HONG KONG (BRAIN) —?Vittoria Group has appointed Michael Marx as its new senior executive manager and member of its executive management team. Marx is German, a former world champion in team pursuit and has a broad experience in the cycling industry
HONG KONG (BRAIN) —?Vittoria Group has appointed Michael Marx as its new senior executive manager and member of its executive management team. Marx is German, a former world champion in team pursuit and has a broad experience in the cycling industry. Previously he managed the two-wheel tire division of Continental and was the COO of Cervélo.
This video was produced in partnership with Focus Bikes.
Focus introduces the Raven Max and Izalco Max Disc as the German brand takes BikeRadar on a guided tour of its Eurobike 2015 booth.
The Izalco Max Disc is a race-ready road bike with disc brakes, and Focus claims it’s the lightest disc frame in the world, at a reputed 790g for the size 54 frame. On the mountain bike side of things the Raven Max hardtail was the weapon of choice for Swiss XC racer Florian Vogel, and features a free standing seat tube and Focus seat post which gives greater vertical compliance meaning greater comfort for the rider.
Related: Get the lowdown on all the newest bikes and latest tech from Eurobike 2015, the worlds biggest bike show.
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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The German market had a strong start to bicycle sales in the first half of the year, which industry executives attributed to mild weather, increased interest in urban mobility and e-bike sales. During a discussion panel to kick off Eurobike on Tuesday morning, Siegfried Neuberger, manager of German bicycle industry association Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), estimated that about 2.86 million bikes and e-bikes were sold to German consumers from January to June.
Sunny Demo Day is a welcome break from last year’s rainy Messe debut. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — High-profile bike brands may come and go from the Eurobike landscape, but the international trade show appears to be as strong as ever with 1,350 exhibitors, 45,000 trade visitors and — on the final day — 20,000 consumers expected to converge on the Messe Friedrichshafen from Wednesday through Saturday this week. “The show ground is fully booked.
TEMECULA, Calif.?(BRAIN) — Intense Cycles will work with distributor Shock Therapy to serve the German and Austrian bike markets beginning Sept. 1. “Together with Shock Therapy, we have been able to find good market coverage and present attractive pricing and excellent service to German and Austrian dealers and riders,” said Intense’s CEO, Andrew Herrick.
LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is now offering a 90-day comfort guarantee on its its FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts. The shorts were developed with German bike fitting experts gebioMized and is available with three pad-width options and two leg lengths
We got a first glance of Marinâ€™s new Gestalt line at last week’s Eurobike media preview show thanks to Marinâ€™s UK distributor Paligap.
So first things first, Gestalt doesnâ€™t sound very Marin County does it? Aaron Abrams from Marin bikes explained the reasoning behind the Germanic moniker: “The Gestalt is named after a famous bar in Marin County thatâ€™s a meeting place for local riders. Aside from having 40-plus hooks to hang bikes they have 25 taps of the best micro-brewery craft ales. So itâ€™s where everyone meets post-ride, be it mountain bikers, roadies or whoever. So we named our new bike after it. That and Gestalt is the German word for form, and this bike’s a new form of road bike.”
The Gestalt range consists of three models. The base model Gestalt 1 comes equipped with Shimano Sora, combining a standard compact chainset and wide cassette. At Â£800 the bike shares the same road bike-derived geometry as the rest of the range. It combines a 72.5 head angle with a fork featuring a 48mm offset and 415mm chainstays. Aaron told us that means the Gestalt handles with much more snap like a road bike should rather than the more relaxed nature of a road bike derived from a CX chassis. All of the frames come with huge tyre clearances (they ship with 30c tyres) and mounts for a rear rack, and guards front and rear. Weâ€™d expect to see plenty of Gestalts put into service as a commuting machine or a very capable adventure-touring bike.
Marin’s Â£800 Gestalt 1
The Gestalt 2 at Â£1,000 gets a 1x drivetrain. Cleverly to keep costs down Marin hasnâ€™t gone down the route of SRAMâ€™s new 1x road specific group. Instead it’s combined a SRAM Apex shifter with a mountain bike SRAM X7 rear mech.
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PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s slate of meetings with exhibitors at PressCamp was electrifying, literally. The number of e-bike brands showing their wares doubled compared with last year, from three to seven. In terms of total footprint, the e-bike category represented nearly a quarter of total exhibitors.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s slate of meetings with exhibitors at PressCamp was electrifying, literally.