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TranzX Differentiating E-Bike System Range Further

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – At next week’s Taichung Bike Week TranzX will be launching its new M16 mid-motor system targeted to budget e-bikes. The M16 comes next to the M15 and is a mid-motor system that offers frame-integration possibilities fitting the 'design language' of OEM's. With this new mid-motor s...

Time Sport Founder Roland Cattin Dies

NEVERS, France - Roland Cattin was still full of ambitions when he died on Sunday October 19 at age 65. For this man, who founded Time Sport in 1987 the company was his passion. We had a long meeting with Roland Cattin last June. We saw a tired man, but despite the company's economic struggles, he w...

New Format For Interbike IBD Summit

TEMPE, USA - Interbike, organizers of the IBD Summit, is set to launch the 2015 event with a new location, a new date, a new format and a new agenda. The new date makes it easier for many retailers to leave their stores. Recent feedback from previous and prospective attendees indicated that while th...

Cane Creek Recalls Bicycle Shocks

FLETCHER, USA - Cane Creek issued a voluntary recall of its DBINLINE rear shock. The shock absorber is marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR) damping. Following these directions will cause unexpected behaviour by a bike’s suspension.. Th...

Polish Market Enjoys Bicycle Boom

WARSAW, Poland –In 2013 Poles bought 1.28 million bicycles, 250,000 units more than in 2008. According to the Polish Bicycle Association, which gathered the market information in close cooperation with the IPC market research institute, the local market represents a value of one billion zlotys (€ 25...

Adidas Global Creative Director To Open WFSGI Forum

LEIPZIG, Germany - The WFSGI Manufacturers Forum 2014 will be embraced by leading executives and well-known global partners within the world of manufacturing. The final agenda for the two-day conference in Leipzig on November 13 and 14, 2014 has just been published by the World Federation of the spo...

Speed Tuning Kits Threaten E-Bike Market Development

LONDON, UK – Currently the London police and officers from the UK Trading Standards Institute are checking UK dealers if they are selling speed tuning kits for e-bikes; or if they are selling de-restricted electric bicycles. With this operation authorities are building a case on rogue e-bike traders...

Taipei Cycle Continues Asian Show Dominance in 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – The fact that Taiwan exported less complete bikes in 2014 as well as in 2013, is not affecting the Taipei International Cycle Show. At today’s press conference it was underlined that also in 2015 this show is the biggest in bikes in Asia. As it stands now business will be as usual...

Former MIFA CEO Sold Shares To Private Equity Firm

BERLIN, Germany – Deutsche Balaton AG; a private equity investor which is also behind the “alternative MIFA restructuring concept,” the company announced early October, acquired the biggest part of the MIFA owned shares by former Chairman Peter Wicht. According to a, by German authorities mandatory,...

FSA Focuses on Chains

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – At next week’s Taichung Bike Week FSA will present (among other new components for MY 2016) its new line-up of chains. After making a modest start in chains in 2012 the brand’s production company Tien Hsin Industries showed today its expanded range. At today's press presentation t...

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