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CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is stepping up to become the co-title sponsor of the women's team formerly known as Specialized-Lululemon. This is SRAM's first venture into title sponsorship on the road.

Posted in International
11 hours 29 min ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Koobi, a small saddle supplier that targets the triathlon market, has added two new international distributors to its roster, said Phil Schweizer, the company's founder.

Posted in International
13 hours 55 min ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shipping companies that had been levying hefty congestion fees on ships headed to ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles have been temporarily suspended after the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) raised concerns.

Posted in North America
16 hours 19 min ago

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show are planning a pre-show event for the cycling media, to be held June 30-July 2 in Kirchberg, Austria. 

Posted in International
1 day 11 hours ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Bill Yetman, executive director of the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association, penned a letter to the country's finance minister this week, asking that the government eliminate duties and tariffs on bicycles in Canada.

Posted in North America
1 day 16 hours ago

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA employees will support World Bicycle Relief's Buffalo Bike program by buying one Buffalo Bike for the organization for each new bike Jenson sells on Cyber Monday, Dec. 1. The pledge will match the first 50 bikes sold that day.

Posted in Retail News
2 days 13 hours ago

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has reported its earnings results for the third quarter, which ended on November 1. Dick's reported a consolidated net income of $49.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, down slightly from the same period in 2013.

Posted in North America
2 days 13 hours ago

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Suppliers who get bicycles and accessories through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are keeping a close eye on an ongoing dispute between short-haul trucking companies and truck drivers as shipping companies raise prices.

Posted in North America
2 days 14 hours ago
The Dutch company says it's in talks to buy a Danish distributor, Cycle Service Nordic.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is bullish about the second half of its 2014 fiscal year, expecting to book higher turnover and net profit in all of its key markets.

The Dutch company owns Accell North America and the Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Redline bike brands, among others. 

Posted in International
2 days 15 hours ago
Additions in Hawaii and North Dakota bring the designation to each of the 50 states.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S. on Tuesday, noting that with new additions this round, there are 69 million Americans living in bike friendly spaces, with at least one designated community in each state.

Posted in North America
3 days 8 hours ago
 "Super Mario" drew a good crowd to Surf City shop Outspoken Bicycles on Thursday night.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – "Super Mario" is looking to grow his brand's presence in the U.S. market. The former Italian racer Mario Cipollini completed a tour of California shops last week. Joseph Roth, president of Speed Brands, which distributes Mario's namesake Italian-made bikes in the U.S.

Posted in North America
3 days 12 hours ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner of the retailer-owned co-op. Retailer members of the co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Bern-branded bike, snow, skate and water sports helmets.

Posted in North America

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New Product

The Galfer Wave rotor is available in four sizes.

OXNARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Galfer, a supplier to the motorcycle industry and to OEMs in the bike industry, is now making its disc brake pads and rotors available in the U.S. aftermarket.

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