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Price Hikes Inevitable Due to Drop of Euro Rate

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - There are already bike makers that have raised their prices at the start of the new year. But much more is to come and not only for complete bicycles and e-bikes due to the fall of the euro rate against the US dollar. This also leads to a shift in key price points in the...

Shimano Philippine Factory Opened

MANILA, Philippines – Shimano added the next factory on its list of more than 40 facilities and sales offices worldwide with the opening of a new plant at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Santo Tomas, Batangas. According to a report on the Philippine website ABS-CBN News Shimano invest...

New ISO Standard for Bicycles Implemented

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Organization for Standardization ISO published the new ISO 4210:2014 standard for bicycles. It has been developed in response to demand throughout the world and to ensure that bicycles manufactured in compliance with this International Standard will be as safe...

UK Harmonises Electric Bike Law with Europe

LONDON, UK - The UK has finally laid out in detail its proposed harmonisation legislation to bring its electric bike legislation in line with Europe. The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015 will update the UK's original 1983 legislation, effectively scrapping the country'...

Industry Associations COLIBI & COLIPED Merge in CONEBI

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European industry associations representing bike makers and parts producers – COLIBI and COLIPED – have merged in order to voice the sector’s interest united and louder in Brussels. The merger resulted in a new name: CONEBI. CONEBI stands for the 'Confederation of the Europea...

Belgium Bike Industry Partners In Wind Tunnel Test

PAAL, Belgium - The Flemish bicycle companies BioRacer, Ridley and Lazer Sport cooperated in a so called “Euregional Bike Valley” project to develop a new measurement system based on laser technology and to study the newest aerodynamic product improvements. In a joint project with Trento Robotics fr...

Mavic Takes Next Step In Centralizing Service

ANNECY, France – To meet the growing demand for technical support Mavic implements the ‘one-stop service’ concept for its wheel sets as well as warranty and service requests of all its product lines. The Mavic Service Centre for all European markets will open in the first half of 2015 and is to be l...

UK’s Largest Bike Show Returns to London in February

LONDON, UK - The UK’s largest cycling Show returns to ExCeL London from 12 – 15 February. Over 200 exhibitors are present including a number of retailers that are not only launching their latest products but also sells them to the public. Brands confirmed to be at the Show include Cannondale, Boardm...

Giant Reports Record Sales

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – For 2014 Giant Manufacturing Co, reports a recovery of its own-brand business in Europe. Next to that the marketing of Taiwan’s biggest bicycle maker also proved to be effective in China, resulting in stronger-than-expected sales for last year. In the last quarter of 2014 Giant's ...

MIFA: Delisting From Stock Exchange and New Name

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany - MIFA insolvency administrator Lucas Flöther is preparing the former German bicycle producer Mitteldeutsche Fahradwerke AG for the future under new leadership. This includes delisting the company from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Mid December MIFA was acquired by the von Nath...

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