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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing says it racked up double-digit sales growth in e-bikes in Europe in the first half this year, contributing to a 7.9 percent increase in revenue. The company brought in NT$29.17 billion ($947 million) in the first half. 

Tagged Electric bike

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Belgian Cycling Factory, the parent of Ridley, Eddy Merckx Cycles and the Forza component brand, is distributing those lines direct to consumers in the UK and Ireland, effective Aug. 1. 

Previously the brands were distributed by Sportline. 

Company says its STEPS E8000 e-MTB drive unit has been well received; says March's factory fire cost 1.6 billion yen — almost $20 million.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Robust European e-bike sales and an average year for bike sales in North America led to a 6.8 percent sales increase in Shimano's bike division in the first half of 2018, the company said Monday. 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, owner of Enve and Mavic, reported Thursday that sales in its cycling division were down 13 percent in the first half of 2018, to 60 million euros ($70 million). In the second quarter, sales in the division were down 11 percent. 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group announced flat sales for the first half of 2018, with North American sales down sharply over the same period last year due to the loss of Dick's Sporting Goods sales.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Tariffs range from 22 to 84 percent depending on factory.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on e-bikes from China, with tariffs ranging from 21.8 to 83.6 percent, depending on which factory produced the bikes.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike's organizers have made a quick switch to the show's 2019 dates, moving it back to its originally scheduled timeframe of Sept. 4-7. The show will include a one-day consumer festival.

Tagged Eurobike

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group announced Friday that it has increased its minority stake in Velosophy to take over 100 percent ownership in the Dutch e-cargo bike company.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The 17-year-old Czech Republic brand, Apache Bicycles, made its first Eurobike appearance here this year. Apache's branding shocked some visitors from the U.S.

Tagged Eurobike

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant announced production and distribution expansions in Europe this week, signaling its commitment to that market and its eye on reducing costs. Giant currently sells more than 400,000 bikes annually in Europe, including traditional bikes and e-bikes.

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has formed a new e-bike committee focused on developing equipment regulations for competition.

Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Eurobike

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Organizers of Sea Otter Europe have announced that the third edition of the festival will be held May 31-June 2, 2019 — once again in Girona, Spain.

Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic
The show is increasingly focusing on e-bikes and e-mobility products and services.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — This year’s Eurobike show is set to open Sunday, a day after the Tour de France begins.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bike Parts will be the new exclusive U.K. distributor of Saris Brands, which includes Saris car racks, CycleOps trainers and PowerTap power meters.

Jeff Frehner, Saris' COO, said he was delighted with the partnership.

Tagged Distributor news
Stefan Reisinger, the head of Eurobike and Klaus Wellmann, the CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the the Eurobike show announced Tuesday that next year's show will be July 31-Aug. 3, roughly splitting the difference between the show's traditional dates in late summer and the early summer positioning of this year's show, which opens this Sunday, July 8.

Tagged Eurobike

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Global Cycling Network has launched a new Spanish language channel, GCN en Español. The company said it is the first part of a major expansion plan of internationalisation.

Tagged Media/Publishing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taipei Cycle say the trade show's shift from spring to fall will last just one year. 

The show will be held this fall, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center. For the 2019-2021 shows, the event will move back to March.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese e-bike exports were up 34 percent in units and 55 percent in dollars through April, as the country's bicycle industry rapidly gears up to supply e-bikes to the world.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Dahon said its newly restructured management team is committed to strengthening operations and continuing growth.

Tagged People

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Sidi Company is warning consumers to beware of websites masquerading as "official Sidi websites."

Tagged Web/Internet

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