Month: January 2001

European e-bike manufacturers withdraw request for import registration, to the relief of importers

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association has withdrawn its request to the European Commission to begin registering the imports of e-bikes into the EU. The registration made it possible for the EC to collect retroactive anti-dumping duties on e-bikes brought in from China earlier this year.  The Collective of European Importers of Electric …

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Chinese sports company and partners move closer to bid on Amer Sports

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports on Thursday confirmed that it’s continuing to explore a sale to a Chinese sports company and an Asian private equity firm. Amer said Nasdaq Helsinki, the public market where its stock is traded, requested it to make a public statement confirming the negotiations after Bloomberg reported that the suitor, Anta Sports …

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NHTSA: Cyclist fatalities from motor vehicle crashes declined 8% last year (don't celebrate yet)

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show an 8.1 percent decline in cyclist deaths due to motor vehicle-related incidents last year, compared with the prior year.  Experts in the bike community point out that the findings, while welcome, don’t indicate a trend. “The 8 percent reduction in U.S. …

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Collaboration with Crankbrothers raises profile of hub maker Project321

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Many consumers and even bike retailers may not have heard of the Project321 brand before last week. But the Bend, Oregon-based component maker got a shot of name recognition when Crankbrothers announced at the start of October that its new Synthesis line of front- and rear-tuned carbon wheels would include Project321 hub …

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