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

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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.

Official says component sales to China were a bright spot as bicycle exports slowed

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite what has been a sober accounting of the decline last year in bicycle exports from Taiwanese manufacturers, accessory suppliers appear to be faring a bit better. Gina Chang, secretary general of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association (TBEA), said accessory and component sales have remained a bright spot

IRC looks to rebuild its brand in the US market among younger riders

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers over 40, MTB tires from IRC were a “must have” back in the 1990s. But the Japanese company and its bicycle tires disappeared from the U.S. market after a disastrous fire at its South Korean factory pushed the company out of the market

Taipei Cycle Show: Heard in the halls

Sharks and fast fish: The Taipei Cycle Show, a 30-year-old event in Taiwan, is going head to head with a much younger but more nimble Taichung Bike Week. The  Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) , the government agency that organizes the Taipei Cycle Show, announced last October that it would move its traditional March show to Oct.

New startup links cyclists with global rentals, accommodations and events

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It’s a bold concept.

New company to bring Oyama folding bikes to US market for the first time

Line includes a $1,300 folding e-bike and other models starting at $369. SHERIDAN, WYO