Month: August 1998

Performance e-bikes power Accell Group's sales

Company looking to omni-channel sales to compensate for reduced specialty retailer sales. HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Sales of performance e-bikes continue to drive sales increases for Accell Group, the parent company of Raleigh, Diamondback, Haibike and other bike brands. The company said the higher priced e-bikes contributed to a revenue increase in its third quarter, …

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Cyclone Bicycle to become exclusive US distributor of Cinelli

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle is the new exclusive distributor of Cinelli USA bikes and frames, which were previously distributed by BTI. Existing parts and apparel distributors will be able to continue ordering and stocking Cinelli P&A merchandise but all bikes and frames will come through Cyclone. “The recent growth of the urban market and …

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SRAM to close its Kunshan factory in China; production to move to Taichung

UPDATED KUNSHAN, China (BRAIN) — Jeffrey Winterkorn, SRAM’s vice president of global manufacturing, told employees at the company’s Kunshan factory Monday that closing the plant was a “difficult decision.”  Winterkorn applauded the factory’s employees for the work they have done during the plant’s three years of operation. “They have shown great teamwork, strong employee engagement …

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Giant's global sales continue to slump due to weak markets in US and China

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The global slump in bicycle sales, especially in the U.S. and China, has taken a toll on Giant’s first three quarters of 2016 with overall revenue down 6.5 percent. Giant posted revenue of NT $44.2 billion ($1.38 billion) for the first three quarters compared to the same period last year of NT …

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Velotooler sponsoring new non-profit cycling team, CCB International

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler — a new online platform that will connect freelance bike mechanics with cyclists who need service — is the first title sponsor for the CCB Velotooler Continental Team, a developmental road team that has UCI Continental registration for the 2017 season. The team’s main focus is to support developing U23 riders from the United …

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'Overcoming Our Brutal Truths' is theme of 2017 Bicycle Leadership Conference

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — “Overcoming Our Brutal Truths” is the theme of next year’s Bicycle Leadership Conference here. Registration opened this week for the April 18-20 conference. “With the bicycle market evolving from simply change in new products each year to more dramatic shifts, our 2017 conference sessions are sure to inspire you and leave you …

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PeopleForBikes plans webinar on election results

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is devoting its next Industry Webinar to an examination of what the recent election means to bike infrastructure. “We worked to get the vote out on dozens of ballot measures that will support funding for bicycle facilities through our VoteForBikes campaign, and have many successes to share,” the group said.  The webinar …

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