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April 23, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next year’s IBD Summit will return to the Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, January 12-14, organizers announced Thursday. The fifth annual event is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.

Posted in North America
April 22, 2015

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — The fast-growing Australian urban/commuter bike brand Reid Cycles will be distributed in the U.S. for the first time starting next month.

Posted in North America
April 22, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (BRAIN) — ERG! energy bars, developed by Michigan masters bike racer Dennis Bean-Larson, contain simple whole, raw foods and are gluten-, dairy- and soy-free.

Posted in New Products
April 22, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Virtue Cycles has announced the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Virtue Pedalist, a front-cargo tadpole tricycle with an enclosed shell and electric power.

Posted in Product/Tech
April 22, 2015

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —  The Canadian components maker OneUp Components has been granted a U.S. patent that applies to its 42-tooth sprocket, which can be used on 10-speed cassettes to create a single-chainring drivetrain with an acceptable low gear.

Posted in Product/Tech
Updated: Company says it believes several companies are infringing on its patent.
April 22, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. bike wholesaler sales grew 6 percent through March compared with the first three months of last year, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wholesale business report released this week. Sales were up more than 7 percent in March. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Fat bikes and 650b front-suspension bike sales were up, as were sales of sub-$1,500 road bikes.
April 22, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies, a division of Accell North America and maker of IZIP and eFlow electric bikes, has appointed Mark Rushmann as its Midwest territory manager.

Posted in North America
April 22, 2015
Brand synergy?
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has completed the acquisition of Louisville Slugger, which it first announced about a month ago.
Posted in International
April 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — FirstBike balance bikes, designed in Germany, feature a durable, weatherproof frame, Schwalbe tires, safety grips, a steering limiter and a rear drum brake.

Posted in New Products
April 22, 2015

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci is starting a demo program for U.S. dealers out of the Northwest.

Posted in North America

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