October2011

  • Cycle Mode JAPAN: for the people

    by - Oct 29, 2011
    I remember frothing with excitement about an outdoors coffee festival in Sydney’s old-town centre ‘The Rocks’ a few years back. On arrival, visions of quaffing endless $1 double ristrettos, extracted from polished Italian-made groupheads, were quickly...
  • IRAN going ballistic for cycling

    by - Oct 26, 2011
    Earlier this month, an article in the Tehran Times explained the country’s road cyclists had helped Iran top the UCI’s Asia Tour rankings for the 2011 season. This meant the Iran Olympic team could field the...
  • Road cycling INDIA watch out world this is serious

    by - Oct 25, 2011
    In this continuation of yesterday’s post, Cycling iQ holds a Q&A with Vivek Radhakrishnan, co-creator of Bangalore-based KYNKYNY Wheelsports cycling team, about the road cycling scene in India....Read More
  • KYNKYNY Wheelsports India’s first UCI Continental road cycling team?

    by - Oct 24, 2011
    Could the alliance between an Indian designer trained in the Netherlands, a former India National Cycling squad manager and Aussie ex-pro cyclist result in the country’s first globetrotting road cycling team? It’s an intriguing possibility. Cycling...
  • Easton-Bell Sports sues: Specialized’s plea to US bicycle retailers

    by - Oct 21, 2011
    A year after launching its Giro cycling footwear category, Easton Bell-Sports has sued Specialized Bicycles, alleging the Morgan Hill-based bicycle manufacturer – with its own extensive range of branded footwear – sent a dealer agreement addendum...
  • Flight Centre: travel agent turns bicycle retailer

    by - Oct 18, 2011
    Founded in 1981 by Graham Turner, Flight Centre – today, Australia’s largest travel agency – is an extremely diversified group of companies. Amongst its portfolio of 36 mostly travel-related brands, a bicycle division is taking flight....Read More
  • KOREA World Bike Show 2011

    by - Oct 17, 2011
    With 20% of South Korea’s population, a sophisticated, health-conscious, consumer market and local government investment of KRW1.833 trillion (EUR1,140,000,000) into public transport infrastructure, Seoul city should seem a logical location for a bicycle exhibition. But why...
  • UCC bicycles: the Avanti connection

    by - Oct 14, 2011
    Yesterday, Cycling iQ explored the development of emerging bicycle brand UCC in its home territory of China. Though UCC produces 50,000 self-branded bicycles each year, another 400,000 units are produced in its factories for other well-known...
  • UCC bicycles: not another giant

    by - Oct 13, 2011
    Siloed in the NE Asia market (with Indonesia an exception), UCC might well be the biggest bicycle brand you never heard of. Since inception five years ago, Universal Cycle Corporation’s year-on-year growth is modest in the context...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing: a sponsor’s perspective

    by - Oct 12, 2011
    Universal Cycle Corporation (UCC) was “designated bicycle sponsor” at the recent Tour of Beijing. That’s quite a big deal, considering China is home to a few *cough* GIANT bicycle brands. Richard Lin, UCC’s president, and Tony...