<b>Belgium 2008: </b>E-Bikes Big Winner in Belgium
GAND, Belgium - The Belgian market does not seem to suffer much from the economic crisis. 2008 was generally a good year, particularly for high-end racing bikes, mountain bikes and for electric bikes in particular. One declining segment appears to be the low- and middle-end for city use. At the same time, the government is trying to boost the use of bicycles for commuting by means of fiscal incentives. And, prompted by alleged unfair competition from social economy activities, the Belgian bicycle dealers are once again trying to form a trade association.