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Raleigh: ‘E-MTB’s Are UK’s Biggest Growth Area’

BIRMINGHAM, UK - Terry Blackwood of Raleigh UK Ltd took the opportunity of the Cycle Show trade day in Birmingham late September to give his view on the future of the bicycle market in the United Kingdom. “Electric mountain bikes will be the biggest growth area in the immediate future in the UK mark...

Global Bike and P&A Sales Grows by 3%

PARIS, France – The 9th edition of a survey initiated in 2005 into the size of the global sports market indicates that sales of bicycles (all types) as well as P&A scored a 3% growth in 2013. Based on consumer tracking, statistical projections and its industry expertise, market researcher NPD Group ...

Gates Carbon Drive To Open European R&D Lab

MÜHLHAUSEN, Germany – The European market currently generates 70% of Gates Carbon Drive’s turnover in the bicycle industry. “To keep in close contact with the market, we will open an European R&D lab and testing facility,” says Frank Scurlock, Global Business Development Manager for Gates Corporatio...

Launch of Online Platform for E-Cargobikes

HEIDELBERG, Germany – Recently a virtual e-cargobike platform celebrated its official presentation. The online shop www.e-lastenrad.de targets the European e-cargobike market and has already eight cargobike brands in its portfolio. These brands are, next to several parts and accessory labels, Babboe...

Porsche Conducts Factory Analysis at Accell Group

STUTTGART, Germany – Accell Group decided to conduct a first on-site factory analysis and in-depth workshop with Porsche Consulting. “We need to become more flexible in production and reduce the long lead times,” said Accell Group COO Jeroen Snijders Blok. "It is important that the entire bicycle in...

MIFA’s Future Remains Uncertain

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany – The insolvency procedure of bike producer MIFA led to a struggle between major shareholder Carsten Maschmeyer, supervisory board member Utz Claassen and board member & CEO Thomas Mayer on one side and the creditors (bond owners and banks) together with the administrator Lucas...

Asia Bike Show Takes Next Step Forward

NANJING, China – “The strategy of putting on a trade show in China focused on sports and luxury bikes was risky, but the show’s success has proven us right,” said Knut Jäger, Asia bike chairman after the show which ended last Sunday. "Now our task is to bring long term stability to this concept. We ...

First eMobility Shop To Open In Berlin Mitte

BERLIN, Germany – The Berlin district Mitte has its first e-mobility shop. In this popular district where LOHAS and hipsters go lifestyle shopping, WingWheels invites customers with the use of deck-chairs and eye-catching rental bikes in front of the shop. Once in the shop you find yourself in a sty...

Sparta Sells 1st Thousand S-Pedelecs

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – The Dutch market is taking to the speed-pedelec very quickly. Market leader Sparta, part of the Accell Group has already sold more than 1,000 units on its home market, the Netherlands. Official statistics indicate that up until September 1,000 (967) Sparta speed-Pedelecs...

Louis Garneau Recalls Bicycle Helmets

QUEBEC, Canada – Louis Garneau Sports is voluntarily recalling the P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmet. This helmet, certified according to CPSC standards in December 2013, was manufactured in early 2014 and its production was tested internally by both Louis Garneau and its contract manufacturer as well...

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