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Tern releases new compact utility e-bike, the GSD

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern’s new GSD is a compact utility e-bike that can carry two kids, a week’s worth of groceries, or 180 kg (400 pounds) of cargo, but is just 180 cm (71 inches) long. It packs down small enough to fit in a VW Touran or an urban apartment and adjusts to fit riders from 4.9-5.9 feet tall. A Bosch Performance motor, with up to two batteries, powers the GSD for up to 250km.

Tern releases new compact utility e-bike, the GSD

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern’s new GSD is a compact utility e-bike that can carry two kids, a week’s worth of groceries, or 180 kg (400 pounds) of cargo, but is just 180 cm (71 inches) long. It packs down small enough to fit in a VW Touran or an urban apartment and adjusts to fit riders from 4.9-5.9 feet tall. A Bosch Performance motor, with up to two batteries, powers the GSD for up to 250km.

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

Strider expecting tiny competitors from 9 countries at its world championships

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes is expecting competitors from at least nine countries at its Strider Cup World Championship event, planned for Salt Lake City July 21-22.  The company said it was expecting about 40 racers from outside the U.S., including toddlers from China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and Canada. The lineup includes 24 kids from Japan.  The youngest registered racer so far is 19-month-old Xarin Galindo of West Jordan, Utah.  The Strider Cup World Championship includes the 2-and-under class and the 3-year-old class, both sponsored by LDS Hospital

Cycling world remembers Fulvio Acquati, a longtime leader in the Italian bike industry

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Fulvio Acquati, the managing director of Deda Elementi for the last 18 years, has died after a short illness.  According to a friend, Acquati had a heart attack on June 19 and was taken to the hospital alive but unresponsive.

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.

Giant’s first quarter revenue slides reflecting continued market turmoil

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — First quarter revenue at Giant Manufacturing, the world’s largest producer of bikes, continues a downward trend pointing to what could be another tough year for the industry. First quarter revenue dropped 5.9 percent to NT$13.5 billion ($447.4 million) compared to 2016 first quarter revenue of NT$14.4

Ben Serotta returns with two bike projects

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.

Weak sales in China, US market take toll on 2016 revenues at Giant

Sales down 5.5 percent last year.

Tern bringing its non-folding urban bike line, Roji, to new markets

The line includes “mini velos” with small wheels. TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is now distributing its non-folding bike line, Roji, to markets outside of Japan.