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SR Suntour Reacts on Mega Recall Scott and Trek

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recall from both Scott and Trek involving over 125,000 bikes is not due to any defect in SR Suntour forks. In a statement by a spokesman from SR Suntour, it is said that: “SR Suntour does not plan to conduct a recall of any of these forks.” That SR Suntour is not recalling the...

Accell Group Sells Tunturi Fitness Division

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands - Accell Group has sold its Tunturi fitness activities to a group of private investors. These investors do not hold share positions within Accell Group NV. The transaction is expected to have a limited impact on the holding company’s 2014 result. René Takens, Accell Group...

Vittoria Changes Brand Strategy

MADONE, Italy – At Eurobike 2014 the Italian tyre manufacturer Vittoria S.p.A. will officially launch a new brand strategy as of MY 2015. Vittoria, manufacturer of premium bicycle tyres including tubes, will say goodbye to GEAX; the brand name used to market MTB tyres. The brand name GEAX, founded b...

Denmark Adopts ‘National Cycling Strategy’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The Danish Minister of Transport launched a new strategy aimed towards getting more people to use their bike. The Danish Cyclists’ Federation has contributed to the final strategy and is very pleased with the outcome. "We have a long tradition for cycling in Denmark, and it mak...

Newly Upgraded Merida Facility Begins Production

YUANLIN, Taiwan - At a recent round of shareholders’ meeting, Merida revealed that its newly upgraded production lines in Taiwan are now operational. This is part of an expansion scheme for the company’s Taiwan facility that also includes the construction of a new hall for the production of high end...

Double Digit Cycling Sales Increase at Halfords UK

REDDITCH, UK - Cycle and car parts retailer Halfords has started a nationwide campaign to fill 500 new permanent positions across its 467 superstores - the majority in cycling roles. Halfords says the recruitment drive: “has been driven - in part - by the phenomenal growth in cycling sales.” The ove...

Cycling Industry Club Gets Advisory Board

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Last Tuesday the very first Advisory Board meeting of the Cycling Industry Club (CIC) was held in Brussels. This Board, that consist of members of the bicycle sector’s lobby club, is to bring focussed industry input into the ECF’s advocacy strategies that are part funded by the C...

Interbike Adds Floor Space After Reaching Max Capacity

LAS VEGAS, USA - In an effort to help meet strong demand for booth space at the upcoming Interbike International Expo, show organizers have added a new ballroom for exhibitors within the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Harkening back to Interbike's last year at the Sands Convention Center, the new a...

SRAM Teams With Bosch for E-Bike Innovation

NIJKERK, The Netherlands - SRAM and Bosch have combined technologies to offer an integrated shifting system for e-bikes with a mid-motor and pulse hybrid drive-train. The system pairs the DD3 shifter from SRAM with the Active Line and Performance Line motors from Bosch, as well as the German company...

UCI to Focus on Cycling in Emerging Markets

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Recently, the UCI Management Committee has confirmed a number of important decisions including the adoption of a detailed vision and strategy to lead the development of cycling as a competitive sport and activity worldwide over the coming years. The UCI's strategy will see a ...

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