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Donnelly Sports ends Clement license, launches Donnelly Cycling

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports LLC, which has been licensing the Clement name from Pirelli, is ending its use of the trademark with the Italian-based tire brand. Donnelly Sports’ owner, Donn Kellogg, will launch the tires and wheels under the Donnelly Cycling brand name this fall. Donnelly will unveil its new branding at the Eurobike show here this week.

E-bike sales carry German market so far in 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany saw cycling-friendly weather sooner than usual in 2017, which helped kick the season off early. But the amicable climate wasn’t enough to boost sales

Paul Lew to head up Edco under new ownership

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— U.S. industry veteran Paul Lew has been named CEO of the newly restructured Edco cycling company, now based in Arizona.

Zeitbike now distributing the Finn smartphone holder

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now exclusively distributing Finn, a smartphone mount from the company Bike Citizens out of Austria.

Eurobike creates a platform and code of conduct for bike bloggers

The trade show is seeking to increase trust and communication between the industry and bloggers. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The owners of the Eurobike trade show are forming a platform, or club, of bike bloggers. The Wrider’s Club is intended to provide a central home for bike blogs and to increase the communication and trust between bloggers and the industry.

Specialized pushes US retail event to fall in 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter emailed to U.S. and U.K.

Parlee Cycles adds to sales staff

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Parlee Cycles has hired Steve Thomas as its sales director and Chris Hewings as its export sales manager. “We are thrilled to have both Steve and Chris join us,” said Isabel Parlee, the comapny’s CEO and spouse to founder Bob Parlee.

Eurobike show moves to July in 2018

Trade show does away with consumer day and aligns with earlier product cycle in effort to unify industry under one show. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers have announced new dates for the 2018 trade show

BikeRadar Loves This: the hits from Eurobike and Interbike

On an average day at an international tradeshow like Eurobike or Interbike, a BikeRadar reporter will walk about 10miles. Multiply 10miles times 10 staffers times three days of Eurobike, three days of Interbike and two days of Interbike’s Outdoor Demo, and you get this answer: We really should be riding a bike instead of doing all this walking!

  • The top 5 mountain bike trends for 2017
  • 5 hot new road bikes to look forward to in 2017
  • BikeRadar’s most anticipated MTB products for 2017

Poor mathematics aside, we did return home from Friedrichshafen and Las Vegas with camera cards full of fuzzy images, and notebooks stuffed with illegible scribbling on the latest and greatest products that the bike industry is hoping to sell in 2017.

Whether at Eurobike or Interbike, the standard greeting among friends goes something like this: “Hey, man. Good to see you. See anything cool at the show?”

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Well, friends, let us answer with this gallery. Here is a bunch of cool things we saw.

First, allow us to add two small disclaimers to our ‘BikeRadar Loves This’ stamp.

One, most of the Big Stories from the shows we have already covered in individual stories, housed en masse for Eurobike here and for Interbike here.  And second, most of the products in this gallery we haven’t ridden yet; we just saw them at a tradeshow, and, depending on the time or day, we may or may not have been drinking. That said, enjoy the gallery!

BikeRadar Loves This…

MRP Ribbon suspension fork

De Rosa Pininfarina

Rocky Mountain Element

Scott Foil

Yeti Cycles SB5

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

My top 5 mountain bike trends for 2017

Now that this year’s tradeshows are over, we have a pretty clear picture of where the cycling industry is taking us. From Sea Otter, Eurobike, Interbike and dozens of product launches along the way, here’s my take on where mountain biking is heading.

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1. Plus rolls onward

Two years ago fat bikes crowded the tradeshow halls, but their time has come and gone. While their heyday may have passed, their influence on the market remains — many mountain bikers now have a taste for fatter, if not fully fat, tires.

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  • Exploring 29+
  • Exploring 27.5+
  • How 26+ breathes new life into ‘old’ wheel standard

Plus bikes in various diameters have grown in popularity this year. Nearly every company has a 27.5+ hardtail in its line, many also have 27.5+ full suspension as well.

The mid-sized 27.5+ platform owes its widespread acceptance to the fact that the size often fits nicely into 29er frames and forks. Companies can offer one model with two wheelsizes. Santa Cruz has capitalized on this by offering the Hightower and Tallboy in 29er and 27.5+ versions.

2. Elevated chainstays — function over form

3. All “adventure” all the time

4. Big data comes to mountain biking

5. XC goes aggro

You can read more at BikeRadar.com