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A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

Editor’s note: This blog post was written by Fred Clements, executive director of the 

Posted in Retail News
10 hours 40 min ago
One by Optic Nerve shades will be at more accessible price.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The company behind Optic Nerve sunglasses and goggles is renaming itself and launching a second sunglass brand, to be called One by Optic Nerve.

Posted in North America
11 hours 12 min ago

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has expanded its retail education schedule for this year's show.

Posted in Retail News
13 hours 59 min ago

QUEBEC (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada will be the exclusive distributor of Redline BMX bikes in Canada, starting with the 2015 model year. Redline is owned by Accell North America.

Posted in North America
15 hours 41 min ago
Distributor challenges industry to do the same.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two, a California-based distributor, is pledging to donate 1 percent of its sales to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America
16 hours 1 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites is reaching out to IBDs to build a dealer base for its carbon fiber repair services. The company’s Trusted Carbon Fiber Service Network aims to simplify the repair process for shops and consumers, the company said in a release.
Posted in North America
1 day 12 hours ago

BERGERAC, France (BRAIN) — At the Tour de France's penultimate stage Saturday, Bianchi unveiled a new time trial/triathlon frameset that uses the company's Countervail vibration canceling technology.

The Aquila CV was raced by Team Belkin's Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam.

Posted in Product/Tech
1 day 13 hours ago

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kask has hired Nat Ross as its North American brand manager, the Italian helmet brand has announced.

Ross will operate from Golden, Colorado. 

Posted in North America
1 day 13 hours ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets will release a series of limited-edition helmets commissioned from three international artists.

Posted in Product/Tech
1 day 14 hours ago
Voting to pick winning bike for production begins.
The San Francisco bike has a cable lock inside the seat tube.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project concluded on Friday with each team from participating cities — Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — unveiling its idea of the ultimate utility bike during reveal parties and events in each city. From now until Aug.

Posted in Product/Tech
1 day 15 hours ago

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is expanding its support of IMBA, including becoming a top-level sponsor of the IMBA World Summit, to be held next month in Colorado.

Posted in North America
4 days 12 hours ago

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Wheel brand Hermes Sport is returning to aftermarket sales following an 18-month absence during which it focused on OEM sales. The company is also moving production stateside.

Posted in Product/Tech

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The Yakima TwoTimer.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products is expanding its line of tray-style hitch racks with the new FourPlay and TwoTimer models.

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