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WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is relocating its European service center from Germany to the Netherlands, partnering with high-end carbon wheel specialist mtb.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon is broadening its business in Asia by opening its distribution network in China, Macau and Hong Kong to other Western brands. Its first partnership is with German accessories brand SKS.

Tagged Distributor news

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — New York-based NewBay Media LLC has bought the U.K.'s Intent Media Limited, the parent company of BikeBiz and other trade publications and events.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing

STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—U.K. distributor 2x2 Worldwide has added Roux Bicycles to its portfolio and will begin delivery later this month. 

CALGARY, Canada (BRAIN) — Madison is the new U.K. distributor for Chariot, the child carrier brand acquired by Thule Group last year. Madison takes over distribution effective Jan. 1.

Tagged Distributor news

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The Belgian Association of Bicycle Retailers, founded in July, is the newest member of the European Twowheel Retailers' Association, ETRA.

The Belgian association is a division of Federauto, the Belgian trade federation for the transport sector.

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Tour de France champion Greg LeMond told the French paper Le Monde over the weekend that he would be a candidate for the presidency of the cycling union UCI.

STOCKTON SPRINGS, MAINE (BRAIN) — The U.S.-based Light Electric Vehicle Association has made its first hire in Europe to help broaden its reach into the e-bike crazed EU.

Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The Grinch stole Argentina’s bike market this year, but the industry hopes the spirit of Christmas softens the government’s stance and import laws are softened in time for the holidays, the traditional start of the Argentine bike season.

Tagged From the Magazine

DHAKA, Bangladesh (BRAIN) — The company behind a new factory in Bangladesh says business is picking up, with the ink drying on a deal to produce a half-million bicycle frames for a European supplier for the next five years. 

Change Cycling Now looks to reform pro cycling and the UCI

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is the latest to join the self-described "global pressure group" Change Cycling Now, which is holding its first meeting and press conference in London this weekend. The group was formed after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke and is pushing for changes to professional cycling in general and at the the international cycling union UCI in particular.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has added a Russian distributor, Veloolimp Ltd., for its folding bikes. 

Tagged Distributor news

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike. 

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A recent European Parliament decision about electric bike regulation was lauded by some cyclists' advocacy groups and industry groups, but a retailer group, ETRA, slammed the decision on Monday.

Tagged Electric bike

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers will be allowed into the Interbike trade show via a retailer invitation soon, according to an announcement by the show's organizers.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced that its annual trade show will be held Sept. 8-10, 2013, in Montréal. After a year in Toronto, the show returns to Montréal for the next two years, and will fill the halls of the Palais des Congres de Montréal convention center.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A bike is a bike is a bike, and a motorbike is something else. But where to draw the line between an electric bike and a motorbike is a thornier question.

Tagged Electric bike
Cantelearist heads sales for BMC in California; FSA bulks up European office; Still promoted at SmartEtailing

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — A few personnel changes in the bike industry this week.

Tagged People

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Juergen Eckmann is stepping down as president of Pearl Izumi, the company announced Tuesday, after 11 years with the company. Eckmann will be replaced by Mike O'Connor, who is being promoted from vice president of consumer service, retail & distribution.

Tagged People

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN) — No need to wait for Black Friday. Holiday shoppers with a cycling fan on their list can get started today thanks to The Robb Report's "21 Ultimate Gifts" issue.

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