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Industry design veterans team up on new mountain bike brand

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades. But soon after meeting up again for the first time in years (”Thanks, LinkedIn,” said Clark), the pair decided they had some ideas for a new mountain bike brand that they needed to act upon.

BMW joins the Electric Bike Expo at this weekend’s Chicagoland event

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (BRAIN) — BMW has joined the Electric Bike Expo as an exhibitor beginning with its Chicago-area event, which opened Friday and continues through Sunday

21 brands confirmed for Bike PressCamp

Still room for more exhibitors, organizer ECRM says; Canyon Bicycles signs on. SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp organizer ECRM said Thursday that it saw a surge in exhibitor signups last month coming out of the Sea Otter Classic, and now has 21 brands set to attend the June 19-23 event. The new signups include Canyon Bicycles, the German consumer-direct brand set to enter the U.S.

It’s electrifying! E-bikes become a staple at Sea Otter

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Sea Otter. Electric bikes can let you rip on off-road trails — uphill.

Industry veteran Blair Clark to lead Canyon US; German brand sets up California office

Canyon staffs up as it preps for U.S. entry KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles GmbH has made several key hires in the U.S. as it prepares to begin selling direct to consumers in late summer

E-bikes power Accell Group past 1B euro mark; while bankruptcies short circuit North America sales

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — On the strength of e-bike sales in Europe — especially in Germany — Accell Group’s sales last year were up 6 percent, breaking the one billion-euro barrier for the first time in company history.

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.

Felt president: Rossignol and Felt are ‘a perfect match’

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The coupling of a 110-year-old French winter sports brand and a teen-aged American bicycle company was a perfect match, said Bill Duehring, president of Felt Bicycle. Duehring and partners Jim Felt and Michael Müllmann announced Friday that they had agreed to sell Felt Bicycle to Rossignol Group for an undisclosed amount

Canyon postpones US market launch to third quarter

SAUSALITO, Calif.

E-bike racing comes to the Mini Enduro series

If you’ve ever fancied putting an e-mountain bike through its paces in a racing context, now you can. The popular Mini Enduro series in the UK is offering an e-bike race category for 2017, including a special stage specifically designed for eMTBs. 

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It’s perhaps not a surprise to find that the Mini Enduro series welcomes an e-mountain bike category, since one of its new title sponsors is Haibike, the German e-bike brand. Haibike, whose e-bike range covers everything from downhill mountain bike rigs to electric road bikes, feels the Mini Enduro Series’ ethos of inclusivity and accessibility fits well with the Haibike brand. 

In a comment to Dirt Magazine, UK Haibike representative Richard Downey said that the company was “super happy to be supporting the Mini Enduro and Welsh Gravity Enduro for 2017. Having been huge fans of the races these guys have put on for many years, it’s great to be involved with a bunch of people that reflect the true spirit of riding bikes in the woods with your mates. Chris and Charlie’s events are all about one thing: FUN.”

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Downey also commented to BikeRadar that both the Mini Enduro series and its sibling, the Mini DH series, has always been popular with Haibike staff. “The events have always been seen as low pressure, fun races. When they mentioned they’d added an e-bike class last year I jumped at the chance to have a blast around the Forest of Dean – and it was great! Everybody supports everybody.”

“It struck me straight away,” he continues. “We’ve known for some time that the vast majority of e-bikers are cyclists returning to the sport after a lengthy time away from the saddle, and this is a fantastic way of creating community, not only amongst e-bikers but the regular mountain bikers too.”

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