JD Group's TranzX Power Support Technology Comes to America

JD Group announces its plan to introduce TranzX Power Support Technology, its top selling line of pedal-activated drive systems for bicycles, to North American manufacturers and industry representatives at the upcoming Interbike Trade Show in Las Vegas September 24-26, 2008.

Frankfurt, Germany. September 17, 2008 - JD Group, manufacturer of mobility products and bike components, announces its plan to introduce TranzX Power Support Technology, its top selling line of pedal-activated drive systems for bicycles, to North American manufacturers and industry representatives at the upcoming Interbike Trade Show in Las Vegas Sep-tember 24-26, 2008. The trade show marks the beginning of a dedicated effort to expand TranzX PST to the United States and Canada.


TranzX Power Support Technology (TranzX PST) propels bicycles by the latest in efficient and lightweight electric technology, letting riders experience intuitive power with the feel and ease of the natural movement linked to quality pedal-only bicycles. Virtually maintenance-free, the high-tech system offers smoother acceleration, low running costs, simple operation, low noise and zero emissions.

As a key OEM provider to a host of popular bicycle brands, JD designed this innovative technology to deliver unprecedented versatility to bicycle manu-facturers, allowing them to easily adapt the technology to their own designs and frames.

TranzX Power Support Technology made its debut at the Taipei Cycle Show in early 2007 and was introduced to the European market in September of last year. It has since become the choice of several high-profile bicycle man-ufacturers and one of the top selling systems in Europe.

TranzX PST raises the bar of pedal-assisted drive technology

The TranzX PST product family consists of two distinctly different drive sys-tems - The second-generation Torque Sensor (TS) system and the newly introduced RPM Sensor (RS) system - and features overall performance superior to many competing drive systems, which are often designed strictly for high power use and exhibit harsh ride qualities. TranzX PST powered bicycles deliver both the high performance and smooth ride demanded by riders.

Electric bicycles outfitted with either system are as easy to ride as regular bikes. Riders do not need to bother with a throttle or advanced handlebar controls.


Available to the OEM market after Interbike

With the original equipment manufacturer in mind, TranzX PST is easier to assemble and designed to deliver maximum configurability to bicycle manu-facturers. A plug and play system with fewer and uncomplicated wiring con-nections makes it even simpler to assemble.

The current TranzX PST product line will be available for delivery to North American bicycle manufacturers and OEMs immediately after the Interbike trade show.

About JD Group

JD Group is famous for having ignited the 20th century's last great fad when it created the kick scooter. Forbes magazine put JD's light-weight, aluminum miniscooter in a class with Crayola Crayons and Beanie Babies as one of the 10 most popular toys of the century.

The company began in 1986 in Changhua, Taiwan as a manufacturer of high-end aluminum bicycle frames and specialty components, which it con-tinues to produce and market globally under TranzX, a global brand for qual¬ity bicycle components.

Today, JD Group is a world leader in mobility innovation, with an outstanding col¬lection of quality brands across different product categories. These brands include: JD Bug, CityBug, JD Razor and TranzX. All of the products pro-duced by JD have the quality and reputation for high standards that JD has established for over more than two decades.

As an OEM supplier, JD manufactures mobility products for many of the world's leading brands such as Coca Cola, Ferrari, Kawasaki, Pride Mobility, Razor, Red Bull and Swiss Army.

The JD Group has offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, Germany and the United States. The conglomerate owns and operates three manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China.

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Additional information on TranzX PST is available at www.tranzxpst.com.

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