Two days after announcing his contract with WorldTour team Lampre-Merida was being renewed for 2016, Taiwan’s Feng Chun Kai has capped off a successful first year in the highest echelon of pro cycling by defending his national championship titles.
Jelajah Malaysia’s new organiser has implied the 2015 edition will be a sub-optimal affair due to time constraints and has confirmed discussions are taking place to rebrand Malaysia’s oldest bike race next year.
In marketing a bicycle, it helps to have a unique selling proposition which often includes “lightest”, “fastest” or some other superlative adjective. In pitching themselves to potential clients, bicycle manufacturers seek to cut through in a similar way.
This week: a company profile of Taiwan OEM Merida; Hero Cycles acquires Firefox and rights to Trek distribution in India; the ‘Asia Bicycle Industry Alliance’ explained; Southeast Asian bicycle manufacturers growing business in western markets; global bike brands’ product managers nail down MY2017 planning in Taichung.
Wireless shifting, electric motors and tubeless tyres. Real innovations, or just adapted technologies from other industries that are putting the bicycle industry to shame?
Almost three decades after Vanuatu established its National Olympic Committee and obtained IOC membership, the Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) is poised to introduce cycling to its cluster of national sports federations.
When Cycling iQ contacted India’s Specialized Kynkyny Cycling Team last month for a follow-up article on the team, little did we know that a few of its riders were days away from boarding a Belgium-bound plane for a two-month stint of racing.