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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...

ExpoBici Padua 2015: The Show Must Go On?

PADUA, Italy - They call it the “War of the cycling shows”, a “Montagues and Capulets” story of the present days in Italy. One contender is in Verona the other in Padua and the bike as their love object. Until last year ExpoBici organized by PadovaFiere SpA was the sole exhibition of the Italian cyc...

After China Bosch eBike Systems Branches Out to US

IRVINE, USA — After opening a sales & service office in China last June, Bosch eBike Systems branched out to another continent last week. The company heralded its start in the US last Thursday with the official opening of its HQ for e-bike drive systems in Southern Californian Irvine. One year ago, ...

E-Bikes Are Most Important Trend

OSLO, Norway - The 2014 sales season has been a long and successful for the Norwegian bicycle market. While 2013 was hampered with a long and cold spring - 2014 has been blessed with excellent conditions thanks to an early spring and warm fall which increased the sales season. Also Norway is getting...

Bike Sales in Belgium Grows 8 Percent

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Last year a total of 436,549 new bicycles were sold in Belgium through IBDs; up 30,000 (+7.5 percent) compared to the total of 2013. This is concluded by a study at Belgian bike dealers which has been commissioned by the organizer of the Velofollies bike show. For the Velofollies...

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