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Winride Compact Mini Tool

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Tool manufacturer Winride developed a very compact, small and lightweight mini with 13 features. The integrated folding tool is multi-forged and CNC machined and comes with Winride’s FE-bits system. The contains the tools HEX2/2.5/3/4/5/6/8 mm, Torx T25, SL4, PH2, spanner 8/10 mm, s...

Q-Lite’s Latest Innovation in Hub Dynamos for MTB

The PD-8X is Q-lite’s latest from hub dynamo with a 15 mm thru-axle and dis specification. According to Q-Lite the PD-8X is the new acme of dynamo technology for extreme use. This MTB hub dynamo features the latest in electro and mechanical technology. With 420 grams it is also among the lightest in...

More Electronics Giants Target E-Bikes

SHANGHAI, China - Next to Bosch more giants in consumer electronics are targeting the e-bike market nowadays. During the China Cycle Show, held earlier this week in Shanghai, Samsung showed a complete (and with striking features) e-bike system with mid-motor. Earlier also LG announced to plan a star...

Capital Injection for MIFA, CEO Peter Wicht Out

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany – Troubled bike producer MIFA announced CEO Peter Wicht’s departure as Management Board member “with immediate effect for health reasons”. Next to that, local authorities stepped in by acquiring the factory grounds via a so-called sales & leaseback agreement for an amount of 5....

EU and China Start Harmonizing E-Bike Standards

SHANGHAI, China – At the 24th China Cycle Show in Shanghai that closed its doors yesterday, talks started between the China Bicycle Association (CBA) and the EU industry associations COLIBI/COLIPED. The objective of the talks is to get to harmonized safety standards for electric bicycles on a worldw...

Accell North America Forms eBike Competence Center

KENT, USA - Accell Group is investing to further innovation and infrastructure in e-bike category through its North American subsidiary, Accell North America by launching a new division, called the ‘Electric Bicycle Competence Center’. The timing of this new department coincides with key e-bike inno...

Anti-Dumping Duty on Vietnamese Bicycle Tyres

HANOI, Vietnam – Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade has announced the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on bicycle tyres imported from Vietnam. This was reported by the national English daily Vietnam News. Brazil launched an anti-dumping investigation on the import of bicy...

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...

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