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Pierer Mobility takes over Felt Bicycles

The Rossignol Group has sold Felt Bicycles to Pierer Mobility. The move allows the ambitious Austrian company to expand its offering significantly and provide a springboard for expansion to North America.

Pierer Mobility takes over Felt Bicycles

The Rossignol Group has sold Felt Bicycles to Pierer Mobility. The move allows the ambitious Austrian company to expand its offering significantly and provide a springboard for expansion to North America.

BICO and Eurobike agree long-term trade fair partnership

Major German purchasing association Bike & Co (BICO), commits to the new Eurobike show from 13 to 17 July 2022 in Frankfurt.

Yamaha and Hero Motors join forces

Dedicated factory for hub-mounted drives to be built in Ludhiana, India.

India’s TVS Motor invests in Ego Movement

Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS Motor is entering the dynamic European e-bike market with a long-term strategic partnership with Swiss e-bike manufacturer Ego Movement.

PON acquires Dorel Sports for US$810 million

Dorel Industries has sold its Sports division in an $810 million cash deal with Pon Holdings. PON will become the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world, reaching an estimated annual turnover of USD 2.95 billion.

Leggero’s overrun trailer brake

Leggero exhibits world’s first independent trailer braking system.

Eurobike Awards show tomorrow’s trends

The winners of this year’s Eurobike Awards not only reflect the drive for innovation within the bike industry and products that fit major trends in cycling – think electric assistance, all kind of digital gimmicks or cargobikes.

Eurobike will be a safe showcase for innovation

Eurobike opens its doors from 1 to 4 September 2021 – for the first time since 2019. Some 630 exhibitors from 42 countries will be showcasing the latest products over 80,000 square metres of exhibition space. “We’re very pleased with the level of participation at Eurobike,” said Klaus Wellmann, CEO Messe Friedrichshafen.

Taipei Cycle goes ‘hybrid’ in 2022

Taipei Cycle will hold both a physical show and a virtual event dubbed ‘Taipei Cycle DigitalGo’ next year.

Record turnover and growth for Europe’s industry

The last 18 months have seen a massive growth in demand within the bicycle industry. According to Conebi’s European Bicycle Industry and Market Profile Report, sales skyrocketed by 40 percent in 2020.

Bicycle Cluster: a dedicated B2B search engine for the global bike industry

Bicycle Cluster is a search engine designed specifically for the bicycle industry. Launched in Taiwan in late 2020, the purpose-built platform is a digital information resource advantage for industry partners.

Eurobike to move to Frankfurt in 2022

Eurobike will be held at Messe Frankfurt from next year, solving the long-standing issues with access and accommodation and giving the world’s biggest bike show an even greater global reach.

Pandemic’s effect on Europe’s bike industry

Surveys commissioned by Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) show the European bicycle industry has done good business amidst the Covid-19 pandemic after some early hiccups.

Austria’s bicycle market on an electric high

Market data from Austria clearly confirm the trends seen in Germany and Switzerland: as the pandemic led to significantly increased demand, the bicycle business was one of the winners in the crisis, and the market grew by 13 percent in volume and by 26 percent in turnover.

Rein4ced raises fresh capital for expansion

With its steel-reinforced advanced composites, Rein4ced offers a way to build more rugged carbon parts at a high degree of automation. After a successful Series …

Shimano fights copycats

Consumers will be able to check the authenticity of Shimano products.

Messingschlager under new ownership

In a surprise move, German consumer electronic supplier Hama has become the majority owner of Messingschlager.

Giant’s turnover grows 10% in 2020

With the global demand for bicycles and related accessories rising sharply, the Giant Group as Taiwan’s biggest bicycle manufacturer saw its turnover grow by 10 percent last year.

Taiwan Excellence press conference: covering global cycling trends

TAITRA changed the Taiwan Excellence press conference to a live streaming format. Six Taiwan-based manufacturers got a chance to present a product highlight for the season ahead.

Order & Preview Show from BICO and EUROBIKE on course for success

Prominent bike companies lining up to participate in EUROBICO launch in Frankfurt am Main in July.

Stunning numbers from Taiwan’s bicycle industry

With some of Taiwan’s key markets presenting an impressive double-digit growth in bicycle sales last year, and no easing of the high demand in sight, it’s no wonder that most factories within Taiwan are running at full capacity.

2020 market numbers: Germany’s bicycle boom is electrified

In 2020, the overall bicycle market in Germany grew by 16.9 percent to over five million units. Of this, 1.95 million were e-bikes, whose volume jumped by over 43 percent and market share grew from 31.5 to 38.7 percent.

