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Rad Power is promoting discounts, but not because of any tariff news.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While negotiations are continuing and things can change quickly in the Age of Trump, as of Thursday morning the U.S.-China trade war continues and there is no agreement to roll back tariffs on e-bikes, despite some optimistic reports elsewhere in the bicycle media industrial complex.

Giant's revenue over the last 3 quarters is up 5%.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Group continues to post strong growth in revenue through the first three quarters of the year, driven by a 40% increase in European sales of its e-bikes.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corp.'s third quarter was its strongest ever, according to its chief executive officer, with the protective gear brand's global revenue increasing 12% compared to the same time last year.

Providers in the micromobility supply-chain, including bike shops and self-service rental companies need to be proactive in making sure lithium ion battery fires simply don't happen – because they are preventable!

The Jannd e-bike accessory storage bag.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bag maker Jandd is offering a small bag for retailers to stash assorted accessories, including power cords, keys, and owners' manuals, that come with e-bikes.

Bafang's production line in Poland, photo courtesy of Bafang.

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN) — Bafang Electric has debuted on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, selling 30 million shares on the capital marketing and raising 1.3 billion Yuan ($186 million). The shares account for 25% of the total share capital.

The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association surveyed retailers this summer about their service department staffing, revenue, training and more.

This Lyft e-bike caught fire in July. Photo courtesy Zach Rutta.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft's bike-sharing service will return to the San Francisco area in December, four months after e-bike battery fires forced the fleet off the streets.

The CatEye Velo7 bike computer.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Trump administration has granted a tariff exclusion to importers of some bike computers from China thanks to a request from CatEye America. However it denied a California nonprofit organization's request for an exclusion for China-made kids bikes. 

Bulls Bikes' new Alpine Hawk EVO features the Fazua Evation drive system.

MUNICH (BRAIN) — German e-bike motor company Fazua has announced a list of preliminary OEM partners in the U.S. for 2020.

Ned Overend and Gaige Sippy join Kristin Carpenter to talk about retailer Ed Zink's role in shaping the evolution of mountain bike racing and events.
Ed Zink

(BRAIN) — On this episode of the Channel Mastery podcast, co-produced by BRAIN, host Kristin Carpenter pays tribute to Ed Zink, the owner of the award-winning specialty bike store, Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango, Colorado.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Net sales for MIPS continue to increase in 2019, with the helmet technology company reporting 38% growth during the first nine months.

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The Wattbike Atom is now available in the U.S.

NOTTINGHAM, England (BRAIN) — Indoor training bike company Wattbike announced the launch of the Wattbike Atom in the U.S.