-model-year aftermarket product — and exhibit space is once again sold out.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 17, 2015
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Components’ facilities near Taichung surround a peaceful expanse of green grass, open spaces and awesome dirt jumps — a welcome oasis in this industrialized region.
Posted in International Tagged Company Profile / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2015
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2015
Strong U.S. dollar cuts into profits from overseas markets.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike business continued to rebound through the final quarter of 2014 for Dorel Industries, the Canadian parent of Cannondale Sports Group and Pacific Cycle, which includes the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Guru Fit and Sugoi brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 16, 2015
Pat Cunnane (left) and David Menahem.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has bought Phat Cycles, the California-based beach cruiser brand. The purchase also includes the Sterling bicycles brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 16, 2015
Marc Martinez

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Giant USA has expanded its inside sales team with the hiring of Marc Martinez.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted March 16, 2015
Outerbike visitors enjoyed prime bike testing weather for three days.

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Katri Annast came to Moab's Outerbike with a mission: find the perfect replacement for her 2007 Intense Spider, which is showing its age.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 16, 2015

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft North America has hired DS Specialty Sports to represent the brand in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2015

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group has promoted Sean McNally director of sales and marketing.  Going into his tenth year with Hayes, McNally has worked with Hayes operations in Asia, in addition to establishing and growing operations in Europe.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 16, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features profiles of 41 influential members of the U.S. industry who are age 35 or under.  

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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