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Posted in Product/Tech 44 min 27 sec ago

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Belgian tough is now available in women’s sizing.

Ridley launched its lineup of women’s road bikes Wednesday night during a dinner presentation at the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen.

Posted in Product/Tech 2 hours 5 min ago
The Green Award winner was Chien King Industrial, which uses rice grain husks in its pedals.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Eurobike Award distinguishes products and concepts that stand out for their innovations, new functions and quality. Trade show organizers also bestow 12 Gold Awards and one Green Award for the top products, and most sustainable product.

Posted in International 2 hours 38 min ago
Fruita's city manager, Mike Bennett, and Mayor Lori Buck.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Fruita city manager Mike Bennett and Fruita Mayor Lori Buck are here handing out their business cards — in the shape of bike cogs — and meeting European companies, in hopes to recruit them to locate their offices or U.S. headquarters in their Western Colorado mountain town.

Posted in International 2 hours 47 min ago
Ritchey Outback gravel road bike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For years Ritchey told dealers asking for complete bikes that it wasn't going to happen while its OEM component sales represented such a large portion of its business. The thinking is a component maker shouldn't compete with its customers by offering complete bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech 2 hours 52 min ago
Yeti's SB5+ TURQ

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The demise of alloy as an option for high-end mountain bike frames left suppliers looking for ways to lower entry price points but still offer carbon frames.

Posted in North America 9 hours 11 sec ago

NASHVILLE , Tenn. (BRAIN) — CrossVegas organizers are working with app maker Arcivr to give race fans and sponsors mobile access to updated information before, during, and after the cyclocross race, which will be held later this month in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America 9 hours 25 min ago
Tracey Bueno (left) and Matt Buzenes are new territory managers for the protection brand.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has added to its inside sales team, hiring Tracey Bueno as territory manager for the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies and promoting Matt Buzenes to Midwest territory manager.

Posted in North America 10 hours 30 min ago

FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle, Inc. has hired F. Chris Nelson as the brand's first sales director.

Nelson is a 30-year veteran of the run and bike industries, having worked for Penguin Brands, Nathan, Reebok, Mizuno, Ronhill, Jogalite, and Dr. Scholl's in the past.

Posted in Product/Tech 10 hours 41 min ago

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has updated its KICKR stationary trainer, which has been on the market for about four years. 

Posted in North America 1 day 1 hour ago

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization's executive director, effective Friday. The organization's board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position.

Posted in North America 1 day 2 hours ago
New company is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber to transportation, energy and infrastructure industries.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is involved with a new company that is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost carbon fiber to several industries, including the transportation and renewable energy markets.

Posted in International 1 day 3 hours ago

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first half of 2016 proved to be challenging for the German bike market, according to the latest figures from Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), the country’s bike industry association, which includes manufacturers and importers of bicycles, components, accessories and e-bikes.

New Product

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The maker of Fix It Sticks, a lightweight tool launched on Kickstarter in 2013 by a former bike shop mechanic, is introducing a bracket to carry the tool. The bracket mounts beneath a waterbottle cage on frames.

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