Giant plans virtual rides to honor founder King Liu

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is holding several virtual rides to honor founder King Liu May 4-6. The company has been holding an annual ride led by Liu, now 84, in Taiwan for 10 years.

ACT Lab adds Phil Bash to global sales team

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent third-party laboratory that conducts safety and compliance testing for the bike and outdoor industries, has added bike industry veteran Phil Bash to its global sales team. Bash previously worked at Polar Bottle as sales director, where he managed domestic, international, and custom/OEM sales.

Fox and Marzocchi unveil 2019 offerings

Marzocchi positioned as 'high-value' aftermarket line, while Fox expands with forks for gravel and e-MTB use. SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory went public with its 2019 model year offerings on Tuesday, unveiling a wide range of updated Fox-branded suspension as well as the first Fox-built line of Marzocchi products since Fox bought the Italian brand in 2015

Jones Bicycles closing after 100-plus years in business

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jones Bicycles, a fixture in this Southern California beach community for more than a century, is closing this month as current owners John and Lisa Genshock retire from the bike industry, according to the shop’s website and social media posts.

Specialized says exchange rates and inflation forcing a mid-season price hike


Specialized celebrates opening of four new ‘Innovation Centers’

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year Specialized will open four new facilities, in three countries, each devoted to innovation, the company said.

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

Giant Manufacturing sees decline in first-half revenue

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing, a bellwether company within the industry’s manufacturing sector, reported a 7.4 percent decline in revenue to $887.9 million through the first half of the year. And net after-tax income also posted a significant drop to $39.3 million, a 29.5 percent decline, due primarily to unfavorable exchange rates, Giant said in a statement.

Silca offers Tattico mini-pump with wireless pressure gauge

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced a new version of its Tattico mini-pump with a wireless pressure gauge that connects to a smartphone via its iGauge app.  The company said the pump is ideal for bike tourists who want to optimize their pressure during a tour

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.