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The Haibike Xduro Race S Pro. – Photo Haibike

E-Road Market Development: More than Giant Only

DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands - Bike Europe's report on Giant's introduction of two very serious looking e-road models sparked a lot of response....

“We expect to continue to be a frontrunner,” said René Takens, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Accell Group. – Photo Accell Group

Accell Group Realizes Outstanding Results Except in its Home Market

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands - Big double digit growth figures are presented today by Accell Group NV in its report on the financial results for 2015....

European Outdoor Group President John Jansen presenting the 2015 sales data. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Outdoor Sector Scores Slight Growth in 2015

MUNICH, Germany - At the sporting goods show Ispo Munich 2016 that closed its doors last Wednesday the performance of the outdoor market in 2015 was...

Varta Microbattery has not commented on their strategic decision to withdraw from the e-bike market. – Photo Varta

Varta Pulls Out E-Bike Market

ELLWANGEN, Germany - Varta Microbattery announced that their e-bike batteries like the CellPace and the VARad are no longer on the market. Why Varta...

In the first 8 months of 2015 the import of bicycles (including e-bikes and speed e-bikes) accelerated. - Photo Bike Europe

EU (Electric) Bike Market Grows by 4% in 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The positive results the EU bike market showed in 2014 continued into 2015. This is indicated by the Eurostat import statistics....

Overall production time for a complete frame is limited to 4 to 5 minutes. – Photo Bike Europe

Portuguese Triangles Makes Alloy Frames in Five Minutes

BAGNATICA, Italy - How the Portuguese Triangles factory will be making aluminium bicycle frames with German car technology becomes clearer with the...

The smart interface of COBI is one of the e-bike technologies on display at the CES. – Photo COBI

E-Bikes Trending at Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS, USA - For the e-bike industry the annual CES 2016 or 'International Consumer Electronics Show' has become a showcase to present their...

Retailers will not be happy when they will be confronted with the lower prices for MY 2016 bikes as their inventory levels are somewhat higher as usual. – Photo Bike Europe

Price Cuts for Bikes Under Way?

TAICHUNG, Taiwan - At the mid October held Taichung Bike Week prices were a much discussed matter. In particular as the costs for raw materials like...

“The bike trade had enjoyed similarly good business as last year,” says Frank Bohle MD of Ralf Bohle GmbH. – Photo Ralf Bohle

Frank Bohle: 'Bicycle Industry More Self-Confident Than Ever'

REICHSHOF, Germany - "Today's bicycle has become a problem solver and economically important," notes Frank Bohle, MD of Ralf Bohle GmbH, known for...

Prices for electric bikes are maintained at a high level; they even upped with 2.4%. - Photo Joris Telders

E-Bike Sales in Holland Grows with Amazing Figures

AMSTELVEEN, the Netherlands - After a year that saw e-bike sales rising with a big 16.1% many in Holland expected a slowdown in 2015. The opposite...