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Bill Smith at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Bill Smith does see a distinction between the mass market and IBD channel. And he'd like to send some of his customers to bike shops.

MISSOULA, Mt. (BRAIN) — Greg Siple, Adventure Cycling Association’s co-founder and art director of 40 years, will retire on Jan. 29. Siple, who will turn 71 on that day, will retain his role as art director in emeritus status.

Trek 720 Disc

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is issuing a voluntary recall of model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trek 720 Disc bicycles as well as Bontrager Approved TLR Disc 700c 24-spoke front and rear wheels.

The recall affects 1,529 bikes globally, Trek said.

Fred Clements at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is in the midst of a significant restructuring. The association’s board of directors has eliminated the vice president position held by Fred Clements and plans to set up a new office in the Boulder, Colorado, area.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — When industry veteran Tim Staton purchased his first cargo bike, a Larry vs. Harry Bullitt, a few years ago, he had no idea his career path was about to change.

Dan Mann talks culture.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Howdy. How are ya? Wadayaknow?

Your store’s greeting — the words and the feeling behind the words — is a key factor in establishing and reinforcing your operation’s culture, a theme of this week’s sixth annual IBD Summit here.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS has hired two additional sales managers and promoted Phil Marmet from East Coast sales manager to North American key accounts and sales manager.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The trade show shuffle has left Interbike right where it started, for this year at least, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Convention Center in September. For 2018, the show is looking at results from a recent industry survey that found dealers favor Denver or Salt Lake City for the show.

SAN ANTONIO (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes announced Tuesday that Crossroad Bikes in San Antonio is the first brick-and-mortar retailer in the mobile bike shop franchiser’s new Retail Partner Program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs. 

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Playtri, an endurance sports retailer, coaching service and event producer, is opening triathlon store franchise opportunities this year. The company plans to focus on selling franchises in Texas and surrounding states at first.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cory Sutela has joined ACT Lab to oversee engineering for the third-party testing lab group. Sutela has PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University (UK) and brings over 15 years of bicycle testing experience to the ACT team.

New Product

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB says its new Ranger 2.25 was designed to meet the needs of cross-country racers in any course condition.

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