Cycle Press The Newspaper of the International Bicycle Industry


Feb/Mar 2013 No.262
Taiwan’s Mainstay Small & Middle-Sized
Makers Pessimistic, Anticipating 2013
as “Flat At Best”,While TBEA Convinced
The Industry Will Continue To Grow
Special Report: Electric Bikes’ Upward Trend Continues in Europe
Giant’s “YouBike” Rapidly Gains Acclaim as Part of Short-Distance Public Transportation Launched by Taiwan’s Transportation Bureau and Giant
■2012-13 Japan Market Trends: Domestic Distribution (Production + Imports) Could Shrink to 9.3 Million Bikes in 2013!
■Shimano’s Strong 3rd Quarter Figures Show 2012 Targets of 8.2% Increase in Revenues, 26.0% in Profits Are“Largely Met” (President Yozo Shimano)
■Successful Debut for India Int’l Cycle Expo