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Interbike Show Signals: E-Bikes Speeding Up in US

LAS VEGAS, USA - The e-bike market in the United States is finally gaining momentum. This was the main message of last week’s Interbike; the country’s biggest trade show for bicycles and bike products. It has been the second year for Interbike at Mandalay Bay Convention Center (MBCC) in Las Vegas. U...

Easybike Acquires E-Bike Manufacturer Matra

LE BOURGET, France – Easybike signed a letter of intent with Matra owner Lagardère for the acquisition of the e-bike factory in Romorantin. The Matra e-bike production will be moved to Easybike’s new plant which is under construction in Saint-Lô and expected to be ready in 2015. The letter of intent...

ExpoBici To Open its Doors Next Weekend

PADUA, Italy - This weekend the seventh edition of ExpoBici, scheduled at the Padua Exhibition Center, will again feature over 500 exhibitors on 32,000 square meters as well as several new side events. One of a kind in the country, ExpoBici is the ultimate Italian cycling experience with new product...

Italian Bicycle Industry in Positive Mood

MILAN, Italy – 2013 was another difficult year for Italy as the economic crisis continued. All industries were suffering. For instance, delivery of powered two-wheelers (scooters and motorcycles) was down 25.5% in 2013. The bicycle industry was more positive on production and sales. Taking into acco...

Mando Footloose IM Version Launched at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - Mando Footloose presented the IM version of its innovative and award winning, chainless e-bike this year at Eurobike. Its outstanding design even attracted Prince Albert II of Monaco who now owns a Mando Footloose. Known as an environmentalist he thus sets an example when ...

‘Danger Threatening E-Bike Trend’

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – “The e-bike product group does hold a danger in itself. This concerns the safety of Speed Pedelecs. Legislation about S-Pedelecs is not yet clear, neither in definition nor in organization,” warned Accell CEO René Takens at last month’s Eurobike. Here he said: "We should a...

CN Spoke to Open European Warehouse

BAUNACH, Germany - As the exclusive distributor of the Taiwanese parts maker CN Spoke Southern Germany based Messingschlager has extensively expanded its stock. To meet growing demand for more supply chain flexibility Messingschlager has substantially improved its service level. Until recently Messi...

Baltik Vairas’ Dirk Zwick Becomes Board Member

ŠIAULIAI, Lithuania – After driving Baltik Vairas through the spin-of challenge back to a profitable level CEO Dirk Zwick resigned in order to spent more time in his home country Germany. "Dirk has extraordinary manufacturing and bike industry expertise, and we are delighted that now he quits as CEO...

Producers Screened for Parts Anti-Dumping Exemption

BRUSSELS, Belgium – On 5 September 2014, the European Commission started the screening of bike producers based in the EU which are currently exempted from the anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese bicycle parts. After the introduction of anti-dumping duties on Chinese bikes, a number of exporters and...

Giant China Wants its Dumping Conviction Reviewed

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Giant China is looking for a review of its dumping conviction by the European Commission and is for that appealing to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Depending on the decision of the Court the biggest bike maker in the world, that targets a production of 7 million unit...

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