Weekly news roundup - BikeBiz
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BikeBiz brings you all of the latest cutting-edge cycling industry news as it develops. The site is populated with in-depth features on a daily basis; to ensure that you’re kept completely up-to-date we present to you seven stories that you may have missed from the last seven days.

1. Who won the MIPS lawsuit?

Leading hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey has refuted the claims that MIPS won the recent court case against the company's Re-Akt technology, as previously reported. According to Bauer Hockey, the Federal Court of Canada ruled favourably in the head protection technology and the patent case brought against the company by MIPS, a Swedish company.

2. Cycling Weekly launches first ever awards

Cycling Weekly has announced that it will host the first ever Cycling Weekly awards. The winners will be picked from ten awards categories; the Cycling Weekly editorial team and a specially selected panel of judges pick seven of these, whilst the remaining categories will be nominated and/or voted Cycling Weekly readers.

3. Giant Bicycle propped up by e-bike sales

Taiwan's Giant Bicycle has revealed that e-bike sales accounted for 30 per cent of its first-quarter earnings. A company report said there had been a 3.2 percent year-on-year revenue increase to $466.5 million. However, net income before taxes reduced 17 percent to $19.3 million. 

4. Global Forming

Forme has experienced something of a rollercoaster ride since its launch in 2010. Moore Large sales director Adam Biggs chats to Kieran Howells about independents, investment and identity

5. Price drop likely for graphene as availability expands, says report

Graphene is dropping in price as it becomes more widely available, says a new report. "In the early days, graphene was oversold as a wonder material or a magic dust that would overnight revolutionise just about every industry," says a report from IDTechEx. "Naturally, with time, realism has set in. Today, graphene platelets are increasingly, and rightly, viewed as part of the expansive continuum of carbon additive materials."

6. Spring footfall slumped, says British Retail Consortium

Think bike retail is suffering unduly? It's not alone. Across all sectors, the UK retail industry suffered from a significant drop in footfall in April which followed a dire March. According to new figures from the British Retail Consortium, this is the worst two-month average since 2009 recessions at the height of the financial crisis.

7. Transport minister visits Brompton

Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams met transport minister Jesse Norman at a rail station yesterday and cycled with him to the Brompton factory in West London. The minister visited the Greenford based manufacturer to discuss the Department for Transport’s call for evidence on cycling, which closes on 1st June.

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