Editor's Note: Several BRAIN editors are on a dealer tour of Davis and Sacamento, California, this week. Today's report is on their tour of shops in Davis.
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28— Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in Davis and Sacramento.
There’s been some confusion among our readers about recent changes to our website, so I wanted to let you know what we’re doing and what we’re planning.
Since my office is located in Boulder at 5,300 feet, let me give you a view from on high.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' offices are closed Monday in observation of the New Year. News coverage will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Our entire staff wishes you a safe and healthy start to 2012.
Mike Sinyard's letter to retailers this week regarding Amazon's Price Check App is escalating an industry-wide conversation and examination of the interaction between brick-and-mortar stores and the many alternate retailing channe
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cateye USA president Thomas Prehn went on an Amazon buying spree of sorts last spring and summer. He has an office full of receipts and packages to prove it.
"I was probably Amazon's best Cateye customer," Prehn said Thursday.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!).
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)— Specialized president Mike Sinyard is warning the company’s retailers to beware of Amazon.com’s incursions into the bike market.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!). Part 2 will be published here on Thursday.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Keate invites cycling community members to get in touch with their inner Urban Cowboy when he holds the grand opening for his second bike shop, Long Beach Cyclery, on Saturday, Dec. 3. “We’ll have free tacos and beer, and I have a mechanical bull,” he said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The national governing body USA Cycling has made several rule changes for next year that may be of interest to retailers and suppliers who serve racers.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Retailers will have an extra gear to sell on Shimano-equipped road bikes as soon as next summer as a cable-shifted 11-speed Dura-Ace group appears destined for the company's 2013 product line.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The offices of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News are closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Web news will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has hired Steve Frothingham as web editor. He starts Dec. 1.
Frothingham is currently editor of VeloNews.com. His last day with Competitor Group, Inc., owner of the news website and Velo magazine, is Nov. 18.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Longtime web editor Jason Norman has left Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. His last day with the magazine was Oct. 28.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ offices in Southern California are closed starting today as they undergo some remodeling.
However, the magazine’s editorial and production staff is still checking phone messages and answering email remotely.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s being updated and will soon be back. The 2012 Industry Directory is in the works and will be included with the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors capped off three days of riding in the mile-high city on Friday with visits to Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Golden Bike Shop and Wheat Ridge Cyclery.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Denver suburbs are home to small clusters of shops, each with a unique formula to stay in business.