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Last Chance for Parts Makers (2)

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MAARSSEN, Netherlands The last chance for parts makers has also got to do with the US bike manufacturers in particular who are earlier than ever before, specing their bikes. To be part of these specifications its now the final call for component makers to announce the news for modelyear 2008. This is currently creating havoc among the bigger parts suppliers. They are forced to announce all their line-ups for model year 2008 months earlier than previous years. Next to that, they are also forced to have their prototypes of the 2008 componentry available at much earlier deadlines.

Last Chance for Parts Makers (2)

MAARSSEN, Netherlands – The last chance for parts makers has also got to do with the US bike manufacturers in particular who are earlier than ever before, spec’ing their bikes. To be part of these specifications it’s now the final call for component makers to announce the news for modelyear 2008. This is currently creating havoc among the bigger parts suppliers. They are forced to announce all their line-ups for model year 2008 months earlier than previous years. Next to that, they are also forced to have their prototypes of the 2008 componentry available at much earlier deadlines.
The currently changing deadlines for the bike industry, are also raising questions about the Taipei International Cycle Show in particular. The biggest industry show is scheduled late in 2007. Dates are 24 – 27 March, 2007. Some executives at component makers say this is much too late. Others say that it will not affect their presence at this show because final decisions on orders for the new model year will still be made in Taipei.

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