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BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Magura has restructured its bike parts sector internally at its German headquarters in an effort to deliver fast and efficient workshop services to dealers and end consumers.

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)Hans Bergman announced Monday that he is stepping down as general manager of Assos North America to take a position with the ski clothing company Kjus North America.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)Munich’s ISPO Bike show closed on Sunday after a four-day run in Bavaria. In its fourth year, ISPO Bike drew 290 exhibitors and 6,000 trade visitors from 46 countries, according to organizers at Messe München International, where the fair is held.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NANJING, China (BRAIN)Asia Bike will move out on its own next year after coupling with the Asia Outdoor show for its first two years.

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TORONTO, Ontario—Organizers of the ExpoCycle 2012 show are planning two industry networking events for the first evening of September 9, the show's first trade-only day.

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OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s sales through the first half of the year hit $1.58 billion (123.56 billion Yen), a 15 percent increase over the same period last year.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—If Trek was looking for more space to showcase its 2013 products to European retailers when it opted out of Eurobike this year, it certainly found what it was looking for.

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VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has brought on former U.S. pro track racer James Hibbard as its new public relations manager.

BOLOGNA, Italy (BRAIN) Thursday July 12 2012 11:15 AM MT—Marzocchi forks will be assembled by Hodaka in Taiwan starting in October this year, the company announced Thursday.

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (BRAIN) — BH Bikes has partnered with its Australian distributor, JetBlack Products, to form BH Bikes Australia. The companies announced the move in a press release saying that this will cut out the middleman and allow BH to be sold at “extremely competitive prices.”

Shimano, Pearl Izumi debut at Outdoor Show • German trade group gains stronger voice • ISPO to study business opportunities in Brazil

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 6:03 PM MT—First-quarter exports of complete bicycles from Taiwan to the global market fell 9.5 percent in what could be an indication of the effect of Europe’s economic slowdown on the island’s manufacturers.

ALMERE, Netherlands (BRAIN) Tuesday May 29 2012 12:26 PM MT—Derby Cycle could soon return to its private status after more than a year of trading on various European stock exchanges.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 3:28 PM MT—The bike business in Europe is showing resilience despite daily headlines on the continent’s turbulent economy that are bound to push buying to the back of some consumers’ minds.

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria (BRAIN) Wednesday May 23 2012 5:53 AM MT—Dahon has begun producing bikes for the European market in Bulgaria through a partnership with local manufacturer Maxcom.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (BRAIN) Tuesday May 22 2012 9:05 AM MT—Schwalbe has expanded its factory in Indonesia and is now producing its own tubulars at the 80,000-square-meter (861,000-square-foot) plant in Jakarta.

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 11:14 AM MT—Construction is under way on Velodrome Suisse, a CHF 15 million ($16 million) track, sports hall and training center planned next door to BMC’s Swiss headquarters in Grenchen.

ALCOBENDAS, Spain (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 1:53 AM MT—Spanish brand BH opened the doors to its first-ever concept store last week in the Rio Norte Business Park in Alcobendas just north of Madrid.

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Nicole Formosa

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Nicole Formosa


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