Industry

  • WorldTeam an “essential factor” in Merida’s success

    - Dec 18, 2015
    Three years have passed since Taiwan’s second-largest bicycle manufacturer joined the elite club of WorldTeam sponsors. Cycling iQ caught up with Merida VP William Jeng to reflect on whether it has all been worthwhile....Read More
  • No place in Europe for Chinese-made road bikes

    - Dec 16, 2015
    It is by now well established that the majority of the professional peloton’s bikes come from factories in Taiwan as do most of the carbon road bikes on European shop floors. So why is China not getting its slice...
  • Road to impeccable bike proves impassable for BMC

    - Dec 12, 2015
    Five years after Swiss bicycle manufacturer BMC proudly unveiled its new carbon production facility in Grenchen, Switzerland, the reality of achieving the initial objectives behind its creation have proven insurmountable....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Dec 7, 2015
    This week: 2015 bicycle market data from Japan’s Bicycle Promotion Institute; Inabike, Indonesia’s annual bicycle exhibition; 2015 Australian National Cycling Participation Survey; Bicycle Trade magazine; Korea’s booming bicycle industry....Read More
  • InSight: Tianjin Fuji-ta Group

    - Nov 26, 2015
    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....Read More
  • Market Talk

    - Nov 25, 2015
    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’...
  • Canyon Bicycles enters Australia/NZ market

    - Jul 29, 2015
    Members of cycling forums in this part of the world have written with equal parts admiration and frustration whenever the name ‘Canyon’ has been mentioned in recent years. With its online business model, the German brand has no...
  • Andy Rihs: “I will not sell BMC”

    - Jun 19, 2015
    In a wide-ranging interview with Swiss broadsheet ‘SonntagsZeitung’, BMC owner Andy Rihs also says there is no better marketing machine than pro cycling and describes Floyd Landis’ positive doping test in the Tour de France as...
  • Merida Bikes releases Feng Chun-Kai Limited Edition

    - May 3, 2015
    Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Merida Bikes (Merida Industry Co., Ltd.) has released a limited edition road bike in collaboration with Taiwan’s first WorldTour cyclist and Lampre-Merida rider, Feng Chun-Kai....Read More
  • Trek’s new Emonda ALR a sign of things to come

    - Apr 29, 2015
    In the last decade of composite everything, the release of a new aluminium road bike should elicit little more than wearied acknowledgement from a carbon-centric industry. Yet push aside the Alpha this and invisible weld that on this month’s latest product...