Jo Beckendorff

Jo Beckendorff is correspondent of Bike Europe, RadMarkt, co-founder of Eurobike Show Daily/ESD and Taipei Cycle Show Daily/TSD, amongst other things, and based in Munich, Germany.

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    Vittoria Group doubles LTT production capacity with $20 million investment


    With an investment of $20 million, Italian bicycle tire manufacturer Vittoria S.p.A. plans to double the production capacity of its manufacturer Lion Tyres (Thailand) Co. (LTT). The new factory will not only increase capacity, but also create “the world’s first carbon-neutral production facility for bicycle tires,” according to the company. ...

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    For one-time bonus payment: Bike24 starts share buyback


    German e-commerce cycling, running and swimming sports retailer Bike24 Holding AG has been trading on the stock exchange floor since the end of June 2021. The company’s shares, which once launched with a purchase price of just €15 and then often moved up, but also sometimes down, were well up ...

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    DTC e-bike brand Cowboy heads to the U.S.


    DTC e-bike brand Cowboy announced on Sept. 23 at the Micromobility America Conference in San Francisco that it is expanding its business to the U.S. At the same time, the Belgian brand is expanding in Europe: the addition of Sweden and Denmark brings the number of served country markets to ...

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    WFSGI members elect two cycling executives to board of directors


    In a postal vote among its members, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has elected three new board members. The results of the written ballot were officially announced at the virtual WFSGI board meeting on Sept. 21. Elected as industry representatives were: Ton Anbeek (CEO of Accell ...

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    Canyon Bicycles CEO to leave the company


    Canyon Bicycles CEO Armin Landgraf has decided to leave the D2C bicycle supplier for personal reasons at the end of September. He agrees to continue to assist the company as an advisor until the end of December. On Oct. 1, Canyon’s CFO, Winfried Rapp, will assume the role of CEO ...

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    Mondraker with new headquarter in Spain


    Spanish premium bicycle supplier Mondraker has moved into its new headquarters in Elche, 30 kilometers southwest of Alicante. The new building combines everything under one roof - all departments, offices and also production are located close to each other. According to the company, this creates synergies and increases efficiency. However, ...

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    Fazua acquires Innotorq


    German e-bike drivetrain manufacturer Fazua has acquired Innotorq, an inventor of a unique and patented integrated torque sensor technology for hub motors. No details of the sale price were disclosed. Fazua is taking over all business operations and will seamlessly transfer Innotorq technology and components to customers.

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    Ego Movement signs strategic partnership with TVS Motor Company


    As part of an agreed strategic partnership, Indian two- and three-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company has acquired a (unspecified) majority stake in e-bike provider Ego Movement. The partnership was signed on Sept. 16. Ego Movement is an (e-)brand of Zurich-based Swiss Go AG. For TVS, the deal is the second ...

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    ​Porsche subsidiary takes off with connectivity-driven e-bike brand


    Porsche’s offshoot Porsche Digital has expanded its product portfolio with a new digital business model in the field of urban mobility called Cyklær. With the new brand, the company intends to build a platform for digital services around the cycling experience and to make cycling as a whole “more connected, ...

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    SKS: “Made in Germany” benefits from supply bottlenecks from Asia


    The opportunities for production close to the market in Europe due to supply problems from Asia are exemplified by the German bicycle parts and accessories manufacturer SKS Metaplast Scheffer-Klute GmbH (or SKS-Germany). The group has always relied on products “Made in Germany,“ and this is indeed a good selling point ...

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    Trek Group presents 2021 sustainability report


    Trek Group has unveiled its plan to combat the global climate crisis. The Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 summarizes the goals the U.S. bicycle company (Bontrager, Diamant, Electra, Trek brands) has set to reduce its global footprint and environmental impact.

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    Nicolai explores new boundaries between existing two-wheeler classes


    At Eurobike, Karlheinz Nicolai, founder and CEO of German premium niche brand Nicolai, showed off the new Eboxx Ultra – “UB1” for short – which bridges the gap between pedelecs and e-motorcycles. “We want to show that there is something more below the car and above the so-called LEVs that ...

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    Swiss Revolt Zycling revives MTB Cycletech brand


    The legal battle over the trademark rights to the MTB Cycletech brand name between former longtime Velobaze CEO George Merachtsakis (who left the company in April 2020) and the Velobaze team led by CEO Sebastian Marten and CFO Michael Läuppi could not be settled when MTB Cycletech parent company Velobaze ...

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    Evoc Sports integrates airbag into commuter bike backpack


    The German sporting goods, travel transport and backpack specialist Evoc Sports has presented the Commute A.I.R. Pro 18, its first bicycle backpack with integrated airbag and the already familiar Liteshield Plus back protector, as a concept product at the IAA Mobility show in Munich. The name of the model shows ...

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    Evoc Sports expands marketing team


    On Sept. 6, Alexandra Hlawitschka started as the marketing content and press manager at German sporting goods travel transport and backpacking expert Evoc Sports. She joins Evoc from German sports glove manufacturer Roeckl Sporthandschuhe, where she spent nearly five years as communications manager. Prior to her time at Roeckl, she ...

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    Simplon expands Connected Retail Partner program in DACH region and Benelux


    Simplon Fahrrad’s Connected Retail Partner program, which was established and extensively tested many years ago at the company’s headquarters at the Simplon Experience Center, currently connects 50 bike retailers. In 2022, it is to be expanded to 100 in the DACH region and Benelux, the company says. The program’s partner ...

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    ​Bergamont with new marketing manager


    At IAA Mobility in Munich, Gregor Cerwinski welcomed trade show visitors in his new role as head of marketing at the booth of German bicycle manufacturer Bergamont. Succeeding Pamela Busch, he officially joined the German bicycle company on Sept. 1 and will be responsible for international marketing. In this role, ...

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    ZIV welcomes new head of technology & standardization


    The German bicycle industry association, Zweirad Industrie-Verband e.V. (ZIV), welcomes Tim Salatzki as the new head of technology & standardization. Salatzki will gradually replace Ernst Brust, who initially served as ZIV’s interim managing director following the unexpected death of ZIV managing director Siegfried Neuberger last year. Since the appointment of ...

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    Pierer Mobility on track for 11th record year in a row


    The current two-wheeler boom has led to record sales of 215,646 PTWs (= “Powered Two-Wheelers” = motorcycles and pedelecs) at Austrian Pierer Mobility AG in the first half of 2021. Compared to the first six months of the previous year, this is an increase of 73 percent. The group sold ...

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    Pierer announces further increase in revenue forecast for 2021


    Driven by the high global demand for powered two-wheelers (e-bikes and also motorcycles), the executive board of Pierer Mobility AG decided on Aug. 26 to raise its sales forecast for the fiscal year, originally published in April 2021. Despite ongoing Covid-19-related supply chain challenges, the outlook remains positive. As a ...

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