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December 23, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — VEE Tire Co. has announced the release of Rail Tracker, their newest tire in the 650b-plus category.

The Rail Tracker applies VEE's Cross Country tread to a plus-size tire. It's VEE's lightest plus tire at 800 grams. 

Posted in New Products
December 22, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Marian University's cycling team is offering a student mechanic scholarship program intended to give college students experience as a cycling race mechanic.

Posted in North America
December 22, 2016

WILMETTE, Ill. (BRAIN) — Velosmith Bicycle Studio, a high-end retailer here, is offering a limited-edition mountain bike build that combines custom products from four brands: Seven Cycles, Inglis Cycles, Monument Wheelworks and Pass and Stow Racks.

Posted in New Products
December 21, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — November gave suppliers a glimmer of hope and helped offset losses earlier in the year. Suppliers shipped 16,715 more units to retailers during the month than a year earlier — an increase of about 12 percent.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Year-to-date shipments are down nearly 8%.
December 21, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists 2017 National Bike Summit will be March 6-9 in Washington. The League has released a draft agenda and is now accepting presentation proposals as well as nominations for Summit Awards.

Discounted early registration rates end on Dec. 31. 

Posted in North America
League is holding a webinar Wednesday morning with tips on visiting your Congress member.
December 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji has launched a new bike for loaded off-road touring, the Jari. The aluminum-framed bike will be available in four models and as a frameset. 

Posted in New Products
December 20, 2016
Tiffanie McKenzie

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has announced its first outside sales reps, Tiffanie McKenzie and Tom Roth, who will work with retailers in the South- and Northeastern U.S., respectively. They report to Rod Judd, RockyMount's sales director.

Posted in North America
December 20, 2016

VALLÀ, Treviso, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian clothing brand Global Sports Gear (GSG) has agreed to sponsor and supply the AG2R La Mondiale pro cycling team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Posted in International
December 20, 2016

LYON, France (BRAIN) — Shimano Europe has announced plans to open a new distribution center here to serve its French and Italian customers. It will be the third distribution center for Shimano in Europe, joining locations in the Netherlands and Poland.

Posted in International
December 20, 2016
Will Ross winning the 2016 Fat Bike Birkie race.

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the 2017 season, Wren Sports will sponsor the 9:ZERO:7 Factory Team, which includes Alaska's Will Ross, one of the most successful fat bike racers in the U.S.

Posted in North America

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