Intense Cycles restructures, trims jobs as it adjusts to new sales model

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense has restructured its sales and marketing functions, eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs in the process, as the Southern California mountain bike brand continues to pursue its hybrid consumer-direct/IBD sales model

BionX shuts down as it searches for new owner

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX Canada, the maker of retrofit e-bike conversion kits, has entered into receivership. Grant Thornton, a business and advisory firm, has taken over management of the company and all business activity has been suspended.

Stan’s NoTubes hires Clayton Goldsmith for European OE sales and other projects

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan’s NoTubes has hired Clayton Goldsmith. Initially, Goldsmith is focusing on OE sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but he will also lead several internal projects aimed at improving product availability and reducing lead-times for European customers.

HIA Velo hires COO, opens first two European distributors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — HIA Velo, the owner and manufacturer of Allied Cycle Works, has brought on a chief operating officer, who is also a partner, and opened its first two European distributors for Allied frames and bikes. New COO Paul Jarrell is an avid cyclist and who has many years of leadership in large multinational manufacturing companies, the company said

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Ogden, Utah, to host European trade mission

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — This community north of Salt Lake City, which is home to a growing number of bike and outdoor industry companies, is hosting a trade mission from the European Commission later this month, in an effort to attract more outdoor companies to do business in the area. Ogden is working with the EU4SportsClusters Alliance, a project co-financed by the European Commission, to bring in representatives Sept. 17-20.

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Eurobike seminar looks at how bikes and cars could benefit from vehicle-to-vehicle communication

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Every time someone from Google mentions how difficult it is for its autonomous cars to avoid cyclists on the road, the industry collectively shudders. Comments like these emphasize how pressing it is for cyclists to be able to voice their concerns to automakers as more autonomous features are added to cars. The Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) seminar entitled “Bicycle Intelligent Transport Systems, Connectivity and Access to Data”, which was held at Eurobike this week, examined how quickly the automotive and motorcycle industries are moving to advance vehicle-to-vehicle communication and how bicycles currently have little input into that discussion

Continental shows 48V mid-drive motor and gearbox unit at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental hopes to jump ahead of its mid-drive competitors Bosch and Brose, with the launch of its 48V system that combines a gearbox and electric motor into a package not much larger than current motor-only mid-drive systems.  Continental is best known in North America for its car and bicycle tires, its rubber business is a small part of the company’s mostly electrical automotive systems business and other technologies it develops for various industries.

Taiwan’s complete bike exports down more than 18 percent in 2017

But the country's e-bike exports are on the rise and average unit price continues to increase. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — Export figures supplied by Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance shared at a press conference organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on day two of Eurobike paint a rather bleak picture. The country’s complete bike exports, including e-bikes, are down 18.45 percent for the first half of 2017

Cyclists are generating ride data, but what to do with it?

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Riders are generating data on Strava, Cobi, or riding with smart connected devices like See.Sense and Garmin, but data is collected in many different ways and stored in various locations.

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.