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No Restart for Halfords NL

VEENENDAAL, The Netherlands - Halfords NL is not making a restart as yet. The administrators handling the bankruptcy of Dutch retail chain announced this yesterday evening. The 90 wholly owned stores remained closed today; the 28 franchise-outlets are open. The administrators are still negotiating w...

Trek Bicycle To Expand US Distribution Centre

WATERLOO, USA - Trek Bicycle will expand its Wisconsin distribution capabilities in 2015 with a move from its existing global distribution centre in Oconomowoc to a new 250,000-square-foot facility in nearby Johnson Creek. The new distribution centre is 50 percent larger than Trek's existing facilit...

inMotion mar.com Joins Bike Europe

STUTTGART, Germany - inMotion mar.com joins the advertising sales team for the German, Austrian and Swiss markets for Bike Europe. The Stuttgart, Germany based company will also represent the Benelux dealer magazine ‘Tweewieler’ in the German speaking markets. Uwe Weissflog is managing director of i...

Bicycle Use Growing in Holland

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - Dutch travel within their own country some 11,000 kilometers per person per year. In the last years this stayed more or less stable. With one exception: bicycle use. Since 2004 the use of bikes in the Netherlands has increased by 7 percent, according to the Mobility Surv...

Taiwan’s ‘Lohas’ Event Attracts Many Cycling Fans

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Young and old enjoyed themselves at the 2014 ‘Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability’ (Lohas) day in Taichung, Taiwan. Supported by several companies from the bicycle industry the event hosted numerous different bike races. A national dirt jump bike slope race between age group...

Combined Wood And Alloy Bike Stand

For the stylish presentation of bicycles in OEM showrooms of retail shops, Q Stand introduced a new bike stand at Eurobike. The patented CD-701 and the CD 702 both provide a stable and nicely designed stand for bicycle presentations. Both versions fit tires between 20 and 62 millimetres wide. The c...

Microshift Invests in Chain Wheel Production

Drive train components manufacturer Microshift expanded its product range with cassettes which include the Sliding Engagement Technology (SET). According to Microshift the patented sprocket design performs a fast and clean shift. The company also developed a dual control 10 speed shifter designed to...

Eurobike Starts Press Camp

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – To provide the cycling industry and media representatives another platform long before the autumn shows, Eurobike launches a special ‘Media Days’ event from June 30 to July 2, 2015. In the US 'Press Camps' are already for some years taking place annually. Eurobike is now d...

World’s Biggest Hub Motor Maker Starts in Europe

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – 8Fun, the world’s biggest maker of hub motors for e-bikes, is re-branding itself to Bafang. Under this name the company starts a service center in Europe. Next to that there’s now also a mid-motor drive system added to the line-up for ModelYear 2015. Jack Brandsen, coming from NuV...

Mando Footloose Switches from Internet to Dealers

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands - Two years ago, the revolutionary chainless electric folding bike, Mando Footloose, made its debut. Since then it stayed silent; in particular because Mando decided to sell the bike exclusively through Internet. Things are changing now. Currently Mando is looking for deal...

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