Electric bike

Posted March 25, 2019

In terms of e-bike units sold, the e-bike-only EBD channel is as big as the IBD. And they’re both growing.

Posted March 25, 2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — With the Taipei Cycle Show set to open Wednesday, manufacturers are celebrating what appears to be a surge in export revenue in 2018 thanks in part to increasing demand for e-bikes.

Posted March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall its ST5 e-bike because the stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards. Stromer has received one report of the stem breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Posted March 11, 2019

Much Bigger Pond = Much Smaller Frog: The IBD's slice of the e-bike pie is a whole lot smaller than we think it is. It's time we stopped kidding ourselves about that fact ... and start getting a whole lot smarter about what we're going to do about it.

Posted March 6, 2019

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Harley-Davidson Inc. has acquired StaCyc Inc., a producer of electric balance bikes for kids. 

Posted March 4, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Erik Buell, one of the best known names in motorcycle technology, is launching a new brand that will offer an e-bike and electric motorcycle as its first products. 

Posted February 28, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — On Tuesday afternoon, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation that recognizes electric bikes as bicycles and enables e-bike riders to enjoy the same paths and trails as other bicycle riders in Wyoming.

Posted February 20, 2019

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — This community, which already has hosted an IMBA World Summit, Outerbike and other bike events, will be home to the new Innovation Cycles Festival in mid-September. "Think of it as Ted Talks for the e-bike industry," said event organizer Nat Ross.

Posted February 18, 2019

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Panasonic, an e-bike pioneer that has been on the sidelines of the mid-drive motor boom, is making a new bid for market relevance by announcing a partnership with Kent International.

Posted February 15, 2019
Crowdsourcing campaign results in the new bike brand's name: ARĪV.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — General Motors is now accepting preorders in three European countries for its new e-bike line. The company also announced the results of its crowdfunding contest to give the bikes a brand name; the new name is ARĪV. The ARĪV line includes two models.

Posted February 15, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Industry associations continue to lobby against the 25 percent tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bikes and motors. But many suppliers and retailers say most premium brands typically sold at IBDs are not affected, since these bikes don’t come from China.

Posted January 21, 2019

In Part One of this series, I discussed how the US bicycle business got to where it is today. In this section, we explore what that evolution means for the business mechanics of our industry.

Posted January 17, 2019
Spoiler: "E-bikes, lots of e-bikes."

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the second and final day of the inaugural CABDA West trade show, BRAIN contributor Ray Keener asked retailers, "What's in store for 2019?"

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