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Europe's main bicycle markets had to swallow significant losses in a challenging year. - Photo Bike Europe

European e-bike sales take step back in 2023

ZEIST, The Netherlands - Undeniably European e-bike sales took a step back last year. In 7 European countries which have already reported their...

The Spezi is still a ‘leading trade fair for bicycles beyond the diamond frame standard’. – Photos Peter Hummel

Spezi tradefair still the benchmark for extraordinary bikes

LAUCHRINGEN, Germany - Three new organisers have successfully relaunched the German tradefair for special bicycles, called 'Spezi'. Their aim has...

Bike24 is forecasting sales growth of between 1-5% for 2024 as a whole. – Photo Bike 24

Online retailer Bike24 slowly returning to growth in 2024

DRESDEN, Germany - Encouragement can be found in German e-commerce bike, running and swimming sports retailer Bike24 Holding AG's first quarter...

Outgoing MD, Bernd Lesh (pictured here at the PNM booth at Eurobike 2023) left Pierer New Mobility last month at his own request and taken a new position at Hepha Bikes. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Pierer Mobility announces in-house management changes

WELS, Austria - According to stock-listed Pierer Mobility AG's e-bike subsidiary Pierer New Mobility (PNM) the developments in the bicycle market...

Erhard Büchel passed away at the age of 71. – Photo Büchel GmbH

Büchel GmbH owner and CONEBI/WBIA president Erhard Büchel passes away

FULDA, Germany - Erhard Büchel passed away on 12 May at the age of 71 after a short, serious illness. The news sparked response from industry peers...

Managing Directors Ralf (l.) and Willi Humpert (r.) received the certificate in person from Jörg Nolte (m.). – Photo Humpert

Wilhelm Humpert GmbH honored as hidden champion

WICKEDE, Germany - The bicycle industry knows many innovative companies which often remain hidden from the general public. In Germany, the South...

ZEG has successfully demonstrated sustainability practices at its headquarters in Cologne. – Photo Bike Europe

ZEG encouraging members to seek sustainability certification

COLOGNE, Germany - As the first bicycle industry company in Germany, ZEG has successfully been recertified by European sustainability auditor, EMAS....

Although not sold as a complete package, the appointed insolvency administrator was at least able to find future solutions for all relevant bicycle and outdoor/camping platforms once operating under the umbrella of Internetstores Group. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Internetstores insolvency finalised as future of key assets are...

MUNICH, Germany - After quickly realizing not to be able to find a buyer for the entire insolvent Internetstores Group the appointed insolvency...

The ownership change is followed up with an immediate name change from ‘Nextbike by Tier’ back to ‘Nextbike’ as the company rebrands. – Photo Nextbike

Bike-sharing pioneer Nextbike changes ownership and repositions itself

LEIPZIG, Germany - Following a brief takeover by Tier, European rental bike market leader Nextbike is back on the market as an independent company...

Export manager Michael Honkomp (r.) and sales manager Joep Stumpe want to take the brand into Europe. - Photos Bike Europe

Hercules outlines new export strategy to increase European market...

EMSTEK, Germany - Bicycle brand Hercules has built on a firm base on its home market Germany as well as some export, including a new head office and...