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Eurobike offers suppliers a three-day b2b package

In 2023, Eurobike will offer B2B exhibitors the option to book a booth for just the first three days of the trade fair (June 21-23).

Taiwan’s bicycle industry banks on sustainability

The organisers of the Taipei Cycle Show are optimistic that 2023’s edition can return to pre-pandemic levels.

Pierer Industrie AG makes cargo bikes acquisition

Pierer Industrie is acquiring an 80% stake in the Johansson cargo bikes business from EW Mobility.

Smart System technology to become more affordable

Before the show, Bosch eBike Systems (12.0/A13) had announced a new anti-theft function and a much more compact second-generation ABS system. Both only work with …

German market continues to thrive despite challenges

At the Eurobike Business Talk held Tuesday, a high-profile podium discussed current trends and challenges in the bicycle industry. ZIV’s general manager Burkhard Stork and …

Vista Outdoor acquires Fox Racing

Vista Outdoor has agreed to pay USD 540 million, with an additional USD 50 million being payable depending on profits at the end of 2022.

Join EOCA to help preserve nature for cyclists to enjoy

For outdoor enthusiasts, whatever their chosen activity, spending time outside on the trails, mountains, and coastline, or in woodlands, is all part of the adventure!  …

Eurobike Premiere: the 3X3 NINE Gear hub

Debuting at Eurobike, the 3X3 NINE is a 9-speed gear hub. With 250Nm maximum input torque, it is strong enough to endure powerful ebike motors, and with an overall gear ratio of 554%, flexible enough to also perform in mountain bikes.

Rethinking mobility – new award at the leading trade show

“We have completely redesigned the Eurobike for 2022. That’s why we have also changed our way of acknowledging outstanding innovations.” says Eurobike head Stefan Reisinger.

Stage Set for the Transport Revolution

High-profile patrons, presentations and discussions on the mobility of tomorrow: The 30th Eurobike becomes political and powers the bicycle forward.

Navigating the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic posed real challenges for Taiwanese manufacturers to meet existing orders and cover a globally increased demand.

Foxconn launches e-bike controllers, displays

Taiwan’s Hon Hai (Foxconn), the world’s biggest contract electronics maker, moves into e-bike displays and controllers.

Eurobike in Frankurt: thinking big

Eurobike’s move to Frankfurt is rapidly taking shape. Take a tour around the halls with the Show Daily team.

Fresh money floods into bicycle business

The cycling boom has sparked a spate of investments and acquisitions, with fresh funding from outside the bicycle business.

Bicycle companies can help conserve the world’s extraordinary landscapes

EOCA calls for the bike industry to help look after the habitats that cyclists love to explore.

Accell Group to go private in deal led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) says conditional agreement reached on a public offer for all the share capital of Accell Group.

Pon Bike to open production facility in Lithuania

The new production center could scale up to an annual production capacity of 600,000 bikes.

SRAM buys cycle computer maker Hammerhead

Hammerhead will remain a stand-alone brand within the SRAM portfolio allowing the brand to continue to build upon its innovative product.

Kona Bicycles acquired by Kent Outdoors

Kona Bicycles has been bought by the Kent Outdoors group.

Porsche acquires majority stake in Greyp Bikes

Porsche has announced that it is acquiring a majority stake in Croatian e-bike producer Greyp Bikes.

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.

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.

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.

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