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Belgium IBDs Positive on Market Prospects

KORTRIJK, Belgium - The lack of reliable market data made Velofollies show organiser Media Surplus decide to do a survey among Belgium IBDs. The results indicate customers are mainly attending the bicycle retailer for city bikes, but also that e-bike sales in the IBD channel are growing rapidly. Acc...

Pioneer’s Pedaling Monitor System

The electronics giant is crossing over to the cycling world with a Pedaling Monitor System that provides precise power measurement and detailed analysis of pedalling efficiency. For that Pioneer attached strain sensors to the right and left crank arms allowing for the calculation of power for left a...

Shimano Presents Next Generation XTR

OSAKA, Japan - Mountain biking has rapidly evolved since the previous introduction of Shimano’s top level XTR groupset in 2010. For example with different riding styles and new wheel sizes. Shimano’s answer to these developments is the new rider tuned XTR M9000 groupset. The XTR M9000 features the C...

Merida Expands Frame and E-bike Production

YUANLIN, Taiwan – To meet growing demand of e-bikes and other high end bicycles, stock listed Merida Industry is enlarging its facility in Taiwan. The expansion of the Taiwan factory includes the construction of a new hall for the production of high end aluminium frames. The enlargement of the Merid...

New Chairman of Dutch Industry Organization RAI

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - Jaap Merkus, GM of Gazelle has been elected chairman of the board of the bicycle department of the Dutch industry organisation RAI at a general assembly of members at the end of March. In his new position he succeeds long-time chairman René Takens, CEO of Accell Group wh...

Shimano-Kunshan: Short Strike is Over

KUNSHAN, China – Unofficial sources at Shimano confirmed that the strike at Shimano (Kunshan) Bicycle Parts Co., Ltd. was brought to an end on 10 April. The strike will have no impact on deliveries. The Kunshan facility is one of Shimano's largest factories. Employing more than 1,200 people, th...

Harmonizing Standards Discussed at China Cycle

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Next Sunday, April 13, China Cycle starts in Shanghai. This year’s 24th edition is themed: "Technology Innovation and Quality Improvement". At the show industry associations from China and Europe meet to discuss a possible harmonization of safety standards for bicycles a...

French E-Bike Sales Continue to Flourish

PARIS, France – On a total market volume of more than 2.7 million bicycles e-bike sales is still relatively small with 56,000 units. However, it’s the only segment that showed double digit growth in a slightly decreasing 2013 French bicycle market. Electric bicycles were the bright spot on the 2013 ...

UN-Habitat and ECF Sign Agreement to Promote Cycling Worldwide

BRUSSELS, Belgium - UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the “Promotion of Cycling as a Sustainable Means of Transportation”. This agreement engages both parties to advocate for b...

Fox Unveils MY 2015 Fork Line-up

SCOTTS VALLEY, USA - For MY 2015 Fox redesigned its MTB line-up which is a direct result of the 34 Racing Applications Development (RAD) project during the 2013 race season. According to Fox the entire fork line-up has received attention, with significant updates being made to the 32 and 34 models a...

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