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Frame Revolution with New Titanium Strong Steel Alloy?

POHANG, South Korea - Scientists at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea claim that they developed a new material that equals the strength of steel and the lightness of titanium alloy. The Pohang University reports that...

UK Market Moves to Hi-End Indicates London Bike Show

LONDON, UK - With the dust only just settling on the self-styled “UK's largest bike show” at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London it's clear it has been another busy and successful consumer show. The show’s main message is that the UK market is moving to high-end. Of course, UK 'household name...

Shimano Sees Bike Component Sales Rise by 26%

OSAKA, Japan – Shimano reports that last year the company’s order-taking was, “Brisk as Shimano products were relatively affordable because of the depreciation of the yen. Moreover, sales of new models released in 2014, including XTR, Alivio, Tourney TX, 105 road bike components, and disc brakes for...

Amer Sports’ Cycling Business Growing

HELSINKI, Finland – Sports equipment maker Amer Sports Corp., whose brand portfolio includes Mavic, saw its 2014 net sales in the category cycling increase by 8% to 138.5 million euro. Cycling equipment which includes rims, wheels and tires represented 80 % of net sales of 138.5 million euro. Cyclis...

Zipp to Recall First Generation 88 Front Hub

INDIANAPOLIS, USA - Zipp has identified a technical issue with respect to a production range of Zipp wheels manufactured with the Zipp 88 front hub and issued a complete and voluntary recall. The recall includes some 12,000 units manufactured in the US by Prodigy Group. The hubs were sold AM as well...

Selling E-Bike Tuning Kits; Implications & Legalities

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Selling speed tuning kits for e-bikes is spreading throughout the countries where electric bicycles have gained market share in recent years. In Germany and in the UK authorities are checking upon dealers on the sale of de-restricted e-bikes as there are fierce implicati...

Bianchi Builds on European Strategy

TREVIGLIO, Italy - Bianchi announces to begin direct distribution in Spain and Andorra with the start of 2015 and is strengthening and expanding its global customer service center in Treviglio. Company spoke-persons call this, “An evolution of our European strategy.” During the transition period Con...

Eurobike Puts its Full Weight behind Asiabike

NANJING, China – “The future of AsiaBike is not at stake after the sudden demise of initiator Knut Jaeger last weekend.” This is the tendency of the statement sent out by Messe Friedrichshafen. Eurobike’s mark is obviously to be more visible at future editions of the show in Nanjing. "The personal l...

Cycling Industry Club Keeps Growing with New Members

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The Cycling Industry Club’s mantra of getting more people on bikes more often is recognized and supported by more and more companies from the bike industry. After the latest reported success with the joining of Shimano another renowned industry player joined. The Cycling Industry...

Show Organizer Cancels Austrian Best of Bike 2015

SALZBURG, Austria – The announcement of the Austrian bicycle producers, importers and wholesalers organization Arge-Fahrrad to organize its own order platform for IBDs forced ‘Best of Bike’ organizer Reed Exhibitions Messe Salzburg GmbH to pull the plug on their successful event in Salzburg. For man...

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