China

  • China set to enter the WorldTour, but what’s the plan?

    by - Aug 29, 2016
    Late last week a Chinese-led consortium held a press conference in Beijing to announce “The First UCI WorldTeam of China”. The announcement generated significant interest within China and beyond, but actual details about the project are...
  • SpeedX: the story of cycling’s most successful crowdfunding campaign

    by - May 19, 2016
    A month after Beijing-based ‘smart’ road bike brand SpeedX concluded its phenomenally successful launch on Kickstarter, Cycling iQ chatted with SpeedX CEO and co-founder Li Gang on behalf of CyclingTips to find out what happens next....Read More
  • High-end bicycle manufacturing zone to open in India’s north

    by - May 11, 2016
    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal continued to spruik the establishment of a ‘cycle valley’ in the district of Ludhiana after a joint meeting of the national bicycle associations of India and China at the 2016 China Cycle...
  • Market Talk

    by - May 2, 2016
    This week: SCOTT Sports opens first Technology Centre in Bangalore, considers local assembly; India’s bicycle manufacturers concerned with imports of Chinese-made bicycles; Shimano announces disappointing FY2016 Q1 results; 2016 China Cycle show underway Friday; Australian 3D-printed...
  • This is my life: the rise, fall and dreams of Li Fuyu

    by - Mar 22, 2016
    When I first emailed Li Fuyu (李富玉) last week to see if we could have a chat on Friday, the only condition stipulated by the 37-year old Shandong native was that I call after midday, because he was...
  • Market Talk

    by - Mar 18, 2016
    This week: two new ‘Smart road bikes from China; Ridley to sell ‘localised’ bikes in India; the Australian Bicycle Industry discusses how to deal with the internet; Campagnolo back in the hunt for OEM business....Read More
  • Market Talk

    by - Feb 10, 2016
    This week: Alibaba shakes up global sports sector; Starkenn Sports to manufacture ‘high-end’ bicycles in India; Specialized announces global layoffs; European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association (EBMA) appeals cancellation of Giant China’s dumping conviction; the value of a good brand spokesperson....Read More
  • Chinese investment everywhere, but where is cycling?

    by - Feb 8, 2016
    China’s sports industry is on the cusp of a boom unlike anything previously seen. But even with trillions of yuan on the line, will cycling be a beneficiary or just a second-tier sport ailing behind basketball and...
  • Market Talk

    by - Jan 4, 2016
    This week: Giant wishes you a Happy MY2017; Biketo.com’s car vs bike brand analogy; Bicycle Cafe retail concept finds flavour in Cambodia; Deadline looms for 2015 Jelajah Malaysia prize money payments; Taiwan’s bicycle exports to Italy booming....Read More
  • No place in Europe for Chinese-made road bikes

    by - 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...