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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (BRAIN) — Bike fit tool manufacturer Purely Custom has introduced its latest product, the Fit Bike Pro 1. Designed to simulate true riding conditions, the Fit Bike Pro 1 features a load control transmission that uses Purely Custom’s Powerbahn technology.

Posted in Product/Tech
1 hour 4 min ago

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For an 18th consecutive year. Ranked No. 58, REI is one of five companies listed annually since the recognition began in 1998, and one of three companies headquartered in Washington state.

Posted in Retail News
1 hour 29 min ago

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has opened up applications for its annual list of America’s Best Bike Shops.

Posted in Retail News
15 hours 24 min ago
Atlanta Cycling knows how to make guests feel at home.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The second day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Atlanta took BRAIN editors, tour sponsors and guests on a hilly 36-mile route as we visited four shops.

Posted in Retail News
20 hours 30 min ago

CASTLE PINES, Colo. (BRAIN) — Italian Bicycle Group NA, a bicycle import and wholesale distributor of Italian cycling products in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., has expanded its brand portfolio is offering IBDs up to 20 percent off wholesale pricing on all preseason orders.

Posted in North America
21 hours 35 min ago

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have published a new report exploring the topic of equity in national bike advocacy efforts. The report is titled “Building Equity. Race, Ethnicity, Class and Protected Bike Lanes: an Idea Book for Fairer Cities.”

Posted in Studies/Reports
21 hours 46 min ago

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added Mercedes Ross from Merchandising Werxs as an adjunct professor for the March session of its Mann University retail education program.

Posted in Retail News
22 hours 36 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — With a goal of improving efficiency and providing better customer service, Kinetic has expanded its warehouse capacity in the U.S. and moved its European base from the Netherlands to Austria.

Posted in Industry News
22 hours 42 min ago

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) —Maxima Racing Oil has signed an exclusive agreement with Live to Play Sport to handle distribution of the Maxima Bike line throughout Canada. Canadian IBDs and suspension service centers will now have access to the entire Maxima Bike product line.

Posted in North America
22 hours 52 min ago

RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Light and accessories brand Knog is launching an online film competition and festival that will award $15,000 worth of prizes to winning filmmakers who chronicle their nighttime adventures.

Posted in International
1 day 1 hour ago

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has plucked Robb Wolf from its independent sales rep force and named him North American bike sales manager.

Posted in North America
1 day 1 hour ago
Port slowdown has little effect on fiscal-year earnings but is expected to have an adverse impact in early 2015.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s sales rose 12.5 percent last year to $306.7 million despite a 1 percent decline in mountain bike product sales as the company’s first-quarter acquisition of aftermarket suspension distributor Sport Truck contributed to a 39 percent surge in sales of powered vehicle products for the full year.

Posted in North America

Upcoming Events

Mar 06 to Mar 08
Toronto International Bicycle Show Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Mar 06 to Mar 08
North American Handmade Bicycle Show Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, Ky.
Mar 07 to Mar 08
Vancouver Bike Show Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 10 to Mar 12
National Bike Summit Washington, DC
Mar 13 to Mar 15
BikeExpo Kiev International Exhibition Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Mar 18 to Mar 21
Taipei International Cycle Show TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Vapur Shades is a light and flexible “Anti-Bottle” that is designed to stand when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty.

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