Fashion

Competition heats up as Chinese companies target global bike share markets

BEIJING (BRAIN) — Ofo, a Chinese company with plans to rewrite the global rules on bike sharing, got a $700 million cash infusion last week in another round of financing. The cash will help finance its plans to more than triple its distinctive yellow bikes with a global fleet of 20 million units stationed in 200 cities worldwide. And The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Mobike, Ofo’s chief rival, began advertising for help in the Washington, D.C., area as the company makes plans to move into the U.S

Raleigh launches new fashion bike, the Superbe, available with Ready Ride assembly

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh has launched a new fashion bike model that is available consumer direct from the company’s website with Ready Ride assembly, a level of assembly first introduced by Raleigh’s sister company, Diamondback, in March

Giant shoots down sales rumor traced to bike-share mogul’s remark

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — An article that popped up on a Chinese website that covers venture capital investment caused a stir last week. It reported that Ofo, a Chinese bike sharing company, was eyeing the purchase of Giant Manufacturing.

Specialized opens pop-up store in Germany; launches new Turbo model

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BRAIN) — On the heels of launching the second model in its Turbo pedal-assist line, the urban-focused Vado, Specialized has opened a pop-up store here. The store opened Friday evening local time near the Königsallee, an area in the city’s downtown that attracts more than 10,000 visitors each day. In just under two months, the Tour de France will start here and pass by the new store

By admin on May 5, 2017 | Fashion, Folding Bicycle, Safety
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World Cycling Forum finalizes agenda

PORTO, Portugal (BRAIN) — The inaugural World Cycling Forum, set for June 7 and 8 in Porto, Portugal, will focus on “consumer centricity and increasing speed to market,” organizers stated.

The ‘Otter breaks records in 27th year, as e-MTB’s are the hot demo

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Final attendance numbers were still being tallied Monday, but early numbers pointed to a record year for the Sea Otter Classic, which ended Sunday.

Olympic Cycle Supply moves to larger building

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Midwest distributor Olympic Supply Company has completed the move to a new facility nearly double the size of its old space.

New brand, Vellow Bike Apparel, launches with spring collection

EDMONTON, Alberta (BRAIN) — Canada-based Vellow Bike Apparel is launching with spring collection it says was designed “to cater to riders who aren’t afraid to reveal the bolder side of their personality.” The brand’s founder, Ken MacLean, said men and women are getting bolder in their cycling style choices.  “Cycling is unique in that sense,” MacLean said.

Frostbike 2017: QBP mixes up annual winter gathering with several new changes

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — According to QBP founder Steve Flagg, the first winter gathering at QBP’s headquarters, at the time a much more modest facility, took place in 1984 or 1985

By admin on February 20, 2017 | Bike News, Fashion, Safety
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Upcoming fundraiser brings together SoCal industry, riding community to support NICA

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the past nine years, cyclist and advocate Andy Lightle has celebrated his birthday in an unconventional fashion.