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Posted August 31, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental hopes to jump ahead of its mid-drive competitors Bosch and Brose with the launch of its 48V system that combines a gearbox and electric motor into a package not much larger than current motor-only mid-drive systems. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted August 31, 2017
But the country's e-bike exports are on the rise and average unit price continues to increase.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Export figures supplied by Taiwan's Ministry of Finance shared at a press conference organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on day two of Eurobike paint a rather bleak picture.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 31, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Even over the noise of a big and busy show, it was hard to ignore the telltale sound of a car alarm. Coming from an e-bike locked to a lamppost in Abus' booth, the alarm was loud enough to make you look over to see what was going on.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has published its 2017 list of America's Best Bike Shops.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 30, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Bianchi launched its "Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari" project on Wednesday at Eurobike. The collaboration between the two Italian brands initially includes a new road model model, SF01 and the Triathlon Concept bike, which features disc brakes.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017
The company behind the Cannondale-Drapac squad said it needs another $7 million to continue next year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Slipstream Sports, the company that owns and manages the pro road team currently known as Cannondale-Drapac, has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign in a bid to continue racing in 2018.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 30, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Pirelli, which returned to the cycling market this year with a small line of road racing tires, announced an expanded lineup at Eurobike, with a new e-bike tire and a line of clothing developed with Castelli.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017
The LocLock provides a useful incentive for town planners to design more attractive street furniture and improves the infrastructure for urban cycling. The combination of cement for durability and a surface that reduces the risk of damage to frames is a very good idea. With their bright range of colours, these stands also present an interesting opportunity to include corporate design.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike received more than 458 applications from brands for this year's Eurobike Awards. A panel of six judges honored 43 winning products, and 11 companies took home Gold Awards during a ceremony held at the Messe Friedrichshafen on Wednesday evening.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Marcus Schneider has been appointed SRAM's director of business development for e-MTB and e-mobility. The new role will focus on identifying opportunities in the e-bike market, defining strategic goals, and establishing and developing key customer relationships.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017
The new El Chulo colorway for the eeBrake.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is releasing three new products at this year's Eurobike show: a coil-sprung version of the company's HELM suspension fork; a special El Chulo edition of its eeBrakes caliper road brakes; and the Slamset headset for riders seeking a low stem position.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The dust from a recent remodel had barely settled at Yeti Cycles' headquarters in Golden, Colorado, when it came time to hop a flight to Germany for Eurobike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2017
Photo courtesy of Enve.

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has updated its 2020 growth target. Instead of aiming for sales of 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in that year, the company is now setting a target for "annual mid-single-digit organic, currency-neutral growth."

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 30, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The launch of Pivot's Shimano STEPS-powered electric mountain bike, the Shuttle, was so successful that the company has ordered another production run as it is already halfway through its first batch of bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports LLC, which has been licensing the Clément name from Pirelli, is ending its use of the trademark with the Italian tire brand. Donnelly Sports' owner, Donn Kellogg, will launch the tires and wheels under the Donnelly Cycling brand name this fall.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2017

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Greg Shepherd, a long time rep who worked for SBS from 1998 to August 2015, was recently hospitalized after being struck by a car. Shepherd is recovering from spinal cord injuries at the ICU at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, where he’s been since Aug. 21.

Posted in North America
Posted August 29, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Shimano's PRO brand is showing a new three-spoke front wheel and several new saddle models at Eurobike this week.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2017
iCycle Bike Shop suffered a few inches of water damage.

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — A massive slice of southeast Texas is essentially shut down for business as Hurricane Harvey continues to drench the region in rainfall. Several shops were heavily flooded, according to second hand reports, while a handful in Central Houston have re-opened.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 29, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Riders are generating data on Strava and COBI or riding with smart connected devices like See.Sense and Garmin, but data is collected in many different ways and stored in various locations.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, MIPS will introduce two new platforms for its Brain Protection System that the company said will "drastically increase the compatible helmet types and models." Both new platforms expand on the MIPS low-friction layer system.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, Garmin will introduce a redesigned Vector power meter pedal and launch a new Edge 1030 GPS head unit for cycling.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike

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