Bike Industry Alliance for More Sustainable Asian Production

Person working in bicycle factory

Rotterdam, the Netherlands A new training initiative to achieve more sustainable manufacturing processes in Asia has been launched by a collaboration of major bicycle brands and European organisations for sustainability. The Climate Action Training (CAT) program was announced this month by Shift Cycling Culture, a Netherlands-based not-for-profit working to accelerate collective climate action in the…

Product Briefs: Mavic E-Bike Motor, Greater Bosch Security and More

Mavic’s X-Tend e-bike motor

Annecy, France French brand Mavic has unveiled its own superlight e-bike motor, the X-Tend, as the company searches for a partner to help take the motor to production. The X-Tend’s release prompted recollections of another electronic innovation by Mavic, when it led the shift to electronic derailleurs with the launch of its Zap system in…

Shimano, Trek, POC Release New Urban Products

Shimano Cue components

Osaka, Japan Bike commuting’s global emergence into the transportation mainstream has been highlighted by the recent releases of three major players in the industry. Shimano, Trek and POC have unveiled new products with features targetting the practical needs of “everyday” cyclists. Shimano says its newly launched Cues line-up of components represents “a brand-new approach to…

Added Power for New Parliamentary Friends of Cycling

Canberra, ACT Some of Federal parliament’s most bike friendly politicians were officially inducted to the latest incarnation of a cross-party cycling alliance last month. A ceremony on the lawns of Parliament House on 23rd November announced the new co-chairs of the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Cycling, coordinated by national active transport advocacy group We Ride…

TQ Creates a Much Smaller, Lighter, Quieter E-Bike Drive System

Anna Vodickova

Frankfurt, Germany It’s a sign of how attractive the bicycle industry has become to outside players when a world leading company which already has 1,700 specialists working in robotics, aerospace and rocket science decides to invest heavily into developing new bicycle components. Not only that, it then works secretly for four long years with one…

Sustainability Report Lifts the Lid on Bike Industry

Trek 10 areas to reduce our footprint image

Most people reading this article would agree that bicycles are a great solution to many of the world’s environmental challenges. But how environmentally friendly is the process of manufacturing, distributing and selling bicycles?

Trek Announces Big Plastic Packaging Reductions

Trek's new sustainable packaging

Amongst their many positive benefits, bicycles are renowned for their environmental friendliness. So it’s ironic that when you unpack and assemble a new bike, you end up with a huge pile of rubbish, much of it single-use plastic.

Trek and Specialized Make Major Responses to Black Lives Matter Movement

The two biggest USA based cycling brands, Trek and Specialized and have separately made major announcements in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Trek’s owner and President John Burke made this blog post on 2nd June entitled ‘When Justice is Not Enough’. He followed this with a six point announcement of what Trek would…