Record turnover for Fox Factory in 2020

In 2020, the bicycle-related business of Fox Factory lifted the turnover of the company to new heights. For 2021 the company expects continued growth that should move its turnover over the one-billion-dollar mark.

Eurobike: “Everybody wants the class reunion”

More than 800 exhibitors have signed up for the 29th edition of the leading trade show from 1 to 4 September in Friedrichshafen. “We are delighted to see that the industry’s most important manufacturers and suppliers are all on board for Eurobike 2021 in this unusual year,” explains CEO Messe Friedrichshafen Klaus Wellmann.

Eurobike’s Stefan Reisinger: “Digital formats are no substitute for a physical bike trade fair”

Due to Covid-19, EUROBIKE 2020 had to be cancelled. However, plans are going full steam ahead for EUROBIKE 2021. Head of EUROBIKE, Stefan Reisinger provides an insight into how the international bike trade fair is changing and why the organisers are confident of holding the 2021 show.

Shimano rebounds strongly in 2020

The Japanese juggernaut sets trends and standards in the industry, and its numbers are a good indicator of how the entire industry fared in 2020.

d & i Awards announced by Taipei Cycle

The Covid19 pandemic may have kept the Taipei Cycle Show from going ahead as a physical trade show. But as the bicycle industry keeps innovating, Taiwan’s External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Bicycle Association agreed with iF Design Asia to go ahead with the d & i Awards.

Taiwan’s e-bike exports drive growth in 2020

Taiwan’s E-Bikes exports have been the biggest driving force for industry growth this past year, with a value almost as high as that of complete bikes. Exports grew by 18% in volume and 14% in value from 2019 to 2020.

Time Sport’s frame, pedal businesses sold

Rossignol Group has sold the iconic Time Sport frame and carbon manufacturing business to American investors while SRAM has picked up Time’s pedal division.

Polisport acquires Catlike helmet brand

Portugal’s Polisport Group has acquired Spanish premium helmet brand Catlike, the group announced February 18. Polisport will take over all development, production, and sales of Catlike …

Astro and Darfon join forces

Astro and Darfon, two big players from Taiwan, are joining forces to speed up the development of e-bikes that offer advances in integration and connectivity.

Bafang Receives China’s First UL 2849 Certificate for Mid Motor

On February 9, 2021, Bafang Electric was awarded the UL 2849 certificate, the first mid motor UL certificate in China.

Industry veteran Lance Bohlen passes away

From the early 80s, Lance Bohlen shaped the mountain bike boom first-hand. His true passion, however, lay with road cycling. Now the sad news has reached Show Daily’s editing desk that Bohlen (64) has lost his fight against lung cancer.

General Manager Europe Jack Brandsen leaves Bafang

After a six-year tenure at the helm of the Bafang European headquarters in Wijchen, The Netherlands, Jack Brandsen will depart the company as of March 31st.

Taipei Cycle to postpone physical show, with online show still on track to start March 3

Taipei Cycle to postpone physical show, with online show still on track to start March 3. 242 Exhibitors from 24 countries will be taking part in the first Taipei Cycle Online Show.

Bafang: Global supplier of complete e-bike systems

Bafang is one of the leading manufacturers of e-mobility components and complete e-drive systems.

Smart move from French automotive supplier Valeo

Valeo, a French automotive supplier with a yearly turnover of EUR 19 billion, is now aiming at the e-bike market. Its 48 Volt drive system promises more efficiency and shorter charging times. And it can deliver a massive torque of up to 130 Nm. Valeo’s mid-motor seems aimed at applications where a lot of support is needed – think heavy cargo bikes for commercial use as an example.

Overview – Fenders: Get it covered with the latest mudguards and fenders

The fender market has recently expanded to accommodate these various tribes. From full-length models with integrated lighting for the latest e-bikes to lightweight folding options for weight-obsessed bikepackers, we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting to be found at this year’s show.

Gogoro: From smart scooters to the Smartwheel

There is plenty of talk about vehicle manufacturers adapting to new realities. As Taiwan’s flagship company in the transport segment Gogoro has been shaping these new realities. Having launched their Eeyo pedelecs in 2020, Taiwan’s leading e-scooter manufacturer is joining the ranks of exhibitors at Taipei Cycle Show for the first time in March 2021.

Taya Chain says roller-less is better

Tainan-based manufacturer Taya has taken a close look at how chains have been built so far. Their latest design built for high-quality and performance-oriented bicycles entirely eliminates the rollers.

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PON acquires Dorel Sports for US$810 million

Dorel Industries has sold its Sports division in an $810 million cash deal with Pon Holdings. PON will become the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world, reaching an estimated annual turnover of USD 2.95 billion.

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